ICAA September 2020 Newsletter

September 2020



New Season = New Opportunities 

At this point in the calendar, ICAA member institutions have a month of fall semester in the books. Whether the semester is in-person for students, virtual, or a hybrid between the two, we all now have stories to tell our alumni and donors about how things are going. The learning curve may feel a bit daunting as we figure out new ways to reach our stakeholders and recreate or replace beloved fall campus traditions.

Use the ICAA network to list your job postings, share helpful webinars and other resources, and connect directly with your peers navigating through similar questions, challenges, and yes – opportunities. As the fall semester unfolds, we look forward to hearing about your successes in the virtual space and beyond.


New Executive Committee Members

ICAA is thrilled to welcome Lee Ann Jourdan of Franklin College and Ed Lenane of Ohio Wesleyan University as new at-large members. We look forward to their experience and insights informing the future direction of ICAA for the benefit of our membership!

Get to know Lee Ann

Get to know Ed


If you have time today, Lee Ann is a co-presenter with colleague Andrea Gash and Dan Ettinger of GiveCampus on a 1:00 pm (Eastern) webinar, Small Shops, Big Results: Giving Day Best Practices for Smaller Schools.

More information here.


Get Involved with the 2021 Summer Conference Committee

Planning for the 2021 Summer Conference has begun! Interested in getting involved with planning the conference experience? Contact Nicole Neely, Summer Conference Co-Chair, at for more information.

Save the date for our 2021 Summer Conference - scheduled for Wednesday, July 28-Friday, July 30 in Cuyahoga Falls/Akron. We cannot wait to see you there!


Welcome Back!

We are excited to welcome back Bethany College and Bluffton University.

Glad to have you with us again!


Stay Connected!


If you haven’t already, join the Independent College Advancement Associates LinkedIn group. It’s a great way to establish connections and continue the conversations from virtual events. Make it your destination to share and compare ideas. Start a topic or respond to an established topic, all within the company of colleagues at other small, independent institutions in the region. Job postings and other resources may be shared directly in the group!

The ICAA Articles page continues to feature a variety of articles and webinar links on a range of advancement topics. Many of the experts who authored these articles have been featured as ICAA speakers at past workshops and conferences. 



  Job Postings

Do you know the most clicked page on the ICAA website is job postings? Check out current opportunities at ICAA member institutions here. Institutions with current memberships can post openings anytime.





Is your staff listing current?

Log in and check the staff list for your institution under “member directory.” You may be surprised by how many changes have occurred at your institution since you last viewed this list. Contact Lauren Kennedy for assistance with updating your member list so your entire team can receive future communications and invitations from ICAA.  


Have new staff or promotions to celebrate? We love good news more than ever! Share with us for future newsletters by emailing ICAA Secretary Lisa Judge at





Be sure to visit the ICAA Membership page to update your information, review the list of active members from your institution, or help new employees sign up for their own accounts! 


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