Hodges Brings Successful Center for Nonprofit Excellence to Lee County

Hodges University News

Hodges University announced today that it will bring programs from its successful Center for Nonprofit Excellence to Lee County. The offerings begin with a day-long seminar on planned giving marketing and stewardship. The session will be conducted by Phyllis Freedman and will be held on September 10 beginning at 9 am at the Hodges Fort Myers campus, 4501 Colonial Blvd.

In 2013, the Community Foundation of Collier County moved its Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) to Hodges University. The Community Foundation awarded a three-year grant to Hodges, totaling $150,000, to help establish the training program at the university.  Based on the success of the program, Hodges University will bring select programs to Lee County.

“We are excited to bring these informative programs to the nonprofit community of Lee County at a reasonable cost,” said Dr. Karen Locklear, Dean of the Nichols School of Professional Studies. “We have worked tirelessly to build partnerships with various community organizations that are instrumental in philanthropic activities in the area.”

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence has offered a variety of programs dedicated to serving the nonprofit community with vital information aimed at improving the structure and function of these groups. The Center reports at or above attendance numbers for each of the sessions since its move to Hodges.

For a complete listing of the programs being offered in Lee and Collier County, please visit www.hodges.edu/cne, or call (239) 598-6284.

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