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Learn & Lead Retreat 2023

Date: 04 27, 2023

Time: 08:00 am

Learn & Lead 2023

Our annual fundraising training for schools, churches, and other Christ-based organizations will be on Thursday & Friday, April 27 & 28 in Fort Wayne at the Busse Alumni Center of Purdue-Fort Wayne on Coliseum Boulevard.

Join us for our annual Noon-2-Noon Faith-Based Fundraising Retreat As we welcome back by popular demand Wayne Olson as our retreat speaker. Wayne is a leading expert in planned giving, customer service and non-profit boards.

We are continuing our “Noon-2-Noon” Retreat format, with one speaker for the entire event that starts at noon on Thursday and finishes after lunch on Friday. Attendees will not only have access to world-class training, but also have one-on-one mentoring opportunities with a national expert. Wayne will also infuse faith-based best practices into all sessions.

Topics to be covered:

  • Be a leader, be passionate and thank creatively
  • Legacy giving: Big gifts - small effort!
  • Board fundraising: Yes, you (they) can do it
  • Doing it the Disney way
  • Donor visit role playing

This year's organizer is The Lutheran Foundation and it is co-sponsored by our sister organization The Lutheran SGO of Indiana and is priced to encourage attendance by teams: principals, pastors, executive directors, their boards, and key staff. The more we can share the wit and wisdom of Wayne, the better our organizations can be!

Attendance Fees:

  • Individual:
    • 1 attendee: $199
  • Teams:
    • Up to 5 attendees from the same church, school, or organization: $399

Discounted overnight accommodations are available at the adjacent Holiday Inn-Purdue Fort Wayne.

Leave work at lunchtime on Thursday, learn, and then return to work on Friday afternoon ready to lead! To purchase tickets for one or for a team, use the form below.

For those wanting to mail a check or have questions, call Jenna Jensen at 260-203-4500 or email her at

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