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Since 2001, Lutheran grantmakers and donors from around the country have met annually to share best practices, learn new things about our work, and cultivate relationships that have facilitated joint projects and significant networking opportunities. Foundations and major donors who support Lutheran ministries are invited to attend. If you are new to the LGDN, please send us a message at to see if this event is beneficial for your organization.


Registration closes September 27th. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm  

Welcome Reception and Dinner

Thursday, October 10, 2024

8:30 - 9:00 am

9:00 - 9:30 am

9:30 - 10:45 am

10:45 - 11:00 am

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

12:15 - 1:00 pm

1:00 - 2:30 pm

2:30 - 3:30 pm

3:30 - 5:30 pm

5:30 - 8:00 pm


Devotion and Introduction

Presentation: Major Trends in Philanthropy


Panel: Funding Innovative Ideas and Start-ups


Presentation: Fostering Financial Resilience


Group Outing

Cocktail Hour and Dinner

Friday, October 11, 2024

8:30 - 9:00 am

9:00 - 9:30 am

9:30 - 11:00 am

11:00 - 11:15 am

11:15  - 11:30 am



Presentation and Discussion: AI in Philanthropy

Closing Remarks

Grab and Go Lunch


Hotel Information

The 2024 LGDN Conference will be held at the beautiful Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel. 

Rooms can be reserved using this conference booking link. The room block will be available until September 18th.

The welcome dinner and all conference sessions will be held inside the hotel. Transportation will be provided for off-site activities. 


Recommended Airport

Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is located about 15 minutes from the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. Parking is available at the hotel, but both Uber and Lyft are easily accessible to use as transportation. All necessary transportation to off-site activities will be provided by the Siebert Lutheran Foundation. 

This year's conference is hosted by the Siebert Lutheran Foundation

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