Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Summit will take place at the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE). The BCAE is located 5 miles/13 minutes from Logan International Airport and is easily accessible by private and public transportation.
The full address is:
Boston Center for Adult Education
122 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
The Summit will be in the BCAE Ballroom. Please follow the signs to our meeting room when you arrive at the building.
Public Transportation - MBTA
Take the Green Line to Arlington Street station. Exit onto Arlington Street, keeping the Public Garden behind you and walk approximately 3 blocks, toward the Park Plaza Hotel. 122 Arlington Street is on the left, across the street from Smith & Wollensky in the Castle.
Take the Orange Line to Back Bay station. Exit station and head South on Dartmouth Street toward Columbus Avenue. After crossing the intersections of Clarendon and Berkley Streets, take a right onto Isabella Street. The BCAE is across the street at the intersection of Isabella and Arlington Streets.
Please see Trip Planner at MBTA.com for bus routes and further directions by T.
Directions by Car
From the north/south
Take Route 93 to Storrow Drive. Take the second exit, labeled Back Bay/Copley Square. At the traffic light, take a left onto Beacon Street and an immediate right onto Arlington Street.
From the West
Take the Mass. Turnpike to the Prudential/Copley Square exit. Stay in the right lane and at the traffic light turn left onto Dartmouth Street. At the second traffic light, take a right onto Boylston Street. Go to the fourth traffic light, and take a left onto Charles Street. At the corner turn left onto Beacon Street, then take a left onto Arlington Street. You will have circled around the Public Gardens.
Note to GPS users, please be sure to select 122 Arlington Street, Boston, 02116 as your destination.
BCAE does not offer on site parking. There are several parking options nearby.
There are two paid parking lots located on Arlington Street next to BCAE. Prices vary from $12 - $25 and are subject to change.
The Boston Common Garage
Zero Charles St
Boston, MA 02108
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Up to 1 hr: $10
Up to 2 hrs: $14
Up to 3 hrs: $18
Up to 10 hrs: $23
As you exit the parking garage, make a left on Charles Street and walk up Charles Street towards Boylston Street. When you come to Boylston Street make a right on Boylston Street and walk one block to Arlington Street. Make a left on Arlington Street. Meeting Venue will be on the left. Approximately 12 minutes walking time.
Susan has been involved with corporate sponsorships for 18 years. In her current position, she secures corporate funding for two signature initiatives. This includes leading the corporate development team in building a committee of senior business leaders to assist with corporate outreach; corporate funding strategy; a corporate funding pipeline; sponsorship levels and visibility and recognition packages. Additionally Susan guides marketing strategies and donor acknowledgement for these major initiatives. Previously, Susan served as Director of Special Events and Corporate Relations at The ALS Association, MA Chapter. This included building a presence for the Association within the corporate community, engaging corporate support for The Walk to Defeat ALS program, and Strike Out ALS Golf tournaments. Before that, she was the Membership Director for the Utility Contractors Association where, in addition to her work engaging members in galas, golf tournaments, scholarship auctions and seminars, she supported the editorial and advertising efforts for the business to business magazine published by the Association. Susan earned a BA in English from William Smith College. She is a member of Association of Fundraising Professionals, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, and volunteers at Cradles to Crayons, Mainspring House, and Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Jill has been involved with corporate sponsorships for nonprofits for three years, and for-profit sales and business development for four years prior. In her current position, she is responsible for soliciting, cultivating, and managing the full breadth of corporate relationships, including both the Membership and Sponsorship programs, as well as special event and in kind partnerships. Previously, she served as Business Development Manager at Her Campus Media, where she was responsible for selling sponsorship packages for small- and large-scale marketing programs to leading national brands, retailers, agencies, and media companies. Before that, she was Sales Coordinator at Broadway In Boston where she was responsible for developing sales initiatives that combined hospitality and dining programs, corporate entertainment, and custom event packages with corporate and educational group ticket sales to touring Broadway productions. Jill earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communication and Organizational Psychology from Pepperdine University. In her spare time, she dances for OnStage Dance Company in Somerville, MA, where she also serves as Community Outreach Manager, developing strategies to increase the brand presence of a mid-size nonprofit dance company through performance opportunities, fundraising events and grants, and press outreach.
Melissa has been involved with corporate sponsorships for six years. In her current position, she is responsible for creating strategy and directing operations of all fundraising efforts for Stoneham Theatre, including finding, soliciting, and stewarding corporate sponsors. Previously, she served as Development Officer, Museum Council at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where she was responsible for managing the Museum’s young professionals giving group. In this role she worked with volunteer leadership and Museum colleagues to secure corporate sponsors for Museum Council programming and fundraising events. Melissa graduated summa cum laude from Springfield College with a B.A. in Dance and a minor in Theatre Arts, and earned a Master’s degree in Arts Administration, with a Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management, from Boston University. Melissa also teaches dance to competitive and recreational students, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce.
