Peggy Striplin, senior director of development, the UAB School of Optometry (UABSO), chaired the meeting of the development directors SIG.
Eighteen members were present, many of whom were new, so a longer than normal round robin of introductions was held.Peggy Striplin
and Pat O'Rourke (ASCO staff) explained the new ASCO SIG framework and encouraged members to continue to share information and ideas throughout the year.
provided information on gift giving policies from small gifts to large planned gifts.She
emphasized that having a firm gift giving policy in place protected the school as much as it protects the donor.
will continue as chair of the SIG for 2007.