2025 Foundation Leadership Forum: Who Attends?

January 29–31, 2025
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
Washington, DC

Who attends the Foundation Leadership Forum?

The AGB Foundation Leadership Forum brings together teams including board members, senior foundation staff, and institution leaders. Most participants attend as part of a team that might include the foundation CEO; the board chair, chair-elect, and other members of the foundation board; the institution president; and other foundation or campus staff.

For board members, the program provides a unique opportunity to learn about fundamentals of foundation governance, gain an understanding of best practices embraced by other foundations, and meet and learn from board leaders from other foundations.

For staff leaders, the conference affords an opportunity to connect with professional peers from across the country, learn about emerging issues and innovative practices, and spend time with the board members who will be essential partners in leading their foundations.

For teams, the Forum helps volunteer and professional leaders develop a shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, identify shared strategic prioritizes, and frame plans to enhance the governance, operations, and impact of their foundation.

Browse the 2024 schedule of events to learn more about the types of sessions, speakers, and networking opportunities the Forum typically includes and see who attended.

Register as a group and save.

Early bird pricing is available through September 30, 2024. Register now to reserve your spot in Washington, DC.

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Individual Member*


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*Member exclusive pricing.
**Three or more, members only. All members in the group must be registered at the same time. 

Key Dates

  • Early bird deadline: September 30, 2024
  • Deadline for cancellation: January 7, 2025

Cancellation Policy

This program is available only to registrants who are serving a higher education institution or foundation. Please contact registrar@AGB.org with any questions.

All cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to cancellations@AGB.org and will be processed after the meeting. Requests for refunds must be received by close of business on January 7, 2025, to receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for registrants who cancel after January 7, 2025. If you are unable to attend, a substitute is welcome in your place at no additional charge. AGB is not responsible for cancellations due to airline disruption, inclement weather, COVID-19, or schedule changes.

Group Discounts: If a cancellation causes the group to fall below the required three registrations, the refund will be issued minus the discount benefit received by the original group.

Hotel Information

AGB has secured a room block at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, for Foundation Leadership Forum attendees at a group rate of $249. Once registered, attendees will receive a link to book their hotel reservations. Reservations must be made online through this link to receive the group rate.

Reservations by attendees must be received by 5:00 PM ET, Tuesday, January 7, 2025.

With thanks to our 2025 sponsors.

View our 2025 sponsors and see how you can support the Foundation Leadership Forum.



AGB is committed to excellence in member service. Should you have questions about registering for the Foundation Leadership Forum, contact the AGB registrar.

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If you currently are not an AGB member but want to take advantage of member pricing, contact Matt Stevens, director of membership outreach.


To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Steve Abbott, senior director of partnerships.