2021 Conference

 
                    In light of recent reports of the increase in Covid-19 Delta variant cases, the FAOG conference planning committees
        want to assure everyone that we continue to monitor ongoing Covid-19 related updates at local, state and
federal levels. Also, we have been staying in contact with The Peabody Memphis staff to ensure safety precautions
are in place for conference attendees. Additional information from The Peabody Memphis regarding their
Covid-19 precautions can be found
here.

                                            At this time, the 2021 FAOG Conference in Memphis will take place in-person as planned. Recent guidance
                            from the CDC in response to the Delta variant recommends that masks should be worn in public settings.
  For the latest
                            CDC Updates
click here
. We ask for everyone’s safety, if you are not feeling well prior to the conference, that you please
                            stay home. We look forward to seeing you and our conference sponsors September 12 through September 15 in Memphis!
                                                                                            Until then, please stay safe.


Greetings everyone!

 
We cordially invite you to come and join your fellow FAOG members at the 2021 FAOG Conference from September 12-15, 2021, in Memphis, TN

Register today: Register Here The conference fee of $350 includes Sunday through Wednesday sessions, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and a grab and go lunch on Wednesday.  If you have any questions, please e-mail our Conference Manager, Sherrie Chelini at sherriechelini@earthlink.net or call at 206-310-5979. Note about registration: Professional Advisors must be an active member before registration opens, unless they are a speaker or sponsor, to attend the conference.
 
It is going to be wonderful to see each other this September after the year and a half we have all been through.   Our 2021 Conference will be held at the iconic Peabody Hotel in Memphis.  Known as the "Souths's Grand Hotel", the Peabody is legendary for its charm, elegance, gracious hospitality and rich history.  It's also world famous for the five resident ducks, who march daily through the lobby at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm.  

Our FAOG conference gives everyone the unique opportunity to learn from and visit with colleagues from around the nation, as well as, connect with vendors.  Along with valuable networking, it will offer a variety of learning opportunities for community foundation finance, investment and HR professionals.   This year at the conference we are mixing it up on Sunday afternoon. For those attendees relatively new to community foundation work, we are offering a "Welcome to the Community Foundation World” session.  In response to requests for more time with technology sponsors, a "Tech Vendor Demos and Discussions" session will also be offered.   These will be held concurrently Sunday from 1pm - 5pm.  There is no charge to participate in these events, but if you are interested in attending either of these, please make sure to register for the session(s) and book your airline arrival into Memphis accordingly.  

You can find the draft of the agenda on the FAOG website or here.

Sunday evening we kick things off at 6:00 pm with a Welcome Dinner on the rooftop of the Peabody, overlooking the Mississippi River.  We will wrap up the conference at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, September 15.  Monday nights dinner will be at the Majestic Grill from 6pm-9pm.  Tuesday night's dinner will be at the original BB Kings Blues Club on Beale Street.  All sessions, including breakfasts and lunches will be held at the Peabody Memphis Hotel.  If you have any questions, please contact our Conference Manager, Sherrie Chelini at 206-310-5979 or sherriechelini@earthlink.net.

You can reserve your hotel room on the FAOG website under the “Book Hotel” tab or click here. We have reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Peabody Memphis Hotel for $272.79 per night including all taxes.  Please note, the hotel service fee of $13.95 per night is waived if you book through our link.   If you want to come in early and enjoy the weekend or stay later, our group rate will be honored 3 days prior to September 12 and 3 days after September 15. 

The FAOG conference committees are working hard and looking forward to a fantastic conference in Memphis!  Be sure to check the conference website for continuous updates.
 
Have a great day!
 
Barb Sambroak and the 2021 FAOG Conference Committees
 
 
Barbara F. Sambroak, CPA
Vice President of Finance
The Erie Community Foundation
459 West 6th Street
Erie, PA   16507
 
Phone:  (814) 454-0843Fax:        (814) 456-4965