The Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Foundation is hosting a forum to take a fresh look at philanthropy and generosity through the lens of both the donor and the beneficiary. Keynote speaker John Stanley will discuss the power of transformational giving and the partnerships that nonprofit leaders and donors can forge to reimagine generosity and create a legacy of real change. Our panelists will address the challenges facing nonprofits in these uncertain times (e.g., the future of Charitable Giving Incentives and the status of NJ Charitable Giving Deductions); strategies for securing gifts; trends in personal wealth management; and more.
8:00 – 8:50 AM
Registration; Continental Breakfast; Networking
8:50 – 9:00 AM
Dr. Michael J. McDonough, President, Raritan Valley Community College
9:00 – 9:45 AM
Keynote Address: Transformational Generosity
John Stanley, author of “Connected for Good: A Gameplan for a Generous Life”
9:45 – 10:00 AM
Beneficiary of Generosity
Katherine Bauer, RVCC Class of 2014
10:00 – 10:15 AM
10:15 – 11:15 AM
Panel I: Trends in Philanthropy
Moderator: Ronnie Weyl, Executive Director, RVCC Foundation
11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
Panel II: Investing in Change
Moderator: Allan Boomer, Principal, Momentum
About Keynote Speaker
John Stanley, Founder, The Legacy Group
John Stanley founded The Legacy Group, a consulting and management services firm, and works with some of the nation’s most generous families, strategic grant-makers, and nonprofits, who want to do the most good with their currencies and increase their impact by giving from the heart.
John is the creator of the Generosity Gameplan™ and author of Connected for Good: A Gameplan for a Generous Life, which provides a step-by-step process for people of means and substance who seek to create real change using a new approach to generosity. John also works as a grant-maker, giving through and serving his family’s foundation, the Ed & Josie Toogood Foundation, as a trustee.
Linda M. Czipo, President and CEO, Center for Non-Profits
Linda Czipo is the President and CEO of the Center for Non-Profits. Linda’s non-profit sector experience spans over 25 years and includes expertise in public policy, compliance, and management issues. She is a well-established public speaker and writer on several aspects of New Jersey’s non-profit sector, as well as the current and emerging trends of the non-profit community. Her audiences include non-profit, philanthropic and business leaders, government officials, and the media as a whole.
Linda is a current public policy committee member and former board treasurer of the National Council of Nonprofits. She also serves on the New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service; the advisory board of the Center for Excellence in Leadership, Governance and Philanthropy at Fairleigh Dickinson University; and the Leadership and Policy Committee of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers.
Lynn S. Evans CFP®, President and CEO, Northeastern Financial Consultants, Inc.
Lynn S. Evans has held the CFP® mark of distinction for more than 25 years, and founded her own financial planning company in order to implement her own financial strategies and business models to benefit her clients. She’s a sought-after public speaker on topics ranging from financial life planning and the new retirement to estate planning. A valued source to the local and national media, she has been quoted in a variety of publications, and is the author of Power of the Purse, Fear Free Finances for Baby Boomer Women.
She is also active in her community, holding membership positions in several civic organizations including the Women’s Resource Center of Scranton, which she co-founded; Cedar Crest College’s Alumnae Association; and founder of the local chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Margarethe P. Laurenzi, Director, Leadership Grantmaking and Engagement, Community Foundation of New Jersey
Margarethe Laurenzi is the Director of Leadership Grantmaking and Engagement for the Community Foundation of New Jersey. Before joining CFNJ, she was a corporate and foundation relations development officer at the Rutgers University Foundation, and led a writing and consulting practice, with clients including Columbia University's Earth Institute, Fordham University's Office of Development, and the Central Park Conservancy. She has managed the editorial process for several books, including The End of Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs. Active in her community, Margarethe is vice chair of Jazz House Kids, a music education non-profit, and former president of the Medical Needs Foundation. She has been a member of the Mountain Lakes League of Women Voters and graduated magna cum laude in politics from Princeton University.
Robert Milligan Jr., CFP®, CIMA®, Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisor, Senior Investment Management Consultant, Morgan Stanley
Robert Milligan oversees business development, client service, and branch operations at the Bedminster Morgan Stanley office, as well as his investment advisory and wealth management practice. Bob began his career as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch and has built a highly successful wealth management practice, providing customized investment solutions and comprehensive wealth plans to individuals, families, and institutional investors. He has extensive experience in trust and estate planning strategies; philanthropic planning; and more. He serves as a member of the Investment Management Consulting Association.
Bob serves as a trustee on several non-profit organizations including the Adult Day Center of Somerset Board. As a professionally trained philanthropic auctioneer, he has worked with many of the leading non-profit and philanthropic organizations in New York and New Jersey as the auctioneer for their major benefit events.
Maps and Directions
Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876
For more information, call 908-526-1200 x8426