About the Panelists
Wendy Garen is the President and CEO of the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, a position she has held since 2008 after working for the Foundation in increasing levels of responsibility for more than twenty years. Earlier in her career, she was a founding staff member of the children’s nonprofit Crystal Stairs and headed the Los Angeles Child Care and Development Council. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois and has a master’s degree in urban planning from UCLA. She was also a Senior Fellow at the School of Public Policy at UCLA in 2004. She has served on the boards of Southern California Grantmakers and the Broad Stage. She is currently a member of the Philanthropy Leadership Group, The Trusteeship and the California advisory board of the Milken Institute.
James E. Herr is the Sr. Manager of Global Corporate Citizenship for the Boeing Company’s Western Region. Prior to Boeing he served as the Director of Diversity at Film Independent and the Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility at Sony Pictures Entertainment. He holds an an MLA and BA in Economics from Temple University in Philadelphia and an MBA from Loyola Marymount University. Jim is also a graduate of Leadership Southern California. Jim serves on the boards of Liberty Hill Foundation and Southern California Leadership Network. He is the co-chair of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Education & Workforce Development Council and the Chamber representative to the Los Angeles Unified School District Bond Oversight Committee.
Cathy Hession is president of The Carol and James Collins Foundation, a position she has held since 1998. She holds a B.A. in English from USC and an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA. Prior to her current position, she worked for the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles in operations and later marketing for Sizzler Restaurants. She has served on the Board of Southern California Grantmakers since 2008, as well as on the Board of Advisors for the USC Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy. In addition to her foundation work, she serves on the boards of the Westside Family YMCA, the Boys & Girls Club of Venice, the Marlborough School and the Advisory Board of Para Los Ninos Charter School.
Our Consultant sessions last year were such a success, we are bringing it back. Choose from a series of topics for two discussion sessions facilitated by our expert professionals and consultants. Select the topics you wish to discuss—each table will have an assigned topic for discussion. Discussion sessions will rotate two times during the Professional Development Seminar. Topics to include:
Campaigns and Feasibility Studies
Planned Giving - Marketing
Grants and Government Funding
Communications and Marketing
Other topics may be added
Teresa Chien, Senior Consultant, Shultz and Williams
Linda Eisenhart, MA, ED, CFRE, President, Eisenhart & Associates, Inc.
Laura Esposito, Creative Director, Shultz & Williams
John Kelleher, CFRE, KELLEHER & ASSOCIATES
Connie Maguire, CFRE, Senior Vice President, NETZEL GRIGSBY ASSOCIATES, INC.
Mauria McPoland, MPA, ABC, Independent Non-Profit Consultant
Terry Monteleone, CFRE, CSPG, Principal, TLM Consulting
Elizabeth Nesbitt, CFRE, Senior Vice President, NETZEL GRIGSBY ASSOCIATES, INC.
Kate Rosloff, Owner, KR Associates
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 10:15 AM - 1:30 PM
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2707
September 11, 2012 Program
Member Pricing $50.00
Non-Member Pricing $75.00
Young Professional Member Pricing $35.00
Friday, October 5, 2012