As a first timer, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but Summit turned out to be one of the most beneficial professional development opportunities for me and the organization I lead. I met many people willing to share not only their successes, but also their failures. I walked away really encouraged that we are laying the foundation of a great organization for the future. This is a can’t miss event because the opportunity to connect with other industry professionals is unmatched. I am already looking forward to sharing what we are doing in 2018 to support our growing organization.

Jason Hoyt

President and COO, Beta Upsilon Chi, Inc.

JANUARY 20-23, 2020

A retreat opportunity for Foundation Executives

Summit remains the foremost opportunity for foundation executives, FFE Board Members and FFE Alliance Partners to spend dedicated time among peers. The outcome is an enhanced network of executives with whom you can connect and advise throughout the year, and a greater understanding of the work of some of our Alliance Partners and how they can elevate your operations.

Future Dates:
Monday, January 18–Thursday, January 21, 2021
Monday, January 17–Thursday, January 20, 2022


Summit is beneficial for the top 1-2 professionals of a fraternal foundation as well as the FFE Board of Directors and invited Alliance Partners.


The think-tank atmosphere and intimate environment of Summit allows executives to step away from the chaos of the day-to day and focus on the strategy behind their important work. Program speakers may include university presidents or advancement leaders, nonprofit consulting firms, and other industry leaders.


Summit curriculum is focused on executive-level fundraising and leadership.



The Cape, Cabo, San Lucas
The Cape is a boutique hotel with stunning and relaxing ocean views. The Summit group rates below are available for three days pre- and post-conference. Reservations/booking will be managed by FFE staff, and the hotel will accept credit card for final payment upon check-in. Check-in/check-out dates will be identified in the registration process and FFE staff will provide confirmation numbers following booking. All reservation requests and changes must be completed by December 15. Visit hotel website.


  • Ocean View Deluxe King: $269/night before taxes and fees
  • Ocean View Deluxe Double Queen: $309/night before taxes and fees
  • Tax is currently 19 percent and service charge 15 percent


The nearest airport is Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). Transportation is available through TransCabo from the airport to the hotel. Attendees can use this link to book and pay for ground transportation on your own. Final arrival/departure times will be confirmed in pre-con communication and shared with all attendees to allow for coordination of ground transportation if desired.


Recommended Summit attire is resort casual. Men often wear polo shirts and khaki shorts or pants. Women often wear sundresses, skirts, or capris. Bring a light sweater or jacket for cooler evening temperatures and air conditioning in the hotel space.


Please contact Jackie Hackett at