Marcia Sloan Latta, Ed.D., vice president for advancement, and Jaclyn Schalk, Ed.D., assistant vice president for development and director of planned giving for the Division of University Advancement, will be a featured presenters at the Independent Colleges Advancement Associates annual conference on July 31, in Columbus. ICAA is made up of alumni, development and communications professionals from private colleges and universities in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and West Virginia. Founded in 1958, it is one of the oldest advancement organizations in the nation.
Latta will speak on “Understanding the Psychology and Anatomy of a Major Gift.” She has more than 25 years of experience in the advancement field, and is a frequent presenter to non-profit organizations throughout the country on fundraising and non-profit board governance issues. At The University of Findlay, she oversees the alumni, parent, development and advancement services departments, as well as the nationally-known Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Book.
Schalk will speak on “Lessons on Taking Gift Planning to the Next Level.” At The University of Findlay, she leads the development team and is in charge of planned giving, as well as provides oversight of operational activities for the “Give Voice to Your Values” comprehensive campaign. She has previous experience in planned giving and fundraising, where she specialized in estate planning, charitable gift annuities and other gift planning vehicles.