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Professional Development &
Annual Meeting

February 9 | 8:00 - 9:45 am

8:00 - 8:15 am ... Breakfast and Welcome
8:15 - 8:30 am ... Annual Meeting
8:30 - 9:45 am ... Program

Shaw Jewish Community Center,
750 White Pond Drive, Akron directions

$18 for members | $25 for not-yet members
Reservation/Cancellation Deadline:
February 6, 4:00 pm

Approved for 1.25 CFRE credits; documentation




#WHAT? #Giving Tuesday and Your Fundraising Plan

An estimated $168 million was raised world-wide by 45,000 organizations big and small on what has become the kickoff to the holiday giving season. Hear from local fundraisers how their #Giving Tuesday efforts paid off and what you can to in 2017 to drive visibility and contributions for your own #Giving Tuesday!


bulletBryan de Boer, Director of Advancement, Akron Art Museum

bulletAngela Sass, Director of Advancement, Archbishop Hoban High school

bulletJim Sukys, Vice President & COO, Habitat for Humanity of Summit County

bulletDanielle Hupp, Associate Director of Annual Giving, Kent State University


About the Presenters:

Dan FlowersBryan de Boer is the Director of Advancement for the Akron Art Museum, responsible for the art museum’s fundraising efforts, membership, museum events and visitor experience.  He arrives from a successful tenure as Development Communications Officer at The Cleveland Orchestra.

Bryan has more than twenty years of professional experience with some of northeast Ohio’s most recognizable organizations, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Medical Mutual of Ohio. An expert in strategic planning,he is a passionate advocate for arts and culture. He served the Cleveland Orchestra with fundraising campaigns that resulted in extraordinary philanthropic support.

Bryan actively participates in his community as Past Board President of LakewoodAlive, the city’s community development corporation, and adds his support to Lakewood Catholic Academy, St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland Leadership Center, and the Greater Cleveland YMCA. 


Dan FlowersAngela Sass has nearly 30 years of fundraising experience in the nonprofit sector, having worked in the areas of higher and secondary education, faith-based, health care and nonprofit media fundraising. Angela currently serves as Director of Advancement at Archbishop Hoban High School.

She previously worked at Kent State University where she served as Director of Advancement in the College of Nursing and Senior Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer. Angela has also worked as Director of Grants Administration and Relationship Manager at the Catholic Community Foundation. She has held positions as Director of Major Gifts and Grants Manager at Akron Children’s Hospital, and Director of Foundation Relations at WVIZ/PBS Ideastream.

Angela has baccalaureate degrees in English and Social Work from Cleveland State University.


Dan FlowersJim Sukys joined Habitat for Humanity of Summit County in January, 2011 where he presently serves as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  He was President of Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School for six years prior to joining Habitat.  This followed a 23-year career in a variety of positions in the accounting and finance area. Jim hold's a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Dayton and is a CPA (inactive).

Jim's primary focus is to help fund the building of homes through adopt-a-house donations, coalitions, foundations and the annual appeal. He enjoys the challenge of building new relationships and introducing people and organizations to the wonderful mission of Habitat for Humanity. Jim is also responsible for the operations of the ReStore, volunteer and family services, and oversees marketing and communications.

Jim is a member of St. Mary Parish in Hudson, where he is a Eucharistic Minister. He is on the Board of Directors for the Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce and the Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the board of Leave a Legacy, and is a member of the Cuyahoga Chamber of Commerce.


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