2024 DAF Giving Summit Call for Speakers

Join the Conversation

We’re seeking dynamic voices to shape the narrative at the DAF Giving Summit in Nashville, TN October 16-18, 2024. Propose a full session or recommend panelists for a specific topic. Act now; submissions are evaluated on an ongoing basis through the March 31, 2024 deadline.

Why speak at the DAF Giving Summit?

  • Impact and leadership: drive the dialogue shaping the future of philanthropy.
  • Inclusivity: we aim for our sessions to focus on the topics that are top of mind for all DAF stakeholders.
  • Engagement: collaborate with our diverse and passionate community during and after your session.

Topics of Interest:

  • Driving DAF awareness
  • Philanthropic consulting and advisory
  • Partnerships and collaboration across the space
  • Regulation and compliance
  • Generational wealth transfer and its impact
  • Leveraging technology for industry challenges
  • Meeting the needs of the most sophisticated donors
  • Driving and measuring impact

Who should Apply?

  • Experts in philanthropy, wealth management, policy, and fintech
  • DAF stakeholders
  • Donors and advisors

Important dates:

  • Proposals are due by March 31, 2024.
  • Evaluation is ongoing and early submissions are highly encouraged.
  • Expect follow-up by April 30, 2024 for selected proposals.

Submission guidelines:

  • No promotional content; focus on knowledge sharing.
  • Explore interactive session ideas.
  • We’re interested in offering both introductory overview sessions as well as more advanced sessions. Please be sure to indicate which type of session you are proposing.

2023 Keynote speaker


Greatest Jeopardy! Player of All Time
Jeopardy Co-Host and Best-Selling Author

Ken Jennings is the unparalleled quiz show champion, celebrated as the Greatest Jeopardy! Player ever. Born in Seattle, he clinched fame in 2004 with a stunning 75-game streak and $2.52 million winnings on Jeopardy!, still unbeaten. He cemented his legacy by defeating champs Holzhauer and Rutter in 2020, earning another $1 million and the “Greatest of All Time” title. Now a Jeopardy! Co-Host alongside Mayim Bialik, he’s a former software engineer from Utah with a remarkable journey.

Jennings’ passion for trivia blossomed during his years in South Korea and Singapore, relying on Armed Forces Network’s Jeopardy! broadcasts. Though his dream dimmed, he rediscovered it at Brigham Young University, captaining the quiz bowl team and pursuing his Jeopardy! aspiration. Post-victory, Jennings appeared on numerous TV shows, authored 13 books, and stars on The Chase, Master Minds, and the Omnibus podcast. A sought-after speaker, he enlightens audiences on education, AI, and more, sharing riveting tales from the Jeopardy! stage.

Ken Jennings Headshot

2023 featured speakers

Miki Akimoto headshot

Miki Akimoto

Chief Impact Officer
National Center for Family Philanthropy

Jack Almo

Executive Director, Senior Portfolio Management Director, Alternative Investments Director, and Private Wealth Advisor
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

Greg Baker headshot

Greg Baker

President and Chairperson
Renaissance Charitable Foundation

Sara Barba headshot

Sara Barba


Brandolon Barnett Headshot

Brandolon Barnett

Head of Innovation & Philanthropy
Giving Compass

Chris Beach Headshot

Chris Beach

SVP, Philanthropic Services
Minneapolis Foundation

Sally Boulter Headshot

Sally Boulter

Senior Engagement Officer

Denyve Boyle

Senior Director of Philanthropy
Community Foundation Tampa Bay

Tom Brilli Headshot

Tom Brilli

Executive Director, Head of Donor-Advised Funds
J.P. Morgan

Stephanie Buckley Headshot

Stephanie Buckley

Head of Trust Philanthropic Services
Wells Fargo Private Bank

Christy Butler Eckoff Headshot

Christy Butler Eckoff

Senior Trust Advisor, Trust Advisory Services, Southeast Region
Wells Fargo Wealth & Investment Management`

Henri Cancio-Fitzgerald Headshot

Henri Cancio-Fitzgerald

SVP, Managing Director Nonprofit Strategy & Solutions Group
PNC Institutional Asset Management

Colleen Cashman Headshot

Colleen Cashman

Senior Manager of Premier Services and Strategy
Vanguard Charitable

Marla Conley Headshot

Marla Conley

Founding Partner
Conley Law Group

Duggan Cooley Headshot

Duggan Cooley

Pinellas Community Foundation

Andrea Cummings Headshot

Andrea Cummings

Senior Director, Philanthropic Services
Minneapolis Foundation

Carla DeLoach Headshot

Carla DeLoach

DeLoach, P.L.

