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Welcome to the 2022 Frederick Nonprofit Summit

Meet our Keynote, Dr. LaKeisha Cook!

We are excited to invite LaKeisha Cook, Dr., to Frederick as the keynote speaker for 2022. Cook is a facilitator for the Courageous Conversations which is an award winning protocol for interracial dialogue diagramed in a book by Glenn E. Singleton. With 20 years of experience in nonprofits, education, and the African American church, her robust background helps to inform her work on social justice and racial inequities.

Today she is a member on the executive board of Virginia Interfaith Power & Light, a non-profit organization using political advocacy and grassroots efforts to overcome social injustices. She continues to engage in the community around her to improve racial equity and help everyone achieve their fullest potential.

The Panelists

Learn from an inspiring array of seasoned nonprofit and philanthropic leaders about how courageous conversations and a commitment to equity have strengthened their work on an individual, organizational, and institutional level. They’ll share lessons learned, stories, and concrete recommendations to help bring this year’s theme to life – and help you consider how you too can have your own courageous conversations. Read their bios here!

Frederick Nonprofit Summit Schedule

Date: May 12, 2022

Claggett Center


Time: 7:30am-12:30pm

Morning Session

Hot breakfast

Keynote presentation by LaKeisha Cook of Courageous Conversation

Panel discussion

Presented By: Ausherman Family Foundation and Delaplaine Foundation Inc.

Time: 12:30am-1:45pm

Lunch Break

Seating available outside with a chance to network.

Time: 1:40-3:30pm 

Afternoon Session

Structured Tabletop Conversations

Social hour outdoor with grant giveaway! Sponsored by PNC Bank.

*Outdoor – weather pending.

** Must be present to receive grant giveaway.


Frederick Nonprofit Summit Pricing



$ 55

Frederick Nonprofit Summit

  • Registration Open!


*Open to Frederick-Area Nonprofits and members of Association of Fundraising Professionals Western Maryland Chapter only.

2022 Frederick Nonprofit Summit Location

Claggett Center has spacious indoor seating in the conference room. Weather permitting, windows and doors can be left open to allow air to circulate throughout the conference presentations. Outdoor seating is also available for anyone who would like to sit outside during lunch or to socialize during the Social Hour.


3035 Buckeystown Pike

Adamstown, MD 21710

Plenty of onsite free parking! Download your copy of the Claggett campus map here.

The Nonprofit Summit will return in 2023!

Questions or comments?

For questions about the Summit, please contact committee member, Leigh Adams by email.