Reaching new heights in leadership, service & impact

presented by

Women's Fund of Smith County

in alliance with

Association of Fundraising Professionals, East Texas Chapter 


East Texas Communities Foundation

Thursday, September 19, 2019

 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Rose Heights Community Life Center
2120 Old Omen Rd. - Tyler

We invite you to attend this collaborative summit designed to explore the potential of women’s philanthropy through giving circles, corporate giving, aligning family values and leveraging
community involvement.

Keynote Speaker

kathrynw miree

Kathryn W. Miree

President: Kathryn W. Miree & Associates, Inc.

Attorney, author and nationally recognized speaker, Kathryn W. Miree specializes in gift planning and administration. She founded her own consulting firm in Alabama after managing the trust department of a regional bank. Ms. Miree received a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law. Ms. Miree has worked extensively with donors, nonprofit executives, private and community foundations on issues relating to charitable giving.

Ticket Prices

$25.00 per person (includes lunch)
$150.00 for a table of eight


8:30 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - Welcome  

9:15 am - Every Woman Can Change the World - Kathryn Miree

10:15 am - Breakout Sessions - Select one of the following:

  • Track A - Start with Generosity - Navigating Your Giving Goals - Kyle Penney, President, East Texas Communities Foundation
  • Track BMaking the Most Impact! What should you know about a nonprofit that you support? How can you support favorite causes in ways that truly make an impact? - a Panel Presentation by AFP of East Texas
  • Track CFrom Start Up to Success ~ The Journey of a Giving Circle - Past Chairs Council - Women's Fund of Smith County


11:30 am - Lunch and Keynote Presentation by Kathryn W. Miree, 7 Habits of Highly Effective (and Charitable) Women

12:30 pm - Summit Panel Discussion: Q&A and exploration of ideas from a variety of charitable giving perspectives

1:30 pm - Adjournment

Who Should Attend:

  • Board members of nonprofit organizations
  • Community leaders
  • Executive directors
  • Financial advisors
  • Fundraising professionals
  • Planned giving/estate planning professionals
  • Women business owners and entrepreneurs
  • All those interested in growing women's philanthropy


Registration Deadline - Thursday, September 12


903 509-1771

 To Register - Click Here

Special thanks go to an Anonymous donor that made this program possible.