2023 Nonprofit Leadership Summit The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, Purchase

The 2023 Nonprofit Leadership Summit presented by United Way of Westchester and Putnam will be held in a hybrid capacity on Tuesday, April 4, at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College in Purchase, NY. The event is underwritten in part by TD Bank.

Asha Curran, founder and CEO of Giving Tuesday, is the morning keynote speaker, and Carla Harris, author, speaker, and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley, is the afternoon keynote speaker. In addition to the keynotes, panelists from area nonprofits will take the stage in two groups to discuss advocacy and leadership development. The event also features networking, a vendor expo area, activities, and TED-styled talks. The sessions will be live-streamed to viewers from around the world.

Now in its 21st year, the Nonprofit Leadership Summit builds professional excellence in the purpose-driven organizations of Westchester and Putnam counties. As United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s core capacity-building program, the Summit is an opportunity for nonprofits of all sizes to provide professional development to their staff and essential volunteers at an affordable cost. The Summit attracts a diverse audience of professionals and volunteer leaders in the nonprofit sector – across disciplines, fields, and experience levels.

The in-person 2023 Summit will occur at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will feature two keynote speakers, plus panels, networking, a vendor expo area, activities, and a couple of TED-styled talks.
Schedule of Sessions
8 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Registration, Breakfast, and Networking

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Welcome and Morning Keynote
“Innovation in Philanthropy” by Asha Curran, Founder and CEO of Giving Tuesday. She will be interviewed by Hillary Millman, Executive Director of the Association of Development Officers in Westchester and Founder of In Better Words, LLC.

10:15 to 11 a.m. – Advocacy Panel
Carola Bracco, Executive Director, Neighbors Link
Kathy Halas, Executive Director, Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc
Cindy Kanusher, Esq., Executive Director of the Pace Women’s Justice Center
Allison Lake, Executive Director, Westchester Children’s Association
Moderator – Jan Fisher, Executive Director of Nonprofit Westchester

11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – “Collaborating in the Nonprofit Sector to achieve More” TED-Style Talk
Cynthia Knox, Chief Executive Officer, Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill
Anahaita Kotval, Chief Executive Officer, Lifting Up Westchester
Introduced by Alison Paul, Co-president of Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Lunch in the Lobby Area

12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Afternoon Keynote
“Lead to Win” by Carla Harris, former Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley, former chair of the National Women’s Business Council, and past Chair of the Board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation. She will be introduced by Michelle A. Nicholas, Founder and CEO of The Nico Consulting, Inc. and Former SVP, Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Community Development, PCSB Bank

2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.- Leadership Development Panel
Victoria Bruno, Business Development Manager, Kings Capital Construction (BCWs Star Power Graduate and Alumni Association Manager)
Dante Hudson, Chief Operating Officer, YWCA White Plains and Central Westchester (NPW’s Emerging Leaders Graduate)
Carmen Martinez Lopez, Dean, School of Business and Professional Careers at Westchester Community College (Volunteer New York! Leadership Westchester Graduate)
Moderator — Valerie Mason Cunningham, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Mason & Rice LLC

3:15 pm to 3:30 p.m. – “Storytelling Through the use of Social Media” TED-Style Talk
Christine Gritmon, former Senior Editor of Social Media Pulse
Introduced by Nancy Eberhardt, Executive Director of Pro Bono Partnership

3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Community Conversations and Closing Remarks

04 Apr 2023, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm