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Philanthropy Day is celebrated in November in cities across America. Fundraising professionals, board members, business leaders, community activists and individuals gather for professional development and to honor their leaders. Long Island’s Philanthropy Day is one of the largest one-day fundraising conferences in the country and regularly attracts more than 700 attendees and 60 exhibitors, with the highlight of the day being the Awards Luncheon. Bank of America is the Presenting Partner for Philanthropy Day 2012.

More than 500 fundraisers, volunteers, executive directors, boards of directors, philanthropists, and businesses will be on hand. The day will include a program by keynote speaker Michael Watt, workshops given by the best in fundraising and a luncheon.


7:00 AM – 8:30 AM – registration, orientation

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM – Michael Watt, Long Island Inc. – Keynote Speaker 

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM – Exhibits, networking

9:30 AM – 12:45 PM - Workshops A, B, networking, career counseling

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM – PHILANTHROPY DAY AWARDS LUNCHEON, honoring:     

  • ·       Capital One Bank – Outstanding Corporation

  • ·       James Rennert, CFRE – Outstanding Fundraising Executive

  • ·       Nancy Mazzola – Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer

  • ·       Jane Schwartz  - TheGilbert Tilles Award

  • ·       Maggie Moran – Leaders of Tomorrow Award

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2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

“The Ask…The Gift… The Why…”

Three small not-for-profits state their case before a lively audience of peers in an interactive and often vocal format, while prominent funders decide who will be awarded a generous contribution.


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