THE BRIDGE CONFERENCE COVID-19 RESPONSE
Dear Bridge Conference Friends and Supporters:
We hope this finds you well during this very difficult time.
As you can imagine, over the last several months, we have been in numerous discussions about holding the Bridge Conference. Unfortunately, in light of the current health crisis and the legal restrictions in place, we’ve come to the decision that an in-person Bridge Conference will not be possible this year.
We can’t fully express how difficult this decision was to make or how disappointed we are.
However, the door has not fully closed on this year’s conference. We, along with the boards of conference hosts— AFP/DC and DMAW – are exploring other possibilities. We are looking at the educational opportunities, the technology available to support them and the financial implications to both organizations.
Discussions are still being held. Once we have clear direction from the boards, we will let you know. In the meantime, we ask for your patience as we figure out next steps and, again, please be assured that we will be in touch with you as soon as we have new information to share.
While this is not what we envisioned for the 15th Bridge Anniversary, we can all agree that the concept of Bridge is what we need to keep going… building a bridge between traditional fundraisers and direct response fundraisers to ensure that we are doing the absolute best for our organizations and their missions.
We are so grateful for your support. We look forward to staying connected to you.
Bridge Conference Co-Chairs
Amy Sukol, CFRE, Principal, Lautman Maska Neill & Company
Carolyn Schmidt, CFRE, Chief Development Officer, Food & Friends