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70th Annual Conference Registration Information

Wednesday, October 31 to Saturday, November 3, 2018
Galveston, TX

Early Registration by September 6
Members: $795
Nonmembers: $1,070

Regular Registration after September 6
Members: $870
Nonmembers: $1,170

Registration will open in early June. Watch this page or your emails for the announcement.

Who is Eligible to Attend?

  • Trustees and staff of grantmaking organizations
  • Community foundation fund donors
  • Individual donors
  • Representatives of corporate giving programs

What's Included in Your Registration Fee?

  • Thursday Opening Lunch
  • Friday Breakfast, Lunch and 70th Annual Conference Gala
  • Saturday Breakfast
  • Breaks
  • All sessions between Opening Lunch and Closing Saturday Plenary*

Why Come on Wednesday, October 31?

Come on Wednesday to enjoy a Ghostly Galveston Evening Tour and Progressive Reception featuring Bishops Palace, Sealy Family Mansion, and Moody Mansion! PSW Board and Committee meetings will also take place during the day on Wednesday. Conference attendees can also attend a complimentary Foundant Software training on Wednesday from 2 - 5 pm CT. 

Spouses and Guests

The spouse/guest registration fee includes full conference participation and all meals and breaks provided during the conference. Only spouses and guests NOT affiliated or employed by a foundation are eligible for the Spouse/Guest rate.

Cancellation Process

For cancellations received in writing on or before September 21, 2018, refunds will be issued minus a $75 processing fee. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER SEPTEMBER 21. Substitutions from the same organization are always accepted with no change fee.

Conference No Solicitation Policy

The conference is not intended to be an opportunity for solicitation of any kind, including solicitation for business, fund management, or grants.

Registration FAQs

Step #1: Login
To register you will need an account on our website. If you already have an account, login with your email address and password. Aren't sure if you have an account? Enter your email address here to reset your password. If your email address isn't found, create an account. Please note that new accounts are not automatically approved and need to be activated by a PSW staff member. You may need to wait up to 24 hours for your account to be activated and you will receive an email once you have been approved.

Step #2: Register
From the Annual Conference Events Page, make your selection from the available registration options and click the "Register Now" button. You will not see the options or "Register Now" button unless you are logged in. Go to your cart in the top left corner of the screen and make any adjustments to the quantities if you are registering more than one person. Click the "Checkout" button.

Step #3: Checkout
On the checkout page, indicate who each registration is for and fill out any additional information requested. On the checkout page you will be able to select any optional events or meals. If you are looking to register someone else from your organization but don't see them listed, please contact Adrienne Clay (214-740-1787).

Registering Others at Your Organization?
Follow the steps above to create a login for yourself if you haven't already. Once logged in, select the appropriate option from the list and make any adjustments to the quantities in your cart if you are registering more than one person from your organization. On the checkout page, you'll be able to assign each registration option to another contact associated with your organization in our system. If you don't see them listed, please contact Adrienne Clay for further assistance by including the names, titles, and email addresses of those you'd like to register.

*One exception: Myers Briggs session. Attendees will have the opportunity to take the assessment for a small fee prior to the Annual Conference.