Christine Donovan headshot

Christine Donovan

Senior Vice President | Director
Northern Trust Charitable Giving Solutions

Trish Duggan Headshot

Trish Duggan

Artist & Philanthropist

Hank Dunbar Jr.

First Citizens Bank
Senior Vice President, Manager, Philanthropic and Charitable Services

Maryann Fernandez Headshot

Maryann Fernandez

Managing Director
Strategic Philanthropy Ltd.

Allison Fine Headshot

Allison Fine


Donna Frederick Headshot

Donna E. Frederick

SVP, Donor-Advised Funds Executive Director
Stifel Charitable Inc.

Avery Fontaine Headshot

Avery T. Fontaine

SVP Head of Philanthropy & Impact
PNC Private Bank Hawthorn

Kevin Fonzo Headshot

Kevin Fonzo

Co-Founder & Chef Instructor
Edible Education Experience

Paul Forbes Headshot

Paul Forbes

Senior Vice President of Giver Experience
National Christian Foundation

Deb Garcia Headshot

Deb Garcia

Director of Development
Doctors Without Borders

Sunil Garga Headshot

Sunil Garga

Advisory Board Member
Foundation Source

Don Greene headshot

Donald J. Greene

Managing Director
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund

Amy Haile Headshot

Amy Haile

Executive Director
Champions for Children, Inc.

Ted Hart Headshot

Ted Hart

President & CEO
CAF America

Dan Heist Headshot

Dan Heist

DAF Research Collaborative

Nicole Hisler Headshot

Nicole Hisler

SVP, Director of Charitable Solutions
Raymond James Charitable

Jordan Hurlburt Headshot

Jordan Hurlburt

DeLoach, P.L.

Karen Kardos Headshot

Karen Kardos

Global Head of Philanthropic Advisory
Citi Private Bank

Robert Kellogg Headshot

Robert Kellogg

WatersEdge Advisors and Ministry Services

Kristi Knous Headshot

Kristi Knous

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

Donna Kush

President & CEO
Omaha Community Foundation

Tony Macklin headshot

Tony Macklin

Tony Macklin Consulting

Rebecca Moffett Headshot

Rebecca Moffett

Vanguard Charitable

Gil Nausbaum Headshot

Gil A. Nusbaum

General Counsel
National Philanthropic Trust

John Oddy

Vice President for Donor Relations
New York Community Trust

Isaiah Oliver Headshot

Isaiah Oliver

President & CEO
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

Scott Onder

Chief Investment Officer
Mercy Corps Ventures

Richard Peck Headshot

Richard Peck

Richard C. Peck Consulting, LLC

Drew Rabe Headshot

Drew Rabe

Managing Director
Arabella Advisors

Pascale Remy Headshot

Pascale Remy

Head of Global Partnerships
Sport dans la Ville

Kevin Scanlon

Director, IT Systems & Information
Cleveland Foundation

Melanie Schnoll Begun headshot

Melanie Schnoll-Begun

President and Head of Family Office Resources Field Engagement
Morgan Stanley GIFT

Rachel Schnoll Headshot

Rachel Schnoll

Chief Executive Officer
Jewish Communal Fund

Brittany Schultz Headshot

Brittany Schultz

Philanthropic Advisor
Cleveland Foundation

Stephanie Sessa

Donor Relations Officer
Austin Community Foundation

Liz Sessler Headshot

Liz Sessler

Chief Operating Officer

Marleen Spalten headshot

Marlene Spalten

President and CEO
Community Foundation Tampa Bay

Gideon Taub

Chief Strategy Officer

Danielle Vance-McMullen headshot

Danielle Vance-McMullen

DAF Research Collaborative

Daniel Widome

Executive Director,
Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Morgan Stanley

Miles Williams Headshot

Miles Williams

Chief Operating Officer
Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation

Marisa Worley Headshot

Marisa Worley

Executive Director
Edible Education Experience

Dien Yuen headshot

Dien Yuen

Founder & CEO
Daylight Advisors

interested in speaking at the daf giving summit?

While our 2024 DAF Giving Summit agenda is filling up quickly, we welcome your ideas and will consider each submission for future DAF Giving Summit events and webinars.