September 24, 2020 Fall Virtual Presentation

September 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Zoom meeting link will be provided
HGPC Members: free (requires login), Non-members: $10. All registrants may invite 1 additional guest at no charge.
Hawaii Gift Planning Council presents:
Quick thinking! How non-profits flipped the scrip with creative ideas to increase engagement with their donors.
A virtual presentation by:
Caroline Witherspoon, President, Becker Communications, Inc.
Erin Kinney, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Punahou School
Thursday, September 24, 2020
12:00-1:00 p.m. Presentation
1:00-1:30 p.m. Optional networking
Join us as we learn from our non-profit peers how they keep their donors close and connected to their missions in this time when in-person engagement is not feasible. Caroline Witherspoon of Becker Communications and Erin Kinney of Punahou School will share examples and ideas that may help us as we embrace new ways of cultivating and stewarding our constituents and donors.
After the presentation, you are welcome to remain on the call and talk story with members of the Hawaii Gift Planning Council as well as your peers. Bring your stories about your experiences with planned giving donors to share with the group. Let’s use this time to learn from each other. “See” you soon!
Click “Tickets” to register by September 17, 2020. To receive the HGPC member rate, you must login with your username/password. All registrants may invite 1 additional guest at no charge. We will email you and your guest a Zoom meeting link prior to the event.

As President of Becker Communications, Inc., Caroline Witherspoon is also a partner in the agency. She first joined the agency as an intern more than 28 years ago. Today, she oversees the agency’s PR, digital and marketing teams, ensuring creativity and effective results are instilled in each team member’s work. She also manages a number of client accounts, including several nonprofits like Navian Hawaii, Catholic Charities Hawaii, Hawaii Foodbank, and Waikiki Aquarium, among others. Caroline is active in the community and currently serves on the boards of directors for the Alzheimer’s Association-Aloha Chapter, Mothers Against Drunk Driving-Hawaii Chapter (MADD) and Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum. She is also on the Board of Governors of The Pacific Club, where she also serves as chair of the Entertainment Committee.


Erin Kinney is the associate director of alumni relations at Punahou School. In her role, Erin utilizes strategic, integrated communications to connect and engage Punahou’s 30,000+ alumni worldwide to each other and the School. Prior to Punahou, Erin led marketing efforts for Kamehameha Schools’ Our Kaka‘ako redevelopment and produced daily newscasts and special news coverage at KITV as executive news producer. Erin is a graduate of the University of Oregon, with a B.A. in Journalism.


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