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PPGGNY is an all-volunteer organization, and we welcome and encourage the collective talent of all our members who have the ideas, skills, time, and energy to do more and get noticed. These are our committees and the names of our current committee chairpersons.

Accreditation Committee

Keep your professional license! This committee pursues continuing education credits, including CLE and CFRE credits, for PPGGNY programs.

Co-chairs:  Arthur Markowitz, JD; Elisse Stern, ACP
Members:  Holly Bellows, CFRE; Bill Scheffer, JD

Communications & Marketing Committee

If you have a passion for communication, are a skilled writer, or have PR or marketing experience, this committee enables you to express your creativity to advance PPGGNY’s exposure within the fundraising community.

Co-chairs:  John Matthews; Chandra Towers-Blatt
Members:  Kelly Campbell

Member Services Committee

If you like people, consider helping to create an enjoyable and rewarding membership experience. You will help promote PPGGNY’s services, encourage committee involvement, explore ways to recognize and acknowledge volunteers, and reach out to prospective members.

Co-chairs:  Gabriel Burnham, Esq; Marc L. Potolsky, JD
Members:  Meryl R. Cosentino, JD; Susan Loucks; Arthur Markowitz, JD; Lisa Newfield,Esq

Mentoring Committee

Help us tap the vast experience and knowledge of our membership. Work with other committee members to plan and execute our Mentoring Program.

Co-chairs:  Nora R. Benoliel; Lisa B. Lager
Members:  Pamela Bennett, JD; Alexandra P. Brovey, JD, LLM

Nominating Committee

Any organization is only as active and vibrant as its leaders. This committee helps retain the traditional PPGGNY excellence on the governing board by helping to recruit and qualify nominees for the board and future leaders of PPGGNY.

Chair:  Meryl R. Cosentino, JD

Philanthropy Committee

This committee formalizes PPGGNY’s annual giving program. Through the discussion and prioritizing of needs, solicitation of contributions, and awarding of funds for scholarships and other needs, the committee serves PPGGNY and its members.

Chair:  Peter Meysenburg; Bill Scheffer, JD
Members:  Alexandra P. Brovey, JD, LLM

Planned Giving Day Committee

Help plan and organize our flagship one-day conference each May. You'll assist with one of the three areas: speaker events, operations, or sponsorship and have an opportunity to volunteer during the event.

Co-chairs:  Pamela Bennett, JD; Stacy B. Sulman, JD
Track Chairs: TBD

Programs Committee

This committee helps plan and organize our educational programs and recruits speakers for our regular and special programs and events.

Co-chairs:  Michael Pohlmann; Ramona Ramadar
Members:  Tony Craney; Lori Lasson; Lisa Newfield, Esq

Sponsorship Committee

Are you a persuasive communicator? This committee encourages allied professionals, vendors and others to support our educational programs and demonstrates the benefits of being a sponsor.

Co-chairs:  JiHae Munro; Austin Wrubel
Members:  Caitlin F. Curtin, MA, CFM; Claudine A. Donikian,JD, MBA; Vikki Jones, CFRE; Shawn T. Mroz

Volunteer Committee

This committee assists onsite for our educational programs and events.

Co-chairs:  Caitlin F. Curtin, MA, CFM; Emily Hirshbein
Members:  Rob Danzig; Lauren Ford; Paul Goldberg; Judith Katz; Elizabeth Plaushin

Interested in joining a committee?

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