Southwest Florida Nonprofit Leaders to be Recognized

Hodges University News

As we enter the season of thanksgiving, the Southwest Florida community plans to recognize those individuals who contribute and make a difference in our community during National Philanthropy Day.

From 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, individuals are invited to attend the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ National Philanthropy Day 2016. The event will be held at Hodges University, in the Stock Building, John White Community Room on the Naples campus, which is located at 2647 Professional Way, Naples, FL 34119.

This year’s recipients include Eva Sugden Gomez, Outstanding Philanthropist; Collier’s Reserve Country Club, Outstanding Philanthropic Organization; Daniel Gonzalez-Vasquez, Outstanding Philanthropic Youth; and Barbara Oppenheim, Fundraising Executive of the Year. In addition, distinguished volunteers and distinguished fundraising volunteers for 2016 will be recognized.

Individuals interested in attending National Philanthropy Day may register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-philanthropy-day-2016-registration-27171857758. The cost to attend is $60 per person, unless otherwise noted.

On Thursday, November 17 from 8:30-10:00 a.m., Hodges’ Center for Nonprofit Excellence will host the “Planned Giving Superheroes, When Strategic Gifts Saved the Day” workshop. Van Pate of RBC Wealth Management will discuss his work in the financial services industry as a planned giving consultant. He will also share his experience in developing strategies for financial advisers in estate planning, retirement planning, stock option planning, charitable giving, education funding and wealth transfer. The workshop will be held in the Stock Building, John White Community Room on the Naples campus – 2647 Professional Way, Naples, FL 34119.

The registration fee is $35 per workshop, unless otherwise noted. CNE participants who attend four workshops in each governance, operations or management can earn a noncredit certificate in the topic area.

For a full list of upcoming workshops, and to register, visit www.hodges.edu/cne. Contact Marian Klink at cne@hodges.edu for additional information. To obtain a certificate, participants must first register with the CNE and complete four workshops in one of the three categories. Contact the CNE by calling (239) 598-6284 to begin a certificate program.

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