PEAK Midwest Fall Regional Meeting

Oct 19, 2018 08:30am -
Oct 19, 2018 04:00pm

Event Description

Looking for ideas to improve your grantmaking practices and time to network with other grants management professionals? Join us in fabulous Chicago for a day-long event with speakers from the MacArthur Foundation, Grand Victoria Foundation, PEAK Grantmaking, and your Midwest Regional Chapter team on a wide-range of hot topics in philanthropy including practices, racial equity, and going paperless. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Full agenda is below.

Participants will: 

  • Share ideas about how to become a paperless foundation 
  • Learn how to make the case for grantmaking practices that drive equity 
  • Network with grants management professionals from across the region 
  • Hear about important racial equity initiatives from foundations in the Midwest 


  • MacArthur Foundation
  • Ada Slagis, Grand Victoria Foundation
  • Woods Fund
  • Melissa Sines, Effective Practices Manager, PEAK Grantmaking 
  • PEAK Midwest Regional Chapter Officers 

MacArthur Foundation
140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL

Hotel Rooming Block 
Silversmith Hotel
10 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603

If making your reservation by phone, reference PEAK Midwest for special rate of $239.00 for the evening of October 18, 2018. Rooming block is available until full. To book, please call Rebecca Jakocko, Silversmith Hotel Sales Coordinator, directly at (312) 795-6518. 

Can't attend in person? Register to participate remotely via webinar! 

Thursday, October 18
7:00pm      Regional Chapter Dinner

Location: Vapiano
44 S Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603 

Friday October 19
8:30 – 9:00 am      Breakfast 

9:00 – 9:15 am      Introductions

9:15 – 10:15 am    100 & Change
Presenter: MacArthur Foundation

10:15 – 10:30 am   Break

10:30 – 11:15 pm   What to Shred?
An open discussion on what decisions need to be made when going paperless, communicating and managing expectations, legal issues on documentation and automatic grant payments.    
Facilitator: Ada Slagis, Grand Victoria Foundation

11:15 – Noon          Truth, Racial Healing, Transformation
Presenter: Woods Fund

12:00 – 1:00 pm     Lunch 

1:00 – 2:30 pm       Making the Case for Grantmaking Practices that Drive Equity 
Presenter: Melissa Sines, Effective Practices Manager, PEAK Grantmaking

2:30 – 3:30 pm       Regional Chapter Open Discussion
Facilitators: Midwest Chapter Leaders

3:30 – 4:00 pm       Wrap-Up

Saturday, October 20
10:00 am              
American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Cancer Walk
There is no registration fee but participants must register in advance. For more information and to register visit:


Event Type:zz- Regional Meeting Archived
Early registration ends on Aug 08, 2018.
Regular registration starts on Aug 09, 2018 and ends on Oct 16, 2018.
Late registration starts on Oct 17, 2018.
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Consultant (Firm)
Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$0.00
Non-Member Fee: $55.00$55.00$55.00
 Consultant (Sole Proprietor)
Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$0.00
Non-Member Fee: $55.00$55.00$55.00
 Individual Membership
Member Fee: $25.00$25.00$25.00
Non-Member Fee: $55.00$55.00$55.00
Member Fee: $55.00$55.00$55.00
Non-Member Fee: $55.00$55.00$55.00
 Organization Membership
Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$0.00
Non-Member Fee: $55.00$55.00$55.00