Your school can grow more this year.

Learn what’s possible at Cultivate 2019.

Your school can grow more this year.

Learn what’s possible at Cultivate 2019.

You have so many goals for your school this year — but is your strategy optimized to engage today’s parents in an increasingly competitive educational space?

Find your path forward at Cultivate 2019, the conference for the advancement of Catholic schools.

This year, Cultivate features a fresh roster of sessions and speakers, including Catholic education and administration experts who will dive into key areas of school advancement. As an attendee, you’ll discover surprising data, deep insights, and new examples to help you lead your school’s growth into 2020, 2021, and beyond.

  • Enrollment
  • Marketing
  • Development
  • Leadership

Bringing together presidents, principals, advancement directors, development directors, and board members, Cultivate is one part seminar series, one part networking event — with all parts focused on arming you with strategies for promoting and growing your school.


Keynote Speaker

Matt Russell

Chief Advancement
and Business Development Officer

National Catholic
Educational Association



Normandy Farm

1401 Morris Rd.
Blue Bell, PA 19422


Tuesday, June 18, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:45 PM


Registration Rates

$210.00 two-day pass (6/18 and 6/19)

$155.00 one-day pass (6/18 or 6/19)

$725.00 two-day group pass for 4 (6/18 and 6/19)

Fee includes workshops, materials, tote bag, and lunch.

We have partial scholarships available. To apply, please submit your registration along with a letter describing how a partial scholarship would be beneficial to your institution.

Send the letter to We will try to assist as many schools as we can.

Register Online Or Download a Printable Registration Form


Questions? Contact us at or 215.587.5664.


Tuesday, June 18th

Session Title Speaker Name Track Name Start Time End Time Room
Registration/Check In     9:15 10:00 Lobby
Welcome     10:00 10:15  
Keynote Session: Mission, Vision and Advancement Matt Russell   10:15 11:15 Grand Ballroom
Lunch   Track Name 11:15 12:30 Grand Ballroom
Culture Eats Philanthropy for Breakfast (Part 1 of 3) Kishshana Palmer Leadership 12:30 1:30 Silos Ballroom
From Prospect to Enrolled James Collins & Cody Weaver Enrollment/Marketing 12:30 1:30 Adams
Advancement Fundamentals Melissa DiNofia-Bozzone & Stacy Gallagher Development 12:30 1:30 Madison
Culture Eats Philanthropy for Breakfast (Part 2 of 3) Kishshana Palmer Leadership 1:40 2:40 Silos Ballroom
Boards: The Right People, The Right Mission Bethanne Killian Leadership 1:40 2:40 Adams
How to Hook a Tax Credit Prospect Bill O'Brien Development 1:40 2:40 Madison
Culture Eats Philanthropy for Breakfast (Part 3 of 3) Kishshana Palmer Leadership 2:50 3:50 Silos Ballroom
Basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Kiersten Hepler Enrollment/Marketing 2:50 3:50 Adams
Keeping it Real with EITC Judi Neeld Development 2:50 3:50 Madison
Mass     4:15 5:15 Silos Ballroom

Wednesday, June 19th

Session Title Speaker Name Track Name Start Time End Time Room
Welcome and Prayer Nick Regina   9:30 9:50 Silos Ballroom
Converting Your Board from Advice-Givers to Dollar-Getters Jessica Carswell, CFRE Leadership 10:00 11:00 Coolidge
Strategic Use of Financial Aid Bob McBride Enrollment/Marketing 10:00 11:00 Adams
Ask the Expert: Capital Campaigns, Planned Giving, Board Engagement, Data Management Panel Development 10:00 11:00 Madison
Using Tech to Make Your Life Easier: Tips and Tricks for School Administrators William Brannick Leadership 11:15 12:15 Coolidge
Understanding the National Market Research on Catholic Schools Nick Regina Enrollment/Marketing 11:15 12:15 Adams
Meet in the Middle: How to Find, Engage, and Solicit Mid-level Donors Where they Are Carla Ricci & Garth Allen Development 11:15 12:15 Madison
Lunch     12:15 1:15 Grand Ballroom
Beyond SILO-ed Thinking Steve Clement Leadership 1:15 2:15 Coolidge
Social Media Best Practices, Tips, and Advice from the Field and Beyond Panel Enrollment/Marketing 1:15 2:15 Adams
Journey Mapping: Optimizing the Experiences of your Target Audience to Maximize Enrollment and Philanthropy Samantha Green & Karly Forman Development 1:15 2:15 Madison
How to Promote and Leverage your School's Middle States Accreditation Kelly Christian & Kim Maialetti Enrollment/Marketing 2:30 3:30 Coolidge
Results-Driven Grant Writing: Building Metrics that Tell Your Story Rob Weinstein & Dia Becker Development 2:30 3:30 Madison
Marketing Photography Sarah Webb Enrollment/Marketing 2:30 3:30 Adams
Closing Session     3:30 3:45 Grand Ballroom