April 16 - How Generation Z will Impact Your Fundraising

  • April 16, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Centre Club, 123 South Westshore Blvd, Tampa FL 33609
  • 47


How Generation Z will Impact Your  Fundraising

Monnie Wertz – The University of Tampa

Over the last thirty years, researchers William Strauss and Neil Howe have postulated on the different generations within American society and how those generational differences occur.  Through their work, they have provided language and characteristics through which to understand and contrast different segments of the population as they relate to school, work, and personal lives.  Going forward, new voices are emerging to continue their work, particularly as it relates to the next generation, Generation Z.  As this generation begins to enter all aspects of our society, fund-raising professionals need to be prepared to understand how they could and should affect their practice.  Participants will be provided an overview of current research and specific applications to community service/fund-raising behaviors.  Suggestions will be made for review of current processes and possible new strategies to pursue.

Tuesday - April 16, 2019

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Doors open at 11:30 AM

11:00 Membership Orientation
11:30 Networking
11:45 Announcements
12:00 Program

Regular Meal & Gluten Free Meal: 

Braised Short Ribs | Ancho & Honey with Crispy Onion

Vegetarian : 

Spinach Artichoke Tart | Asparagus and Carrot Salad

PLEASE NOTE: Once a meal choice has been made, it CANNOT be changed the day of at the luncheon.  Food service has been extremely delayed at the past few meetings for a number of our guests due to attendees changing their meal or sending their meal back for changes. Applied for 1 hour CFRE Credit


$25.00 for Members

$40.00 for Guests

Payments may be paid in advance or at the door.  Reservations after 12 PM on the Friday before the meeting, and walk-ins, are charged $40 at the door.  No shows will be billed. 


Monnie Wertz has served The University of Tampa (UT) in positions of increasing scope and responsibility since 1992, working at the director level in the areas of residence life, student conduct, orientation, and student activities as well as the associate dean of students.  She currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Operations and Planning.

As a professional at the University of Tampa, she has worked to establish several significant programs such as Victim Advocacy, Students of Concern, ELITE student leadership, and was the primary author of the Spartan Code, the value statement for the institution.  She has experience working with regional and national professional organizations, presenting on issues such as safety, emergency planning, sexual assault and Title IX, and generational research. 

She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at USF in Interdisciplinary Education with a focus on the formation of critical thinking in collegiate populations.  She also serves on the board of Three Strand Cord, a not-for-profit organization committed to building self-sustaining communities in developing countries.


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