Alumni Relations and Development Workshop

8:30 am–4:00 pm


At the main campus of Shandong University (SDU) in Jinan, China

For an audience composed of colleagues with alumni relations and development duties at Shandong Province colleges and universities, key officials from Nanjing University, Shandong University and the University of Chicago explored methods of keeping in contact with alumni and inviting them to support their universities.

From Shandong University’s website:

“山东大学总会计师曹升元出席研讨会并在开幕式上致辞. 曹升元表示,高等教育是一项需要大量资金投入的事业,积极拓展筹资渠道、增强筹资能力关乎各高校的未来发展。与刚刚起步的国内高校相比,国外同行已在 此方面进行了大量有益尝试,积累了丰富的经验,其中尤以美国高校的做法值得称道。这次芝加哥大学同行所作的介绍,以及国内其他兄弟高校的经验值得我们认真 学习和借鉴。”

8:30 Opening Ceremony Chaired by Zou Nan, Director of Department of International Affairs of SDU, with welcome remarks by Cao Shengyuan, Vice-President of SDU, and Kenneth Manotti, University of Chicago Vice-President

8:45 Group Photo

9:00 Morning session chaired by Tong Guangwu, Senior Consultant for International Affairs at SDU

Best Development and Alumni Relations Practices Damon Cates, Associate Vice-President for Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at the University of Chicago

10:00 morning break

10:30 Creating and Building a Culture of Philanthropy at Universities Kenneth Manotti, Vice-President for Alumni Relations and Development, University of Chicago

11:45 lunch

13:30 Afternoon Session chaired by Kong Lingdong, Director of Development and Planning at SDU

Constraints and Solutions of University Fundraising and Alumni Work in China Zuo Chengci, Assistant President of Nanjing University

14:15 Alumni Relations and Fundraising at Shandong University  Wang Fei, Director of Department for Alumni & Development at SDU

15:00 Panel Discussion and Q&A

15:45 Summary and Closing Remarks by Kong Lingdong

16:00 Workshop ends

Organizer: UChicago-ShanDa American Culture Exchange Center, the Department of International Affairs at Shandong University and the University of Chicago Center in Beijing

(All photos by Shandong University)