Concurrent Session IV:
Philanthropy and the CFO

Pam Shockley-Zalabak and Martin Wood

Monday, May 24
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM HST
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM MST

 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM MDT

CPE Credits Eligible

Leadership, Finance, Advancement/Development

Program Knowledge: 

Session Description

Program describes the emerging role of the CFO in the changing world of philanthropy and total resource development. The session will address the new challenges and opportunities for philanthropy. Presenters will address the team approach to fund development and the involvement of the CFO with Advancement and overall leadership. The session will feature interaction on key issues of new opportunities, perseverance and ethics and integrity.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide examples of new approaches to Philanthropy and Total Resource Development
  • Identify the new roles for the CFO and the Finance Function in Total Resource Development
  • Identify the key competencies for the CFO and CFO’s finance professionals in the development process
  • Respond to questions and concerns about the CFO and Development as partners.

About the Speakers

 Pam Shockley-Zalabak Photo

Pam Shockley-Zalabak
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Pam Shockley-Zalbak is President of CommuniCon, Inc., and Chancellor Emerita of University of Colorado Ccolorado Springs. CommuniCon, Inc. is a leadership and organizational development company. Shockley-Zalabak was Chancellor at UCCS during a 75% student growth period with over $400 million in facilities construction. Shockley-Zalabak and her leadership team were known for increased philanthropy, public private partnerships, innovative new academic programs and entrepreneurial initiatives. 

 Martin Wood Photo

Martin Wood
Senior Vice Chancellor 
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Martin Wood is senior vice chancellor for University Advancement at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. In his role he oversees development, marketing communications, public and community relations, state and federal relations, alumni relations, university events and strategic partnerships. Wood founded and manages the Regional Connect university/community partnership program. Wood is a member of the Chancellor’s leadership team and an officer of the university. Wood has worked in higher education for 42 years. Wood chairs the Regional Leadership Forum, serves on the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation board and is a founding member of the Colorado Springs Regional Leaders Trips. Wood is on the National Cybersecurity Center Board of Directors. He is a graduate of the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute and received the2010 Profiles in Leadership award from the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. In2018, Wood was named the “Outstanding Fundraising Executive” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Southern Colorado. He is past chair of the Board of Trustees for the Penrose-St. Francis Health System and Center for Regional Advancement. Wood received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Emporia State University in Kansas.