FDU Center for Excellence


Thursday May 19, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Wyndham Conference Center
175 Park Avenue
Florham Park, NJ 07932

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The Center for Excellence: Leadership, Governance and Philanthropy 
Fairleigh Dickinson University

1000 River Rd., H-DH1-02, Teaneck, NJ 07666 

Conference Co-Chairs

Sally Glick, Sobel & Co.

Xiomara Guevara, MCHOA

Peg Wright, The Center for Great Expectations

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This event is now sold out. Please call our offices to be placed on our wait-list.

 Call 201-692-6511, M-F 8:30am-6pm.

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4th Annual Conference for Women in Nonprofit Leadership

Making An Impact In A Changing World

May 19, 2016

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8:00am: Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:45am: Welcome and Introduction – Deborah Fredericks, Associate Dean of Continuing Education, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Co-Chairs:  Sally Glick, Xiomara Guevara and Peg Wright


9:00am: Monica C. Smith, Founder & CEO of Marketsmith, Inc.

 Bono was right.  It’s really hard to “get people to think about something that is number 345 on their list.”


10:00am: Ruth E. Sherman, Recognized Authority on Speech and                                                     Interpersonal Communications

                Command Any Room

11:00am:  Break

11:15:  Panel Discussion:  Trends in Philanthropy

Facilitator: Vicki Bixel, President, Semple Bixel Associates 

  • Irene Cooper-Basch, PhD, Executive Officer, Victoria Foundation
  • Etta Rudolph Denk, Senior Vice President, Bank of America
  • Bridget Murphy, Chief Philanthropy Officer,  VNA Health Group
  • Toni Pergolin, President & Chief Executive Officer, Bancroft


12:30pm:  Lunch

1:30pm:  Alfa Demmellash, Chief Executive Officer, Rising Tide Capital

      Community--the Heart of Social Impact in a Changing World 


2:30pm: Karen Kessler, President, Evergreen Partners  

                         Stand Up, Stand Out and Take Stock



3:30pm: Closing Comments


Paying by credit card?  Please call our offices during business hours in order for us to process:  201-692-6500.

$135 Early Bird rate before May 1.

$150 after May 1.