Evening Panel Presentation – Millennials: Revolutionizing Philanthropy; Sponsored by Danosky & Associates

Our Panelists

Daniel TrustFounder, Daniel Trust Foundation

Daniel Trust is a Rwandan genocide survivor and a nationally recognized motivational speaker having lectured at prestigious universities such as the University of Florida, Duke University and Northwestern University. Daniel is the founder of the Daniel Trust Foundation, a Connecticut based non-profit organization that helps students from low-income communities with their educational and career needs, and honors educators, who go above and beyond to help these students succeed in school and in their personal lives. Daniel is the executive producer and host of The Daniel Trust Show, a weekly YouTube talk show that highlights the impact his foundation is making in the lives of young people and teachers.

In the community, Daniel supports many local non-profit organizations including the Triangle Community Center, Cardinal Sheehan Center, and the Southern Connecticut State University Alumni Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors of True Colors, Bridgeport Public Education Fund, and is a member of the Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Board Chair Roundtable.

Daniel’s story and philanthropic efforts have been featured in both local and national publications including the Hartford Courant, New Haven Register and Connecticut Post. He’s appeared on daytime talk shows like Better Connecticut, Connecticut Style, and Our Lives. In 2014, Connecticut Magazine listed him to its 40 Under 40 List. Most recently, Daniel’s story was profiled on “NYBERG,” a show hosted by Connecticut TV legend, Ann Nyberg. Daniel holds a business management degree from Southern Connecticut State University is a father of two adopted sons and lives in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

RJ MercedeFairfield County’s Community Foundation 

Before joining Fairfield County’s Community Foundation in 2014 to coordinate Fairfield County’s Giving Day and other Center for Nonprofit Excellence endeavors, RJ Mercede spent over 5 years working in the nonprofit sector, specializing in project coordination and event planning. Most recently, he served as the Bridgeport Program Manager with Public Allies Connecticut where he coached, trained and empowered diverse, emerging nonprofit leaders. For his efforts, he was recognized as “Professional of the Year” by the Bridgeport Reentry Collaborative in 2014. A Stamford native, RJ is civically involved in many endeavors including Founder and Director of Eat For Equity Stamford, Co-Founder of Ignite Stamford and President of the Springdale Neighborhood Association. He sits on the statewide steering committee of Young Energetic Solutions and also serves on the Associate Board of Directors with Family Centers. He has been featured in Stamford Magazine and was recently awarded a “Milli Award” by WestFair Communications for his work in impacting Fairfield County.

RJ earned two degrees in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor’s from Stonehill College, and a Master’s Degree from Northeastern University.

Alexandra Cooley is co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Greenworks Lending, an originator of commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) obligations.  Until February 2015, Alexandra was Assistant Director, Finance at the Connecticut Green Bank, where she developed underwriting guidelines for commercial PACE and directly underwrote over $20M in assessments. She also led or supported over $100M public-private structured finance programs including structuring and managing the nation’s first leveraged tax equity fund that combined commercial and residential solar leases. She holds a MBA from Yale School of Management, a Master’s from Yale School of Forestry and a BA from University of Pennsylvania.


About Our Session

It has been said that millennials (or, Gen Y) will have the largest buying power in the U.S. by 2017? They are currently very close second to baby boomers in current buying power. The reason for this is the size of this generation; there are more millennials in the U.S. than any other age group.  To tap into this power, it is critical fundraisers know what motivates them to give. This program will present three professionals of the millennial generation each with different backgrounds and interests, but with a shared passion for creating change.  They will talk about their unique models of philanthropy and we will explore how they use social media and networks of partners to achieve impact in philanthropy.

Schedule:

5.00-6:00 pm networking
6:00-7:00 pm panel
7:00-7.30 pm q&a
7.30 pm  evening concludes

Our Sponsor

 

Danosky & Associates helps non-profit organizations build the capacity to move their strategic vision forward with a solid foundation and an army of support behind them. Our approach draws upon five key disciplines that can work together as an integrated solution or be used independently to address specific concerns.  Our approach is achieved with the expertise of our consultants working together to provide nonprofit organizations with the best possible results and as a Certified BoardSource Governance Trainor, Sharon Danosky is taking Boards to new heights. The five key disciplines are; Board Empowerment, Philanthropic Advancement, Financial Capacity, Reputation and Crisis Management and Management Transformation. Through assessments and analysis, we develop comprehensive plans that; Nurture and inspire your constituencies, develop and build alliances, create a culture where philanthropy thrives, raise significant financial support, plan for contingencies, assure accountability and transparency, and position your cause for the future.

143 West Street, Ste. 123A, New Milford, CT  06776
860-799-6330
www.danosky.com


Reservations

The Fairfield County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will hold its monthly educational program on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 5:00-7:30 pm at The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center, 99 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT.

