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Save The Date

November 7-8, 2024

More Info Coming Soon!


The South Central Texas Rural Philanthropy Day is a one-of-a-kind event designed to build the capacity of our local nonprofits and strengthen their relationships with funders in our rural area. No longer will local organizations have to spend hundreds of dollars to attend professional development conferences miles out of town, an expense many cannot afford. This annual event brings that vital education locally while ensuring it is affordable.

Where to Stay

*Please call to receive a discounted pricing. Must mention attending South Central Texas Rural Philanthropy Day with Fayette Community Foundation.



Thursday, November 2, 2023

Welcome Reception - Early Check-in 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Historic Casio Hall in La Grange

254 N Jefferson St

La Grange, TX 78945

Friday, November 3, 2023

South Texas Rural Philanthropy Day - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

At the Randolph Recreation Center in La Grange

653 E Pearl St

La Grange, TX 78963


7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Check-in opens

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Opening Plenary

9:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Rural Finance Tools 

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

Strategic Planing: Moving ideas into Collective Action

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

Rural Grant Resources - Ask Me Anything

10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

Increasing DEI in Rural Nonprofits

11:15 - 12:15 p.m.

Organizational and Governance Leadership

10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

Power of Endowments

11:15 - 12:15 p.m.

Storytelling Marketing

11:15 - 12:15 p.m.


12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Keynote: Collaboration for Results

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.


2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Designing for Change - Transitioning Ideas Into Impact

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Funder Roundtable

We Need Your Help to Make This Event Possible!

As a sponsor, you will have the opportunity to showcase your commitment to rural philanthropy, connect with key stakeholders in the nonprofit sector, and help support important work being done to improve the lives of rural residents in South Central Texas. Sponsorship opportunities range from bronze to platinum. 


Your contribution will be recognized through a variety of channels, including event signage, social media promotion, and in the event program.

Your support will help us continue to provide a valuable platform for nonprofits and community leaders to come together, share ideas, and collaborate on solutions to the challenges facing our region.

Thank you for helping make South Central Texas Rural Philanthropy Day possible. If you have any questions, please contact Susannah Mikulin at

Title Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

The Henderson-Wessendorff Foundation

Silver Sponsors

Snappy's Market

La Grange

Don Jones CPA

Edward Jones

Chuck Mazac

Bronze Sponsors

Advisory Committee

Cheryl Pekar (Co-Chair);

Stanzel Family Foundation & FCF Board Member

Reenie Collins (Co-Chair);

FCF Board Member

Susie Shank;


Susan Kuehler;

Celebrations! by Bistro 108 & FCF Board Member

Karen Bookout;

FCF Board Member

Bryan Minzemeyer; 

Fayetteville Bank

The Fayette Community Foundation is grateful to all our committee members for their guidance in  creating the 2023 South Central Texas Rural Philanthropy Day

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