Cary Center Hosting 6th Annual Nonprofit Summit to Feature Sector Executives and Experts

September 22, 2022 – The College of Human Sciences’ Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies will feature renowned executives and leading experts during its 6th Annual Nonprofit Summit, which will take place on Monday, October 17, 2022, at the Hotel at Auburn University. Horst Schultz, Co-Founder of Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Philanthropist and Author of Excellence Wins, will be the featured luncheon speaker for the summit titled, “Growing Forward-Excellence Wins”.

Three morning training sessions will feature the following topics: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Nonprofit Organizations with Dr. Nadia Richardson, Founder and Executive Director of No More Martyrs and DEI consultant and Brittany Branyon, AU PhD Student; Building Young Professional Boards in Nonprofit Organizations with Jannah Bailey, President and CEO, River Region United Way; and Fundraising for All with Dr. Linda Wise McNay, Founder, owner and principal consultant, Our Fundraising Search and Author, Fundraising for All.

Tickets for the 6th Annual Cary Center Nonprofit Summit are $75 and can be purchased through

Students can register for free, through

The Cary Center Nonprofit Affiliate program fosters a community of educators, professionals, organizations, and students who have a desire to embody philanthropy, nonprofit studies, and leadership in their professional and personal lives. Cary Center Nonprofit Affiliates are the first to learn of upcoming programming and membership is FREE.  To become a Cary Center Nonprofit Affiliate please go to:

Support for the Cary Center Community and Collegiate program is made possible by the generosity of these sponsors: Auburn University Outreach, Community Foundation of East Alabama; River Region United Way; Auburn University Outreach-Office of Public Service; KPMG, Drummond Thorne Stukes Fund for Excellence in the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, a community service grant made possible by state senators Tom Whatley and Randy Price and state representative Joe Lovvorn; the United Way of Lee County, Inc.; and Himmelwright, Huguley, and Boles, LLC.

The Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies is an academic center in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences with a focus on financial wellness, philanthropy engagement, and nonprofit studies.  The Cary Center inspires its participants to discover their purpose through learning, giving, and growing while empowering all generations to leave an enduring legacy.

For more information about the Cary Center and its many programs, please visit or contact Brittany Spillman at or 334-844-3557.