Tuesday April 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM CDT
Thursday April 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM CDT

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Chase Park Plaza Hotel 
212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63108

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Vicki Sheehan, WCGN Conference Chair 
Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund 

WCGN Leadership Forum 2014 -

The WCGN Formula for Change 

When women know what their communities need, they will ACT. When women combine resources, their power to change is UNLIMITED. We are excited about the Women's Collective Giving Grantmakers Network (WCGN) conference agenda and the plans we have for learning and networking!  For more information on the WCGN, click here.

Conference highlights include dinner Tuesday night with Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund member Maxine Clark, founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop and a prominent leader in business and philanthropy. 

Wednesday features a full day of programs and round table discussions on best practices, new program ideas, membership recruitment and retention programs, impact measurement, and expert advice on strengthening your Organization. Have lunch with speaker Sonja Nichols, membership builder extraordinaire from Charlotte, NC. 

Wednesday evening you will be entertained by several SOS members in their homes near the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. Networking among the attendees is always the very best part of a WCGN conference!

At breakfast on Thursday, the WCGN will have its First Annual Meeting. Conference attendees will be offered additional programs with roundtables and opportunities for facilitated discussion in small groups focused around specific topics of interest. A box lunch will be available with additional optional mentoring opportunities on a scheduled basis available in the afternoon.

If you arrive early on Tuesday, take advantage of a special tour of St. Louis sights in nearby Forest Park.

For more detailed information on the conference, please click here.

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An email confirmation for your Paypal payment will be sent to you from
The Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation.

If you have already registered for the conference and would like to participate in the St. Louis tour on Tuesday afternoon, please click here.

Rooms are still available at the rates of $122 and $144 and please reserve as soon as possible, as there are a limited amount and selection of rooms and are offered on a "first come-first served" basis. For conference rates at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel, click here. If the link does not connect, please call 877-587-2427 between the hours of 8 am and 6 p.m, CST. Ask for the Womens Collective Giving Grantmakers Conference rate. If you have problems with hotel reservations, please let Vicki Sheehan know, 314-503-5035 or vsheehan@sheehanpropterties.com.
The Chase is located in the historic Central West End of St. Louis, adjacent to Forest Park and minutes from the Downtown Arch.

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