Event: VERGE Chicago: Giving USA 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019: 7:30 - 9:00am CT at the Schreiber Center at Loyola University Chicago

On June 18th, Giving USA will release its annual report on philanthropy, publishing in-depth research on the who, what, and where of giving in 2018. To mark the release, Campbell & Company will host events across the country, providing a platform for fundraising and nonprofit professionals to listen, network, and dive into the data. Our Chicago VERGE event will pinpoint the biggest headlines of Giving USA 2018 in a short video, followed by a fireside chat focused on the future of philanthropy.

During the fireside chat, Campbell & Company’s President and CEO Peter Fissinger will discuss the data’s implications for the nonprofit sector with:

Bridget C. Coughlin, Ph.D.
President and CEO, Shedd Aquarium

David J. Koo
Senior Partner, RoundTable Healthcare Partners
Trustee, Shedd Aquarium
Board Chair, Chicago Children's Choir
Chair Elect, Latin School of Chicago

Our event will end with VERGETalks, giving our audience the chance to discuss their own experiences and network with one another.


  • 7:30 – 8:00am Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:00 – 8:05am Welcome by Peter Fissinger and Seth Green, Founding Director, Baumhart Center, Loyola University Chicago
  • 8:05 – 8:25am Giving USA video and fireside chat
  • 8:25 – 9:00am VERGETalks: Group Discussions


Schreiber Center | Wintrust Hall (Floor 9)
Loyola University Chicago
16 E Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611

CFRE: Attendance at this event is applicable for up to 1 CFRE continuing education point in category 1.B - Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Special thanks to our partner, The Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility.

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