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Complete roster of Symposium 2016 speakers

Keynote Speaker

Hilary Pennington

Vice President, Education, Creativity, and Free Expression Ford Foundation

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Opening Speaker

James G. Sheehan

Chief, Charities Bureau
Office of the New York State Attorney General

Leadership Panel

Philip Li

Robert Sterling Clark Foundation

Michael Davidson

Board Coach

Kate McGovern

Director and Chief of Staff for Talent Acquisition & Management
American Express

Eileen Torres

Executive Director

Nancy Wackstein

Former Executive Director
United Neighborhood Houses;
Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

Business Models Panel

Katharine Leonberger

President & CEO
Community Resource Exchange

Sandra Bowie

Executive Director
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, Inc.

Virginia P. Louloudes

Executive Director
The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York

David Rivel

The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

Leadership Discussions

Hear key insights about how nonprofit business models are developing in the context of an ever-changing environment, and how charity leaders can prepare to address a new generation of challenges. Thought leaders will also share succession planning and organizational sustainability considerations and practices.

Who Should Attend

This program is especially intended for charity and foundation executives.


$35 per person


Contact Luana Lewis,, 212.358.2842

Anchor Sponsor

Major Sponsors

Event Supporters

  • Association of Development Officers
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals New York City Chapter
  • The Association of Nonprofit Specialists
  • Baruch College School of Public Affairs
  • Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Adelphi University
  • Center for Nonprofit Leaders at Fordham University
  • Columbia Business School Executive Education
  • Foundation Center
  • Governance Matters
  • Human Services Council
  • New York Council of Nonprofits
  • Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc.
  • Nonprofit Westchester
  • NYC Department of Youth and Community Development
  • NYU Academy for Grantmaking & Funder Education
  • Philanthropy New York
  • Staten Island Not-for-Profit Association
  • Support Center for Nonprofit Management | Partnership in Philanthropy
  • United Way of New York City
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