2024 FAOG Conference

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Join FAOG (Finance, Administration & Operations Group for Community Foundations) at our highly anticipated annual conference taking place in the vibrant city of Charlotte, NC from Sunday, September 8th to Wednesday, September 11th this year. Plan to depart on Thursday as this year the last session will end later in the day and we have an unforgettable "Knight" planned, a closing social event included in your registration, on Wednesday evening!

Event Details:

  • Dates: September 8 - 11, 2024
  • Location: Charlotte, NC
  • Venue: Charlotte Convention Center

Registration Information:

  • Cost: $350 per person
  • Membership Requirement: Attendance is exclusive to FAOG members.
  • Registration is Open: Click Here to Register

Included in Conference Registration: Your conference registration includes:

  • Breakfast: Start your day right with a hearty breakfast.
  • Lunch: Enjoy delicious meals during the conference.
  • All Sessions: Access to all conference sessions for a comprehensive experience.
  • Closing Social Event: Join us on Wednesday evening on the Party Terraces at Truist Field Ballpark for a minor league baseball game

Our conference kicks off with an exclusive all-sponsor cocktail reception at the stunning Foundation for the Carolinas office, situated at 220 N Tryon Street. Attendees and sponsors can make their way on a brief 15-minute stroll from the Westin to this magnificent venue, where you can enjoy cocktails and light refreshments while networking amidst captivating artwork and engaging conversations with colleagues and sponsors.

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Exciting Update for 2024 - Extended Wednesday Sessions & Evening: In response to your feedback, we've extended our programming on Wednesday and included a evening social event. We encourage all attendees and their guests to stay in Charlotte on Wednesday night, revel in the closing social event, and depart on Thursday.

This year, we're thrilled to introduce a new addition to the conference experience. As a special treat for our attendees, the registration now includes a closing social event on Wednesday evening. Join us for an unforgettable night as we gather at Truist Field Ballpark on the Party Terraces in Uptown Charlotte to enjoy some minor league baseball — a perfect way to conclude the conference with a memorable "Knight" out!

Accommodations: Take advantage of our group rate at the Charlotte Westin, conveniently connected to the convention center via a sky bridge. The hotel rate is $269 per night, plus 15.25% tax. Click here to view hotel information.

Dining Experiences:

  • Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday Dinners: Exclusive to community foundation participants, their guests, and that evening's sponsors. Held off-site, these dinners are a perfect opportunity for networking and camaraderie. Registration will be limited to venue space. 
  • Cost: $50 per person, per night for community foundation attendees, and $65 per guest, per night.

Sunday dinner will make the short 2 block walk from the Foundation of the Carolinas to Chima Brazilian Steakhouse where elegance, ambiance, and flavor will create an unforgettable fine dining experience. Crewcial Partners is this evenings sponsor and you don't want to miss this unique evening.

Monday evening, is sponsored by Mason Investments. Just a block from the Westin, where we will get you in the "racing spirit" at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. You will be able to explore the legacies of the legends of this sport while immersing yourself in the excitement, passion and history of NASCAR through ever-evolving exhibits and interactive experiences. We will have the place to ourselves! Cocktails and a dinner buffet will be served.

Tuesday evening, is sponsored by Cambridge Associates. Join us for an enchanting evening at Fahrenheit, Charlotte's first ever open-air rooftop restaurant and bar! Located on the 21st floor of a mixed-use high-rise in Uptown, Fahrenheit offers breathtaking views of the city skyline. We'll start with cocktails on the outdoor patio, followed by a delicious sit-down dinner indoors. It's just a leisurely 10-minute walk from the Westin, making it a convenient and memorable experience.

Professional Development Opportunities: Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) and HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) credits for participating in qualifying sessions.

Important Note for Professional Advisor Members: Professional Advisor members are regrettably unable to attend the dinners on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday or the closing social event on Wednesday. However, we encourage you to participate in All Sponsor and Attendee Happy Hour on Sunday and all other aspects of the conference. We look forward to your valuable contributions. With the conference moving to an annual basis, the requirement to become a member before conference registration opens has been removed. Individual membership is required for each attendee that is not at a community foundation.

Click Here to Register for the 2024 FAOG Conference