Nonprofit Summit

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Name: Nonprofit Summit
Date: May 3, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
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Event Description:

GNPCC Nonprofit Summit

In partnership with The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University's School of Business


The second annual Nonprofit Summit will continue exploring areas of synergy among local corporations and nonprofits, focusing on maximizing the potential blend of volunteerism and philanthropy. 

Two consecutive panel presentations will share both the experiences of successful corporate volunteer programs as well as the perspective of nonprofit volunteer managers and fundraisers. 



Panelists will present corporate volunteer programs from the business perspective. Veterans of notable corporate volunteer programs will illustrate what makes appealing corporate volunteer programs that will satisfy all partners - the volunteers, the company and the nonprofit.

John Leo Otting, Program Manager, DowGives

Leo Otting joined The Nonprofit Center staff to work in partnership with Dow Chemical Company’s DowCorps volunteer program.  He engages this region’s Dow employees as volunteers at area nonprofit organizations to help Dow realize its goals for community involvement and corporate volunteerism.

Leo strongly believes in the transformative power of volunteerism. Living his passion, Leo has served on the steering team of the Greater Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council for two years. In 2019 he completed his M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership from La Salle University focusing on the motivational differences of corporate and non-corporate volunteers.    
Leo previously spent three years in Madagascar with the Peace Corps working with Missouri Botanical Gardens and the Lutheran Church of Madagascar.  He also spent two years with AmeriCorps at the YWCA Family Center in Columbus, OH, as well as two years assisting Technology for the Poor, an international organization in Columbus

Kate Leapple Hertzog, Specialist, Volunteerism & Community Impact at AmerisourceBergen and the Grants Administrator for the AmerisourceBergen Foundation

Kate Laepple Hertzog is the Specialist, Volunteerism & Community Impact at AmerisourceBergen and the Grants Administrator for the AmerisourceBergen Foundation.  At AmerisourceBergen Kate is the subject matter expert for volunteerism across the enterprise as well as for community-based non-profit partnerships.  Additionally, she manages the Associate Assistance Fund, which provides financial assistance to associates of AmerisourceBergen and their families who are victims of natural or civil disasters or who are facing severe financial hardships due to circumstances beyond their control.  Prior to joining AmerisourceBergen, Kate was the Manager of the Greater Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council, which brings together members of the business community in the Greater Philadelphia area for best practice and information sharing focused on volunteer engagement.  She has also served as Manager for Civic Engagement at the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Assistant Director at Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, Director for Programs and Member Relations at Delaware Valley Grantmakers (now Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia), as well as holding positions with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Jennifer MacMullen, SVP Retail Market Manager, Republic Bank

Jennifer MacMullen is Senior Vice President and Retail Market Manager for Pennsylvania for Republic Bank, one of the largest Philadelphia-based retail banking institutions with 26 convenient locations. In this position, MacMullen leads store managers while also overseeing operations and deposit growth in New Jersey. She has more than 20 years of banking industry experience and is a proven leader with a successful track record of driving growth for financial institutions including Beneficial Bank and Commerce Bank. MacMullen is a member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and previously served as Chair of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and Vice President of the Glenolden Business Association. She graduated from KPMG’s Executive Leadership Institute for Women in 2015. MacMullen is married with two children and resides in Norwood, PA

Emily Costa Doñes, Community Relations Manager, SugarHouse Casino

Emily Dones serves as the Community Relations Manager of SugarHouse Casino, where she works to ensure SugarHouse is a great place to work, a strong economic engine for Philadelphia, and a dedicated community partner.
Under Dones’ leadership, SugarHouse has long been the title sponsor of notable city events like the New Year’s Eve fireworks and the Mummers Parade, and had also contributed more than $8 million to local community organizations, including the Penn Treaty Special Services District. Locally, Dones partners with various organizations including the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia, neighborhood groups, and other associations to provide a positive community impact. Outside of the casino, Dones is an active community leader serving on the boards of Fishtown Co. and the 26th Police District Advisory Council. Originally hailing from Allentown, PA, Dones received a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University and earned a Master of Science in Education from Lehigh University. Dones spent her early career as an elementary school teacher, teaching second, fourth, and sixth grades. Prior to joining the SugarHouse team, she served as the Senior Event Manager of Cescaphe Event Group.



Panelists experienced in both volunteer management and fundraising for nonprofit organizations will demonstrate ways to personalize the volunteer experience as part of the process of converting volunteers to donors.

Tina Barber, Vice President, Development, Esperanza, USA

Tina M Barber, MPA is Vice President for Development at Esperanza, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the Latino community located in the Hunting Park section of North Philadelphia. In her role, Ms. Barber oversees all strategy and fundraising initiatives for Esperanza's portfolio of services in economic development, workforce, housing, education, immigration legal services, and cultural arts. With nearly 10 years of progressive resource development experience, she has played key roles in multi-million-dollar capital campaign projects as well as boutique fundraising initiatives. Prior to joining Esperanza, she held leadership positions at some of the Delaware Valley’s most well-known nonprofit organizations and provided consulting services to wide range of nonprofit organizations in development and communications planning, board development, volunteer motivation & engagement, and special events planning. She earned her BA in Political Science from Eastern University and her Master’s in Public Administration from West Chester University. She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a public workshop instructor at LaSalle’s Nonprofit Center.

Jamie McKnight,  Program and Development Director, Rolling Harvest 

Jamie joined Rolling Harvest Food Rescue as Program and Development Director in July 2015, bringing with her invaluable nonprofit and agriculture experience along with a commitment to food justice.
From 2007 through 2014, Jamie served as the Director of Teens 4 Good, a Philadelphia-based, youth-led nonprofit program addressing the issues of poverty, urban blight, and the lack of accessible fresh produce in many Philadelphia neighborhoods. As Director, she worked together with youth and city resources to develop and sustain the program.
Jamie also served as a Philadelphia Green Advisory Board member from 2003 to 2014, as an Advisory Board member to Pennsylvania Horticulture Society (PHS) and was on the Advisory Board for the City Harvest Growers Alliance. In 2009, she was honored by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and the Philadelphia Phillies as a Champion in the Community in 2009, and then served on Mayor Nutter’s Food Policy Council from 2012 to 2014.

Jacob C. Nuxoll, Branch Manager, Sun Federal Credit Union

Jacob is the Branch Manager of Sun Federal Credit Union’s Northeast Philadelphia branch located in Oxford Circle (Lawndale Shopping Plaza).  He has been with Sun Federal for 6 years, serving the Northeast Philly community for 3 of those.  Sun Federal provides cooperative banking solutions for the Greater Philadelphia Area with a focus on community, relationships, and economic empowerment.  Sun Federal also partners organizations, businesses and non-profits looking to offer their members or employees a financial wellness program.  Jacob leads a team who are motivated by developing meaningful relationships with their members, local small businesses and non-profits by serving from the heart.  Jacob lives in Fishtown and can usually be found digging through crates at local record shops on Saturday mornings.  A multi-instrumentalist, Jacob graduated from Community College of Philadelphia with an Associates of Applied Science in Sound Recording and Music Technology with a focus in music business management.


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Brookside Manor at Somerton Springs
50 Bustleton Pike
Feasterville, PA 19053

Date/Time Information:

Friday, May 3, 2019
8:00 AM to 11:30 AM

GNPCC Members: $49
Non-members: $59
*Tickets are non-refundable 
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