Conversation & Coffee – February 2024

Conversation & Coffee - Wednesday, February 21, 2024

ED/CEO + DoD: The Importance of This Relationship

February 21st, 2024, 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Greater Cincinnati Foundation  Directions
Register by February 20th, 2024

TOPIC: ED/CEO + DoD: The Importance of This Relationship

Fundraising is all about relationships and it must start with the relationship between the CEO and the Director of Development. As a development director do you feel that your ED/CEO is your #1 fan? Do you feel he or she is actively engaged in the development plan you put in place? Join us as we share the importance of the ED + DoD relationship and how it can make or break fundraising efforts.


Amy L. Cheney has been President & CEO of Crayons to Computers for just more than six years. Amy was previously Vice President for Giving Strategies at The Greater Cincinnati Foundation where she worked for nearly 24 years. She holds an MBA from The Ohio State University and is a CPA Retired.  


Betsy Wilson has been Director of Development at Crayons to Computers for six years. Betsy has held several fundraising positions in the Greater Cincinnati area. She specializes in grant writing, major and planned giving, and strategic development. 


 Conversation & Coffee

WHEN: Wednesday, February 21, 2024

TIME: 7:30 AM Coffee & Conversation; 8:00 AM Presentation, followed by Q&A

LOCATION:  Greater Cincinnati Foundation, 720 E. Pete Rose Way, Suite 120, Cincinnati, OH 45202

WHO: GCPGC members and guests

Cost:  Free for all attendees, thanks to our sponsor, The Fifth Third Foundation. 

Bring a colleague or board member to learn what the GCPGC is about…

If you do not receive an email confirmation of RSVP, please call 513-554-3071 to confirm your RSVP and report that the automatic response mechanism did not work for your e-mail.

Members of the 2024 Conversation & Coffee Committee are Amy Cheney of Crayons to Computers, Jeff Lydenberg of PG Calc and Conrad Thiede of Cincinnati Public Radio. For more information on upcoming Conversations and Coffee programs, please visit the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council website at

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Conversation and Coffee is hosted, typically, the 3rd Wednesday of each month.