Women, Faith and Finance seminar

Area women of all ages will have an opportunity to learn more about financial management, retirement and estate planning, and charitable giving at the 13th annual Women, Faith and Finance seminar on Friday, April 7.

Hosted by Luther College, the one-day educational seminar will be presented 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah. The program is open to the public.

Keynote speaker for the 2017 Women, Faith and Finance seminar is Michelle Janssen, Certified Fund Raising Executive, long-time development professional and women's philanthropy advocate. Her keynote presentation, "A Report from the Front Lines: Lessons and Learning for Women Leaders and Philanthropists in 2017," will be followed by a session on women and volunteer leadership.

The program also includes concurrent sessions led by area professionals on topics such as the cost of elder care, college planning, Social Security and retirement income, and cybersecurity.

To register for the Women, Faith and Finance seminar, contact the Luther College Development Office, (563) 387-1516, or register online at www.luther.edu/wff. Deadline for registration is Thursday, March 30.

Total cost is $30, which includes resource materials, continental breakfast and lunch.

Participants who sign up with a friend or family member each save $5 off the registration fee. In addition, the first 75 paid registrants will receive their choice between two complimentary resource books. The books include "The Other Talk: A Guide to Talking with Your Adult Children About the Rest of Your Life" by Tim Prosch, and "The Automatic Millionaire (Expanded and Updated): A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich" by David Bach. Decorah Bank and Trust Company is sponsoring the purchase of these books for participants.

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For additional information, contact Jeanie Lovell, WFF program director, at [email protected].

A long-time, highly regarded development professional, Janssen is currently dean for college advancement at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. She has three decades of successful fundraising experience at both small colleges and large universities, including her alma mater Valparaiso University, Berea College and Washington University. In her current role at a national liberal arts college for men, Janssen has a unique vantage point on the importance of women's philanthropy and leadership. As the only woman senior administrator at Wabash, she has collaborated with the Women's Philanthropy Institute to articulate the value and impact of women as philanthropists and volunteer leaders.

The annual Women, Faith and Finance seminar is sponsored by Luther College. Grant support from the Arlin Falck Foundation, Thrivent Financial, Decorah Bank and Trust Company, and Wellington Place help to underwrite the event.