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Philanthropy Committee

The Philanthropy Committee is responsible for generating the bulk of the funding for our annual STEM & RLF Scholarship Awards.

For more information, contact Srini Calambakkam, Philanthropy Chair.

Srini Calambakkam, Philanthropy Chair

Michael Garlich

Susan Howells

David Hess


The Philanthropy Committee is responsible for establishing a Donor program for SIM CFL

Donors are critical to SIM CFL, as a significant portion of the funding and resources for SIM CFL’s annual STEM & RLF Scholarship Awards. The Philanthropy Committee is a dynamic team that is responsible for maintaining the relationship with our current Donors and developing new Donors.

The key responsibilities of this committee are:

Relationship Management with Current Donors:

        • Facilitates the involvement of Donors as active SIM CFL members, speakers, hosts of special events, and underwriters of key programs
        • Sends regular emails to Donors communicating upcoming key events, programs, and success stories
        • Hosts periodic webinar to keep Donors in touch with SIM CFL
        • Coordinates attendance of Donors at SIM CFL Holiday Party as a Sponsor Appreciation event
        • Oversees the Donor renewal process

Development of New Donors:

        • Handles inquiries from prospective companies; with a conference call, meeting at their location and/or invitation to attend a SIM CFL event
        • Launches periodic initiatives to recruit new Donors.
        • Attends Meet the Company events to recruit new Sponsors
        • Monitors and tracks prospect list
        • A sales or business development background is not required for this role, but committee members do need to be comfortable calling key company contacts and promoting SIM CFL in a professional and enthusiastic manner.

Meeting Time and Location:

We meet once a month via conference call. The dates and times are determined by the committee.

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