Keynote Presenter:


Chris Daggett, President & CEO, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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Pines Manor 
2085 Lincoln Highway
Edison, NJ 08817



Tue., December 12, 2017 - Pines Manor, Edison, NJ
Sponsored by Investors Bank

Investors Bank wants your organization to thrive, but we know that isn't always an easy task to manage in turbulent times. The goal for this year's Investors Bank Conference is to motivate and inspire Not-for-Profit professionals and Board Members as they work together to accomplish their missions and unleash their full potential with shrinking resources. The speakers will provide guidance and case studies on how not-for-profits can think strategically about what is central to achieving their vision. 
Our annual North Jersey Art of Thriving conference is free.  

Attendance is recommended for Executive Directors, Development Staff, Board Members, and Volunteers within the not-for-profit industry.

This event will include:

  • Keynote Presentation from Chris Daggett
  •  Panel Discussion 
  •  Networking opportunities
  •  Access to Investors Bank staff

Panel Discussion Info:

Sally Glick, MBA,  Principal & Chief Growth Strategist, Sobel & Co., LLC


Wendy Woolfork, Founder and Chief Executive, The Purpose Walk, LLC
Kiran Handa Gaudioso, Chief Operating Officer, United Way of Northern New Jersey
Jeremy Grunin, President, Jay & Linda Grunin Foundation
Linda M. Czipo, President & CEO, Center for Non-Profits

Keynote Speaker Info:

Chris Daggett, President & CEO, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Chris Daggett has been a respected leader in New Jersey's not-for-profit world for more than 25 years, serving on a number of boards, including the Schumann Fund for New Jersey, Regional Plan Association, The Trust for Public Land, and the Children's Environmental Health Center of the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

Previously, Chris served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor of New Jersey (1982-1983), Regional Administrator of the USEPA (1984-1988), and Commissioner of the NJDEP (1988-1989). In addition, he was managing director of William E. Simon & Sons, a private investment firm; he operated a brownfields development company, acquiring, remediating and redeveloping environmentally impaired real estate; and he was a Principal with JM Sorge, Inc. (JMS), an environmenal consulting and management firm. Just prior to coming to the Dodge Foundation, Mr. Daggett ran as an independent candidate for governor in 2009.

Chris holds a Bachelor's degree, with Honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Schedule of Events:

 8:00 am – 9:00 am: Registration and breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am: Opening remarks from Investors Bank
9:15 am – 10:30 am: Panel Discussion
10:30 am – 10:45 am: Break and networking
10:45 am – 11:30 am: Keynote presentation from Chris Daggett
11:30 am - 11:45 am: Q&A
11:45 am - 12:00 am: Closing remarks and raffle