Nearly 250 business and thought leaders attended the Arts + Business Council, a Council of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, morning networking event at The Prince Theater on June 14, 2017 on the subject of charitable giving and soliciting money from donors.
Jim Dever, President of Bank of America; Danielle Amato-Milligan Senior Vice President, Practice Expert, Nonprofit Consulting & Planned Giving U.S. Trust and Chris Dumont, Market Executive for Pennsylvania and Delaware, US Trust, Bank of American
Danielle Amato-Milligan (c) Senior Vice President, Practice Expert, Nonprofit Consulting & Planned Giving U.S. Trust gave a presentation on the latest report ‘Giving USA’ where it was reported that donations Grew 1.4% to $390 Billion in 2016,
Patricia LePera, Steege/Thomson; Danielle Amato-Milligan, US Trust; Amanda DiChello, Esq. Saul Wewing LLP; Valerie Jones, CFRE, CEO Valerie M. Jones Associates and Sidney R. Hargro, The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. Some of the highlights of the conversation was how to engage with donors. It’s important to have a good board, which good standing in the community and find out where strengths lie. Build a relationship with potential sponsors. Engage the donor and build a relationship with them. Are there briefings they can attend or small dinners or breakfast meetings where they can ask questions? Make sure you explain where the money will go and the result of their donation. Give examples. Thanks the donor, and continue a relationship with the donor. Be authentic and honest.
before joining the panel of regional experts in the philanthropic and nonprofit marketplace to discuss approaching donors as well as training board members to approach potential donors.
Mona Gaduar, Bank of America and Tara Orio, Phila Chamber of Business
Steven Gendler, MIS Capital and Bradford Mills, Tactix Real Estate Advisors
Ayanna Y. London, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; Cheri M. Perron, Board Chair of Lupus Foundation and Annette Myarick CEO, Lupus Foundation of America Philadelphia
Karin Copeland, Executive Director, Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia and Skip Massengill, Baird Financial
Congrats to these two on their recent engagement!!
Christine Cox, Ballet X and son Wesley Miller
BalletX, the contemporary company known for pushing the boundaries of classical dance, is closing out its 11th season with Summer Series, a diverse program featuring works by two female choreographers and two world premieres. The show kicks off with a new dance by BalletX co-founder Matthew Neenan, who is also resident choreographer for the Pennsylvania Ballet. BalletX performs its Summer Series July 12-16 at the Prince Theater.
For details and tickets visit www.balletX.org. (source)
Deidra Duncan, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia; Melissah Jabionski, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pa and Carla Hickey, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pa
Diane Billas, The Salvation Army; Kathy Seufert, The Clay Studio; and Lesly Attarian, The Clay Studio
Lisa Balley, Fox Chase Cancer Center; Connie Murphy, Learning Ally and Donald Green, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Chris Taylor, Clay Studio; Jim Fulton, Fury Design and Ari Kushner, Arts + Business