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fund/SHIFT An Advancement Summit 2024

fund/SHIFT An Advancement Summit 2024

Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 8:00 AM (EDT) to Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

Pima Community College - Downtown Campus

1255 North Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85709-3002
United States

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Empower your team with entrepreneurial mindset and innovative action strategies to generate revenue and achieve workforce goals

Building on the success of the first Fund/SHIFT Summit in May of 2023, we will again bring together college, foundation, workforce, and industry experts. 

Fund/SHIFT will provide networking, professional development training, tours and new funding opportunities.

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Who Should Attend?

  • College & Advancement Leaders- Establish high-level connections with other professionals, foundation leaders, and government officials.
  • Industry Leaders– Connect with employers and other industry partners who can fund programs on your campus, hire your students, and serve on your advisory boards.
  • Faculty & Workforce Development  Leaders– Learn about the future of work, funding opportunities, and the role of artificial intelligence.


Dr. Lea Culver, PMP

Dr. Lea Culver, PMP

President and CEO of Creek Technologies Company

Marcy Euler

President & CEO, Pima Foundation

Heather Mitchell

Vice President for Institutional Advancement/Executive Director of the TCC Foundation

Caron Sada

Residential Faculty, Psychology

Paradise Valley Community College

Stuart Weismiller,

Founder Everyday Entrepreneur  Fund 

Todd Wilson

Founder, SkillPointe, LLC

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fund/SHIFT Host College

The 2024 fund/SHIFT Summit is hosted by Pima Community College in Tuscon, Arizona, attendees will have the chance to network, engage, and tour a newly opened 100,000 square foot Advanced Manufacturing Building that provides space and technology for workforce training and includes a manufacturing incubator.


Thursday - March 21, 2024
8:45 am - 11:45 am Culinary and Spirit Tour of Tuscon
11: 00 am - 3:00 pm Exhibitor Setup
11:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration is Open
1:00 - 3:45 pm Supercharge Fundraising at Your College
1:00 - 3:45 pm Let's Solve the Skills Gap Together
4:00 - 5:30 pm Together We're Closing the Skills Gap
5:30 - 6:30 pm Networking Reception Sponsored by NC3
Friday - March 22, 2024
7:00 - 8:30 am Breakfast & Marketplace
8:30 - 10:00 am Pathways to Workforce Success: Relationships & Funding
10:00 - 10:15 am Break and Transition
10:15 - 11:15 am Breakout 1: Realizing a Fully Functional Start-UP Community Leveraging Board Talent & Recruiting New Board Members
11:15 - 11:30 am Break and Transition
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Breakout 2: Creek Technologies--Partnership between Industry and Sinclair-Community College and Franklin Community College--Ohio Community College's Model.   Foundation Funded Pitch for the Trades: Tallahassee Community College Aquaculture Program
12:30 - 12:45 pm Break and Transition to Lunch.            Location: Amethyst Room, Building CC
12:45 - 2:00 pm Keeping Programs Relevant: Strategic Communication and Iterating for Excellence
2:00 - 2:15 pm Break and Transition
2:15 - 3:15 pm Breakout 3: Filing the Workforce Gap-A Continued Conversation.                         Strategies for Reconnecting Campus Programming/Students with Existing Extrepreneurial Ecosystems and Resources to Set Entrepreneurs Up for Success
3:15 - 3:30 pm Break and Transition
3:30 - 4:30 pm Breakout Session 4: Responding to Current Demands: Industry Insights for College Workforce Pros.                                                       SkillPointe: Connecting Requirements with Workforce Training
4:30- 6:00 pm Networking for Impact Reception
Saturday - March 23, 2024
7:30 - 8:45 am Networking Breakfast with Industry, Government & Higher Ed Leaders
8:45 - 9:15 am Closing Session
9:15 - 11 am Experiential Opportunities: Applying Summit Learnings & Local Tours in Pima's Manufacturing Building

Pre Summit Workshops

$199 each and includes a box lunch

Supercharge Fundraising at Your College Foundation: Learn how to apply design thinking and entrepreneurial mindset to uncover new opportunities to raise funds for college programs, building campaigns and entrepreneurship programs. Work alongside advancement professionals and funders to learn new approaches and to identify new funding opportunities. Attendees will expand their network and leave with tools to help them with their Foundation board and President.


Tech Workforce Resources-Let’s Solve the Skills Gap Together: Learn about the SkillPointe platform and other strategies for advancing workforce goals. Leverage technology to increase enrollment in college skilled trades programs and help students find well-paying in-demand jobs the meet industry needs. Building win-win-win relationships that help students succeed, the college with revenue, and industry to find skilled workers can transform higher education.


Culinary & Spirit Tour of Tucson

The city of Tucson has the distinction of being designated as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy – one of only two cities in the United States to receive this designation.

Join us for a private tour of four entrepreneurial businesses in Tucson to experience some of the local flavors. Seating is limited so register soon to secure your spot!

When:  Thursday, March 21, 2024; 9:00am – 12:00pm

Fee:  $25.00/person

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