FDU's Center for Excellence presents the 4th annual conference for women leaders in the nonprofit community

Florham Park, N.J. (March 24, 2016) Fairleigh Dickinson University's Center for Excellence is proud to announce that its fourth annual conference for women in nonprofit leadership will be held on May 19th, 2016 at the Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel in Florham Park. Registration is required.

"Every year since its inception, this high profile event has been sold out, primarily because it offers a unique combination that includes presentations from well-regarded nonprofit leaders, dynamic panels, and peer-to-peer networking," says Dennis Miller, executive director of FDU’s Center for Excellence. "It is a one-of-a-kind day that really highlights the issues that are most relevant for women leaders in the nonprofit community."

This year's theme, "Making an Impact in a Changing World," reflects the main focus of the carefully selected speakers who have been asked to address how women influence the nonprofit community, acting as a catalyst and driving change, through effective communication and leadership skills. "We are excited about the exceptionally experienced women who we have invited to tell their stories, share their real world experiences, and inspire our attendees," says Deborah Fredericks, associate dean of continuing education at FDU.

Speakers at this year’s conference include: Monica C. Smith, CEO and president of MarketSmith; Ruth E. Sherman, strategic communication consultant; Alfa Demmellash, chief executive officer of Rising Tide Capital; and Karen Kessler, president of Evergreen Partners.

The panel discussion on trends in philanthropy will be facilitated by Vicki Bixel, president of Semple Bixel. The panel is composed of Irene Cooper-Basch, executive officer of the Victoria Foundation; Etta Rudolph Denk, senior vice president of Bank of America; Bridget Murphy, chief philanthropy officer of VNA Health Group; and Toni Pergolin, president and chief executive officer of Bancroft.

Under the guidance of Fredericks and Miller, along with a robust planning committee led by Xiomara Guevara, executive director of Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs, Peg Wright, founder/president-CEO of The Center for Great Expectations, and Sally Glick, principal at Sobel & Co., CEOs and executive directors, staff members, board chairs, volunteers and other women engaged in the nonprofit sector will join together for a day of learning from both each other, as well as the lineup of speakers who are sure to resonate with everyone.

For details and a complete agenda for the day, visit the FDU Center for Excellence's website. Click here to register.

About The Center for Excellence

At Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Center for Excellence was created as a resource serving the academic and practical needs of the nonprofit community. It accomplishes this goal by supporting emerging and current nonprofit leaders who wish to be high performance leaders in executive management, board leadership and executive philanthropy, as well as those seeking to transition to the nonprofit sector.







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