ONLINE Professional Development Meeting

November 6 | 8:15 - 9:45 am

8:15 - 8:30 am ... Networking
8:30 - 9:45 am ... Program

This meeting will be via Zoom. You will be sent the log in details in the email confirmation.

 

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Reservation/Cancellation Deadline:
Wednesday, November 4, 4:00 pm

There is no cost for this webinar, although donations will be appreciated.

Approved for 1.25 CFRE credits; documentation.

 

 

 

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DiversityUnderstanding & Relating to
Diverse Donors & Communities

Presenters:

Do you worry that you unknowingly exhibit unconscious bias as a fundraiser? What challenges have you faced when cultivating diverse donors? Have you faced or witnessed prejudice or discrimination in your work? Do you feel you have a full understanding and can relate to the diverse communities you serve?

Join us to learn from our diverse panel of leaders and fundraisers how you can become a better fundraiser when cultivating donors from diverse communities.

 

About the Presenters

Theresa Carter, President, Synthomer Foundation (moderator)

Theresa CarterAs President of the Synthomer Foundation (formerly known as Omnova Solutions Foundation), Theresa is a long-time champion of the greater Akron nonprofit community. She has been the recipient of over twenty awards and recognition from regional service organizations, including the 2018 H. Peter Burg Award from the Greater Akron Chamber. Theresa serves on multiple nonprofit boards, advisory councils, and committees for organizations such as The NAACP Akron Chapter, the Akron Urban League, and Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center.

 

Amanda Cole, Executive Director, Plexus LGBT + Allied Chamber of Commerce

Amanda ColeAmanda joined Plexus as the first Executive Director in March of 2019. Her work in the nonprofit sector began while a student at Antioch College during her first co-op directing an AmeriCorps program. She later received a Masters of Public Administration from Wright State University. An avid reader and consumer of podcasts, Amanda has been most inspired by Encyclopedia Brown to choose her own adventure.

 

Dr. Cristina González Alcalá, Community Investment Officer, Akron Community Foundation

Dr. Cristina González AlcaláDr. Cristina González Alcalá, a Mexican native, is the Community Investment Officer at Akron Community Foundation. She came to the U.S. to play golf for the University of Louisville and was later named the Graduate Assistant Coach for Women’s Golf at the University of Akron. She earned two masters and a doctorate in Urban Studies and Public Affairs. Cristina is passionate about her Mexican heritage, which is why she and her wife started a small business to sell Mexican hot sauce.

 

Stephanie Koontz, Director of Alumni Relations, Walsh University

Stephanie KoontzStephanie Koontz leads alumni programming for her alma mater Walsh University. Through the planning and oversight of strategic events, networking opportunities and volunteer programs, she provides opportunities for the University’s alumni network of 15,000+ to stay connected over a lifetime. Stephanie is proud of her Korean-American heritage and is an active member of the Leadership Stark County Diversity Committee and AFPNEO IDEA Committee. In 2019, she was honored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education as a Diversity Scholar.

 

Debra Valentine-Gray, Director Regional Advancement, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Retired)

Debra Valentine-GrayDebra Valentine-Gray is a nationally recognized fundraising leader and subject matter expert in Diverse Philanthropy and Inclusion. Recently retired as Director of Regional Advancement for Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she was responsible for corporate and foundation relations. She has received numerous awards in her lifetime, including the 2014 Women of Achievement, 2013 New Pittsburgh Courier 50 Women of Excellence, 2014 Woman of the Year award, and 2013 Fearless Diamond Award from IUP’s Women Leadership and African American Cultural Centers.

 

 

 

 

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and strives to be resourceful to diverse individuals, groups, organizations and activities.

AFP Northeast Ohio Chapter | © 2015-2020 AFPNEO. All rights reserved.

Paula Mastroianni, President

PO Box 1286, Bath OH 44210 | 330-329-2472 | Fax 330-315-0399 | info@AFPNEO.org

 

 

Ten Star Chapter

 

Friends of Diversity Award

AFPNEO is committed to AFP’s principles of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) and strives to be resourceful to diverse individuals, groups, organizations and activities.


AFP Northeast Ohio Chapter
© 2015-2020 AFPNEO.
All rights reserved.

Paula Mastroianni, President

PO Box 1286, Bath OH 44210
330-329-2472
Fax 330-315-0399
info@AFPNEO.org

 

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