Special “Guest of Member” Pricing Option* !

A BENEFIT for all AFP-Fairfield County Chapter Members for a limited trial basis. We encourage you to invite a guest and prospective member at a special rate of $35. *Reservations must be made online by the member. Limit one per member at this special rate per event. Member must attend the event. Walk-in guests will not qualify for special rate.

Your registration fee includes:  Wine, sparkling water and a complement of hearty hot and cold stationary appetizers

  • Contact Marianne Hickey at 203-834-1910, or by e-mail at mshickey@optonline.net
  • Event fee:
    • AFP Members – $25
    • Guest accompanied by AFP Member and paid in advance by member – $35
    • Non-Members – $45
  • We accept checks, and online credit card payments. If you wish to register online using your credit card, click here for the link 
  • Make check payable to “AFP-FC” and mail to:Marianne Hickey, 29 Black Alder Lane, Wilton, CT  06897

*Payment is appreciated in advance

*Anyone who has made a reservation and cannot attend must cancel by 12 pm on the Tuesday preceding the event. If no cancellation has been received, there will be no refund or carry over of the fee. If pre-payment has not been made and no cancellation has been received by 12 pm on Tuesday, that person will be billed for the amount due for the event.


CFRE Credits

CFRE_ContEd_Logo16You earn 1.5 CFRE credits toward certification for this event. For more information about CFRE certification, please visit: http://www.afpnet.org/Professional/CertificationList.cfm?navItemNumber=554

 

 


 We thank the following 2016 Sponsors

for making our Programs available:

January 7, 2016 Breakfast

 

Brian R. O’Connor

First Vice President-Wealth Management
Senior Financial Advisor
The O’Connor Group

1499 Post Road, 2nd Floor
Fairfield, CT 06824

T 203.254.6913    F 203.635.4552
brian_oconnor@ml.com


February 10, 2016 Evening Presentation

Danosky & Associates helps non-profit organizations build the capacity to move their strategic vision forward with a solid foundation and an army of support behind them. Our approach draws upon five key disciplines that can work together as an integrated solution or be used independently to address specific concerns.  Our approach is achieved with the expertise of our consultants working together to provide nonprofit organizations with the best possible results and as a Certified BoardSource Governance Trainor, Sharon Danosky is taking Boards to new heights. The five key disciplines are; Board Empowerment, Philanthropic Advancement, Financial Capacity, Reputation and Crisis Management and Management Transformation. Through assessments and analysis, we develop comprehensive plans that; Nurture and inspire your constituencies, develop and build alliances, create a culture where philanthropy thrives, raise significant financial support, plan for contingencies, assure accountability and transparency, and position your cause for the future.

143 West Street, Ste. 123A, New Milford, CT  06776
860-799-6330
www.danosky.com


March 17, 2016 Luncheon

Who We Are

Since 1995, we have shown leading nonprofits across the United States and Canada how to remove their biggest planned giving obstacles and double the results of their planned giving efforts with limited time and money… and we GUARANTEE satisfaction. We can guarantee satisfaction because we regularly listen to nonprofits—and their donors—and take what we hear to continually perfect the planned giving bridge between nonprofits and their donors. The result is the most cost effective, time efficient planned giving presentation system on the market. Charities call it “donor motivation in a box.”

Through The Donor Motivation Program® and The Donor Motivation Professionals of North America, a network of trained professionals, we have shown North American charities how to “motivate planned giving” and double their results. Tens of thousands of donors have engaged in our Donor Presentation Experience and rated it either “one of the finest” or “absolutely the best” of its type.  Why?  It’s donor-centric!

CFRE Credits

You earn 2.0 CFRE certification credits for attending our work shop “The 7 Most Influential Planned Giving Trends of 2016… and How to Take Action Now!”

 

 


Donald S. Harmelin

Executive Director
84 West Park Place, Stamford, CT 06901

 Don@donormotivation-ct.com
203.352.2940


June 2, 2016 Luncheon

 

U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management is a leading private wealth management organization providing vast resources and customized solutions to help meet clients’ wealth structuring, investment management, banking and credit needs. Clients are served by teams of experienced advisors offering a range of financial services, including investment management, financial and succession planning, philanthropic and specialty asset management, family office services, custom credit solutions, financial administration and family trust stewardship.

U.S. Trust is part of the Global Wealth and Investment Management unit of Bank of America, N.A., which is a global leader in wealth management, private banking and retail brokerage. U.S. Trust employs more than 4,000 professionals and maintains 97 offices in 31 states.

As part of Bank of America, U.S. Trust can provide access to a broad range of banking solutions for individuals and businesses, and an extensive retail banking platform.


December 1, 2016 Annual Meeting and Luncheon

 

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