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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: Elisse Stern, ACP
Members:  Holly Bellows, CFRE

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: Larissa Fernandez, JD; Chandra Towers Blatt
Members:  John Matthews; Bill Scheffer, JD

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; Susan Loucks; Barbara P. Morgan
Members:  Meryl R. Cosentino, JD; Gregory Fabiano; Nikki Margarites; Arthur Markowitz, JD, Lisa Newfield, Esq, Elizabeth Plaushin

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.

Chair:  Shawn T. Mroz
Member:   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:  Marilyn Van Houten, JD
Members: Meryl Cosentino, JD, Vikki Jones

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.

Co-chairs:  Peter Meysenburg, Bill Scheffer, JD, & Elyse Leavy

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:  Lori B. Lasson, JD & Shawn Mroz
Track Chairs: Pamela Bennett; Mark Potolsky; Nora Benoliel; Melissa Katz;Sandra Mizrahi

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:  Isaiah Harris; Lori Lasson; Donna Lippman, JD; Cynthia Reddrick; Stacy B. Sulman, JD  

Special Events Committee

Do you enjoy planning events? You can help plan and organize our awards luncheon, annual symposia and other special programs. You can choose to focus on planning, operations, or advertising/sponsorship, as well as volunteer during the event.

Chair: Meryl R. Cosentino, JD
Members: John M. Bacon, JD; Alexandra P. Brovey, JD, LLM; Margaret M. Holman; Davida Isaacson, Nancy Jeffers

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, MBA, CFRE; Austin S. Wrubel, JD
Members:  Committee in Formation

Volunteer Committee

This committee assists onsite for our educational programs and events.

Co-chairs:  Caitlin F. Curtin, MA, CFM & Emily Hirshbein, JD
Members:  Rob Danzig; Lauren Ford; Paul Goldberg; Judith Katz; Elizabeth Plaushin, Sylvia Spitalnick, Steve Rich; Gregory Fabiano

Interested in joining a committee?

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