2022 National Philanthropy Day

An in-person fundraising event for Mid-Hudson Valley Association of Fundraising Professionals

A fundraising event for Greater Hudson Valley Association of Fundraising Professionals

Event Information

Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 9:00am - 2:00pm

National Philanthropy Day® is our chance to celebrate the donors, volunteers, organizations and colleagues that make our work possible. We look forward to celebrating those who have made significant contributions in one of the seven counties covered by the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter; Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.

Thursday, November 17, 2022
Powelton Club
29 Old Balmville Rd, Newburgh, NY 12550 

8:45 am - 9:15 am
Registration, Welcome & Continental Breakfast

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Legacy Giving: Not Just Gifts in the Future!

The time has come to rethink how important it is to include planned giving, also known as legacy giving, in your everyday fundraising plans. Join Elizabeth Rowley, CFRE, President and CEO of the Community Foundations of Orange and Sullivan and Serena Marrero, Director of Planned Giving at Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley to learn and discuss best practices and practical steps for
attracting these frequently untapped resources for your organization.

10:45 am - 11:45 pm
Major Gifts: Trends, Insights, and a Look Ahead

Join Kevin Findlan and Leigh Taublib-Kiriat of CCS Fundraising to analyze the current philanthropic landscape and discuss what the next year might bring for the sector regarding major gifts. This session will cover the data, insights, and trends featured in CCS’s Snapshot of the Philanthropic Landscape report, which has compiled and analyzed essential industry research for the past 11 years. 

12 noon- 1 pm
Welcome, Keynote Presentation & Lunch

Keynote Address: Inclusive Leadership
Presented by: Freddimir Garcia

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Award Presentations 

2022 Honorees

IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) Champion Award
Michelle Nicholas, SVP, Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Community Development, PCSB Bank

Leadership in Corporate Philanthropy
John Koerner, Executive General Manager, Healey Brothers, Inc.

Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Nancy Patota, Executive Director, The ARC Westchester Foundation

Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer
Michael Horodyski, President & CEO, Wallkill Federal Savings and Loan

Rising Star Fundraiser
Emily Mantelman, Children's Home of Poughkeepsie

Youth in Philanthropy
Spiral Giving Student Participants


$85.00 - Members Full Day
$95.00 - Non Members Full Day
$60.00 - Lunch Only 

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