Texas Education Foundation Network (TEFN) hosts a statewide conference annually that provides school foundations with an opportunity to network and share best practices by attending sessions such as fundraising, board development, donor management, legal & governance and marketing & public relations.
This FREE conference is sponsored by Texas Pioneer Foundation and is available to TEFN members.
2018 TEFN Annual Conference Registration
(Deadline to Register - April 6, 2018)
Conference Hotel - Sheraton at the Capitol Austin, Texas
(Reservation Deadline - March 30, 2018)
2018 TEFN Conference Keynote Speakers
Dr. Michael Goddard
Dr. Michael Goddard has a passion for life and impacting all those around him. Just one way he impacts others is through the connections he makes with both students and staff alike. From his crazy socks, fun lapel pins, Mickey Mouse hands, and friendly demeanor he loves to be at the campuses interacting with the students and staff. Dr. Goddard earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from SFA (1994); completed a Master’s Degree of Education with an emphasis in Counseling and Student Services from University of North Texas (2000); and a Doctor’s Degree of Education in Higher Education from the University of North Texas (2004). He currently serves as the Superintendent of Red Oak ISD. He is a member of the Texas Association of School Administrators; American Association of School Personnel Administrators, Texas Association of School Business Officials; and Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators. He is a Nationally Certified Trainer for Vital Smarts- Crucial Conversations & Crucial Accountability as well as an Internationally Certified John Maxwell Speaker, Trainer, and Coach. He speaks often at National and Regional Conferences.
Donor Relations Guru, LLC
Lynne Wester is a frequent conference speaker and well known resource for donor relations and fundraising expertise. She has been featured in The Washington Post, CURRENTS magazine, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and other industry publications. Lynne also created the website and blog www.donorrelationsguru.com where she shares her expertise, opinions, and collections of samples on a variety of topics as well as hosts a monthly webinar series. Using her expertise and hands on approach, she works with many organizations to help them keep their focus donor driven, technologically savvy, strategic, and always with a splash of good humor. She received her undergraduate degrees from the University of South Carolina and is a loyal gamecock alumna, donor, and fan.