Robert R. McCormick Foundation Partner Summit 2015


The Robert R. McCormick Foundation Partner Summit is the McCormick Foundation’s annual meeting in Chicago with its fund partners – in both media and sports. The summit is a chance for its teams to come together, share experiences and brainstorm for new ideas and strategies. The event’s first day focuses on grant making, while Day 2 focuses on fundraising.

image001Teresa Crudele-Seidel, Special Olympics Illinois Manager of Digital Marketing, was honored to be asked back for the second year to speak about the importance of digital marketing in the nonprofit world. “Teresa came in to help energize our sports partners with new ideas around digital marketing and social media,” said Lori Nuemann, Development Officer for the Communities Program. “After being named the No. 1 presenter by our media partners in 2014, we had to have her back for the 2015 Summit to present to our sports partners.”

“It was so fun to be back with our friends at McCormick,” said Crudele-Seidel. “Digital leaders need to continue to sharpen the focus on impact to continue this upward trend in staff development, resources and influence. As a little of the shine inevitably wears off digital growth, it will be important for these leaders to demonstrate how digital is critical to the success—and the future—of our nonprofits. But we are well on our way!”

Thank you to the McCormick Foundation and their Foundation Partners for another great year!