‘Thriving in the New Normal’ theme of Women’s Philanthropy Board spring symposium

Knight Kiplinger

AUBURN – The Women’s Philanthropy Board, in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences, will present its eighth annual Spring Symposium on Monday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. At this year’s symposium on “Thriving in the ‘New Normal:’ Maximizing Your Philanthropic Footprint,” business and government leaders will discuss financial and economic issues.

The luncheon keynote speaker will be economic journalist and business forecaster Knight Kiplinger, editor in chief of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Kiplinger.com and the Kiplinger Letter. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, founded in 1947, was the first magazine in the field of personal money management. The Letter, a weekly publication started in 1923, is the most widely read and longest-published business forecasting publication in the world. Kiplinger.com is a Web site designed to help people manage their money and managers make decisions.

Other speakers include Joanna Krotz, author of “The Intelligent Guide to Giving: Make a Difference in the World and in Your Own Life”; Irene Collins, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Senior Services; Katie Libbe, vice president, Consumer Marketing and Solutions, Allianz Life Insurance Company of America; Joe Zidle, investment strategist, Banc of America, Merrill Lynch Global Research; and Stephanie Brown, managing director and general counsel, LPL Financial.

Women’s Philanthropy Board corporate partners the Alabama Power Company, Moore Wealth Management, the Auburn University Office of Outreach, The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, the Kiplinger Foundation, Charlotte Gaston Interiors, the Dubberly Group Total Merrill, Wilson Price, Gallery One Fine Art and the Flower Store have helped underwrite the event.

Registration for the symposium is $85 and includes the 12:30 luncheon. Tables of 10 can be reserved for $850. Seating is limited and early registration is recommended. To register, contact Sidney James Nakhjavan, director of the Women’s Philanthropy Board, at (334) 844-9199 or wpbchs1@auburn.edu. Make checks payable to the Auburn University WPB for the Spring Symposium and mail to: Auburn University College of Human Sciences, Women’s Philanthropy Board, 210 Spidle Hall, Auburn, AL 36849.

Contact: Sidney James Nakhjavan, (334) 844-9199 (jamessp@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)