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AFP Houston February 2024 Education Session
Friday, February 16, 2024, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
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AFP Houston February 2024 Education Session

Friday, February 16, 2024
11:30 a.m. - Noon - Networking and Lunch
Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Program

United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

The Art and Special Energy of Fundraising
Even the most efficiently structured and managed fundraising program can struggle to fully realize the organization's philanthropic capacity if it fails to capture the art of philanthropy.

February’s session, led by Susan Coulter, JD, the 2023 recipient of AFP Houston's Byron Welch Award for Lifetime Achievement in Fundraising, will focus on the "Business" and "Science" of fundraising, along with the necessary components to incorporate and mobilize the "Art" of the philanthropic process. Through these elements, the power of philanthropy has an opportunity to take on a very special -- even sacred -- energy, capable of transforming organizations for a future of renewed success and effectiveness on behalf of all those they serve and employ. 

Speaker: Susan H. Coulter, J.D.

Susan Coulter served from 2010 – 2023 as President and CEO of the Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation at Houston Methodist in Houston, Texas.  Houston Methodist ranks among the top 20 out of 5,000 hospitals nationally, consistently earning a position on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital Honor Roll.  During her tenure, new gifts and commitments to Houston Methodist rose from an average of $20 million per year to an average of $100 million annually.

Susan has been involved in professional development for more than 40 years, including roles at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Colorado State University, University of Houston, and Indiana University.  Susan has been deeply honored to be recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Houston Chapter as the Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year in 2015, and with the Byron Welch Award for Lifetime Achievement in Fundraising in 2023.

Susan received her Juris Doctor, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from Indiana University.  She and her husband Kem have three children, three beautiful granddaughters, and reside in League City, Texas. 


*This course has been approved for 1 point of CFRE credit.

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