Fall Forum 2023

Fall Forum 2023
Poster with details about Fall Forum.

Community foundations are constantly anticipating and adapting to change. Changes in climate, demographics, technology, local, state and federal laws and more can profoundly impact our communities.

Change is also a constant in the community foundation field, with a growing commitment to community leadership competing with leadership transitions, an unpredictable economy, and unexpected challenges like pandemics and natural disasters.

This year, community foundations will come together at the Fall Forum to explore how they can “lead through change,” sharing their experiences, successes and lessons learned while hearing from inspirational and motivational content experts.


The Fall Forum is open to community foundation CEOs and board chairs (or other board members) that are investors of CFLeads.

This year, we are also inviting new community foundation CEOs (as of 2022 or later) to join us along with a board member.

If you are interested in attending but are not an investor or a new CEO, please visit Support Our Work or contact Mary Thomas, CFLeads President & CEO to learn more.

Event Details

The Fall Forum will take place Thursday, October 26 to Friday, October 27.

You can expect a full day of programming, including an evening reception, on the 26th and we will wrap up by 2 p.m. Eastern on the 27th.

2031 Jackson St
Fort Myers, Florida
Luminary Hotel
2200 Edwards Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33901

We have reserved a room block at the Luminary Hotel, a 10-minute walk from Collaboratory. Book early to reserve your room at a discounted rate!


Registration is open to community foundation CEOs and board chairs (or other board members) that are CFLeads investors, and to community foundation CEOs that started in their role in 2022 or later.

We hope you will join us for two days of thought-provoking presentations, intimate conversations, and peer networking! 

Discounts are available for CEOs that register with a board member!

The deadline to register for the Fall Forum is October 4.

Thank you to our sponsors!

List of Fall Forum sponsors


Click here to see a high-level overview for this year’s Fall Forum!

Picture of people having fun on a lawn


See our outstanding 2023 Fall Forum speakers!