ICAA April 2022 Newsletter

April 2022



Coming Soon:

Summer Conference Registration!

IN PERSON ICAA Summer Conference will be 

Wednesday, July 27th through Friday, July 29th, 2022

at the Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls.

The Summer Conference Committee is working hard to put together a dynamic, in -person conference. Be prepared for exciting presentations, interactive sessions and of course, we’ve carved out some time to have fun!

If you have any questions about the ICAA Summer Conference, please contact the conference co-chairs Kyle Vaughn and Tammy Shadley-Hutton

We can't wait to see you there!  


ICAA Spring Workshop Recap

ICAA hosted its Spring Workshop: What Do We Value? Confronting Difficult Situations in Advancement at Wittenberg University on March 24th. More than 50 guests attended this in-person opportunity to talk about how to have important conversations with donors and alumni even though the topics may be uncomfortable. We thank our panelists, moderators and keynote speaker for a day spent reflecting on such topics. We look forward to continuing the conversation with workshops at the Summer Conference.

Thank you to all who attended!


 Call for Summer Conference Presenters 

Be a part of the ICAA Summer Conference experience by serving as a presenter for a breakout session! Past and first-time presenters, co-presented sessions, and referrals of non-ICAA member presenters are welcome to submit proposals. Your participation is key to offering an inspiring conference of idea sharing, networking, and fun for our attendees!

Each session lasts approximately 60 minutes and may be presented in person or remotely via Zoom. This includes 45 minutes of educational content while leaving 15 minutes at the end for questions from the audience. 

*The application deadline has now been extended to May 15! Please click here to submit your proposal today!

Have questions? Contact the Educational Programs Chair, Melissa Clarke BeckettThank you for your willingness to share your ideas, innovations, best practices and lessons learned with fellow ICAA members.


Summer Conference Award Nominations

It's time to send in your award nominations! This is your chance to recognize the great work of your colleagues, your advancement division, and even yourself (self-nominations are welcome and encouraged!). ICAA recognizes outstanding individuals and contributions to the industry through four awards presented at the annual ICAA Summer Conference. 

Ernest A. Sheetz Mentor Award

Newcomer Award

Program of Excellence Award

David T. Smittle Distinguished Service Award

Click here to learn more about each award and to nominate yourself, a colleague, or a program from your Advancement division. Submission deadline May 31.

Questions? Email Vickie Wilkins


 Welcome Back!

ICAA thanks the following institutions for recently renewing their memberships. It’s great to have you back on the roster!


Member Spotlight

Baldwin Wallace University congratulates Mike Walczak on his retirement from a successful career in planned giving, and is excited to announce the promotion of Kim Gardner, BW's new Director of Trusts and Estates.

Have good news?

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


We’re Raising our Game on Social!

We Need Your Social Content Suggestions!

ICAA is bolstering its social media presence and needs your input for future content. Contribute your ideas here for what you would like to see on our platforms.

In addition to the ICAA LinkedIn group, you may also find ICAA on Facebook and Twitter @MYICAA1958. Follow us on all three platforms!  


  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.  


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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