Building Philanthropy for a Better Florida

2020 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy

FPN 2020 Summit on Philanthropy
February 12–14, 2020 | Waldorf Astoria, Orlando


There is no other statewide gathering of philanthropic leaders in Florida. Over the course of three days, summit attendees will have the unique opportunity to meet and network with peers and benefit from inspiring discussions led by nationally acclaimed speakers and thought leaders. By participating in the Summit, you will be equipped with the necessary tools to navigate the current of change. Your participation enables you to see what is best for the sector - to plan and act to implement the future of philanthropy in Florida.


More than 250 professionals from the charitable sector are expected to attend FPN’s 2020 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 #2020FPN 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.



Waldorf Astoria, Orlando
14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln
Orlando, FL 32821     

Click Here to Reserve a Room!

Group Room Rate: $259.00

  • Self-Parking is $17 per day
  • Discounted Valet Parking is $27 per day
  • Wifi Complimentary

Hotel Room Block Deadline: TBD
*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 10

Pre-Summit Meeting
CFF Meeting Trustees and CEO Convening $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 10 after January 10 by January 10 after January 10
Full Summit Registration $485 $535 $825 $895
One Day Registration
Thursday or Friday
$400 $450 $625 $725
Optional Summit Dinner Events
CEO & Board Dinner & Dialogue $160   $225  
Philanthropy Welcome Dinner $95   $115  




Please submit cancellation requests via the registration system or e-mail to
Cancellations received by 5:00 PM on January 10, will be refunded less a $75 cancellation fee.  



Registration fees will not be refunded for cancellations received after January 10



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 Members


John Annis, Chair
Senior Vice President for Collaboration and Impact
Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation
Office: 941-733-9513

Melanie Cianciotto
First Vice President, Foundations and Endowments
Specialty Practice

Office: 407-237-4485
Erin Baird
Director of Grants
Allegany Franciscan Ministries
Office: 727-507-9668
Lisa Davis
Manager, Corporate Philanthropy
JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
Office: 954-949-3679
Teri Hansen
President and CEO
Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation
Work Cell: 941-223-1755
Patrick Morris
Community Affairs Officer South Florida
Wells Fargo Bank
Office: 904-351-7232
Brittany Timmons
Director of Community Strategies and Initiatives
Community Foundation of South Lake County
Office: 352-988-6637



FPN Staff & Consultants


  Robert (Bob) McFalls
President & CEO
Florida Philanthropic Network
Office: 813-983-7396
Cell: 561-951-7879

Geula Ferguson
Director of Programs
Florida Philanthropic Network


Cynthia Crank
Office Manager
Florida Philanthropic Network
Office: 813-983-7399
Amy Karimipour
AK Consulting Group
Office: 850-523-4200
Annette Kariko
Vice President
AK Consulting Group
Office: 252-347-1402