Building Philanthropy for a Better Florida

2019 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy

Information on the 2020 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy coming soon! Save the Date:

February 12 - 14, 2020
Waldorf Astoria, Orlando

February 13–15, 2019 | Lake Buena Vista, Florida


In an era of hashtag philanthropy, we are reminded that our work must reflect the society in which we want to live. The pace of change is as varied as the neighborhoods in which we live, but it starts with a spark – an idea, an action, a connection – when our mission and values intersect with our communities. Throughout history, these sparks have fueled collaboration, leadership and inclusion as grantmakers work toward informed and equitable change in a field that, by definition, practices love of humanity. As the largest gathering of grantmakers in our state, the annual FPN Summit offers a unique opportunity for sponsors to reach a diverse audience from varying organizations while helping to build philanthropy to build a better Florida.


More than 250 professionals from the charitable sector are expected to attend FPN’s 2019 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy. More than 90% of participants are from grantmaking organizations, including CEOs, board members and staffs of private independent and family foundations, community foundations, public charity grantmakers and corporate foundations/giving programs from throughout Florida. Top government, nonprofit, business and academic leaders from Florida are also invited.

Thanks to our sponsors for making #2019FPN possible!



Since a vital role of Florida Philanthropic Network is to provide an opportunity for grantmakers to meet in a collegial and respectful atmosphere, it is not appropriate to solicit donations at FPN programs, events and other functions. Collaborative grantmaking is encouraged. Organizations that have a dual grantmaking and grantseeking role agree that their development staff will not utilize FPN activities or resources for fundraising/development purposes.



Disney's Yacht Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8407 USA     

Click Here to Reserve a Room!

Group Room Rate: $259.00

  • Self-Parking is Complimentary
  • Wifi Complimentary
  • Airport to Resort Transportation is Complimentary

Hotel Room Block Deadline: January 18
*Rooms may sell out before this cut-off date. Please book pre- and post-conference nights early if you wish to enjoy the resort before or after the conference.


Early Rate Deadline: January 11, 2019

Pre-Summit Meeting
CFF Meeting Trustees and CEOs $500      
*Includes registration for up to 4 participants CEO and Three Trustees        
Summit Registration Fees
  Early Rate Regular Rate Early Rate Regular Rate
  by January 11 after January 11 by January 11 after January 11
Full Summit Registration $435 $485 $625 $695
One Day Registration
Thursday or Friday
$345 $380 $475 $525
Optional Summit Dinner Events
CEO & Board Dinner & Dialogue $110   $150  
Mid Level Practitoners Dinner $75   $95  
Optional Summit Epcot Activities
Epcot Dine Around Restaurant Reservation
Your $10 deposit will be applied to your dinner bill. Limited Capacity | Sign up Early
$10   $10  
Epcot Ticket After 5:00 PM $20   $20  
Summit participants may add Epcot tickets to their registration until  January 31st.
Attendee Guest Ticket for Epcot Thursday Night
Guest Ticket, Epcot Reception & Disney After 5:00 PM   $125  
This ticket is available to Summit participants if you would like to bring a guest toFPN's Thursday night reception at Epcot's Italy Isola location. This ticket includes the after 5:00 PM admission ticket to Epcot and the reception.      
Guest Ticket, Epcot Reception   $75  
This ticket is available to Summit participants if you would like to bring a guest to FPN's Thursday night reception at Epcot's Italy Isola location. Your guest must have a separate annual pass or the appropriate admission ticket to Epcot in order to enter the park.      
Adding Guest Tickets to Your Registration?      
Summit participants may add Epcot guest tickets to their registration until January 31st.      



Epcot Dine Around, Thursday Night

  • Restaurant Reservation Deposit $10 (This credit is applied to your dinner)

Epcot Italy Isola Reception, Thursday

  • Epcot Reception Only—No charge for Disney ticket holders
  • Disney Admission Ticket and Epcot Reception ($20)
  • Deadline to register: January 31


Guest Disney Ticket After 5:00 PM & Epcot Reception, Thursday Night ($125)
Guest Epcot Reception, Thursday Night ($75)


Please submit cancellation requests via the registration system or e-mail to
Cancellations received by 5:00 PM on January 25th, 2019, will be refunded less a $75 cancellation fee.  



Registration fees will not be refunded for cancellations received after January 25th, 2019



You may substitute one attendee for another at any time without penalty. We regret that we cannot offer refunds for “no shows,” however, substitutions are welcome without penalty. Please contact AK Consulting Group if you wish to make a substitution.

If paying by check, make checks payable to Florida Philanthropic Network and mail payment to:
Florida Philanthropic Network
5421 Beaumont Center Blvd., Ste #655
Tampa, FL  33634

Please note, if paying by credit card- your credit card statement will reflect a payment to AK Conference Registration, our meeting planner.






Summit Planning Committee

The FPN team and Summit Planning Committee gathered in March to begin planning FPN's 11th Annual Statewide Summit on Philanthropy.



Summit Planning Committee Members


Grace Maseda
Vice President, Marketing Communications, Florida
Helios Education Foundation
Summit Planning Committee Co-Chair

Sandi Vidal
Vice President of Community Strategies & Initiatives
Central Florida Foundation
Summit Planning Committee Co-Chair
John Annis
Senior Vice President for Collaboration and Impact
Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation
Phyllis Corkum
Grants Manager
Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation
Cheri Wright-Jones
Regional Vice President
Allegany Franciscan Ministries
Stephanie Glavin
Senior Vice President
Bank of America