Kelli has been involved with corporate sponsorships for over 20 years. In her current position, she serves as the Foundation’s primary philanthropy officer. This includes identifying, developing and stewarding new corporate relationships and cultivating existing corporate partnerships to increase the Foundation’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. She also leverages the talents and resources of the Board of Directors to attract new partnerships, and maintains appropriate systems for meeting revenue targets. Previously, she served as Philanthropy Officer for Baystate Health, where she was responsible for prospecting, cultivation and stewardship of individual and corporate support for the Baystate Heath Foundation and Baystate Franklin Medical Center. Before that, she was VP of Development for Easter Seals Massachusetts. In this position, she was responsible for the organization’s fundraising portfolio (including special events, annual giving campaign, major gifts and foundation grants). This included corporate engagement and stewardship. Before that, she served in various positions for the American Cancer Society. In these positions, she was responsible for strategic fundraising and mission planning, and engaging the organization's stakeholders, including corporations. Kelli earned her BA in Political Science from Saint Anselm College, and a Master's in Public Administration from American International College.
Katy has been involved with corporate sponsorships for 11 years. In her current position, she is responsible for establishing and stewarding strategic alliances with corporate partners through MassArt's Corporate Advisory Council, managing solicitation of corporate sponsorships for MassArt's Annual Art Auction, Fashion Show and other events and identifying and managing student art exhibits at corporate partner venues. Previously, she served as Divisional Director of Community Investment at Comcast, where she was responsible for directing the local giving of Corporate Foundation grants totaling approximately $900,000 across six states and directing the company-wide day of volunteerism with over 1500 employees volunteering at 32 sites. Before that, she was Regional Manager of Community Relations at Comcast where she managed relationships with public leaders, including community organizations, public officials and constituency groups to further business objectives, and public and policy initiatives as designated by the company. In her role as Manager, Katy was responsible for developing, managing and implementing over 400 regional education and community relations initiatives in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut. Katy earned a Bachelor's degree in English from Vassar College, and an MBA in Marketing from Boston University.
Liz has been involved with securing corporate sponsorships for 16 years. In her current position, she is responsible for building corporate partnerships in the organization she founded and still directs. This includes leveraging Board member connections, engaging current and prospective corporate volunteers, securing sponsors for special events, and building community relationships. Liz earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Northeastern University and Master's Degree in Management with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Cambridge College. Liz is a Commissioner Emeritus for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. She serves as Immediate Past Board Chair for the Malden YMCA, Lt. Governor for District 1, Zonta International and Advisory Board Chair for Mystic Valley Elder Services.
Wes has been involved with corporate sponsorships for ten years. In his current position, he is responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of over $1.5 Million in corporate sponsorships and partnerships in addition to the oversight and execution of all other fundraising initiatives for the organization. Previously, he served as Director of Development at Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania, where he was responsible for securing corporate sponsors for special events and fee-for-service programming. In this role Wes worked closely with four regional boards that he developed, implemented, and managed to leverage board member connections to secure corporate support. Wes earned a Bachelor's of Arts from Wittenberg University and a Master's of Science in Organizational Leadership from Cabrini College, graduating with distinction. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and is a past board member and current advisory board member for Outdoor Mindset, a nonprofit focused on enhancing the quality of life for people affected by neurological challenges.
Mary Ellen has been involved with corporate sponsorships for 11 years. In her current position, she leads the institutional support department, which secures support from private foundations, governmental agencies, and corporations for museum operations and programs. This includes identifying, building relationships with, and stewarding corporate support of the museum in the form of philanthropic gifts and sponsorships. Previously, she served as the Co-President and Program Chair of the Lexington Education Foundation. In this position, she solicited membership and philanthropic support from local corporations to support the mission of the foundation. Before that, she was a grant writer for the Urban College of Boston, where she prepared, submitted and managed grant proposals to private foundations, corporations and the federal government in support of designated programs at the Urban College of Boston. Mary Ellen graduated with honors from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and magna cum laude from Boston College Law School. She has served as a volunteer board member on several nonprofit organizations in the Boston area, including the Princeton Association of New England. She also practiced law for several years with the employment litigation departments of several large law firms.
Our unique one-on-one mentoring sessions offer you the opportunity to sit down with an experienced fundraising professional for 30 minutes to discuss any questions
that are specific to your organization. Mentoring sessions cover the same topics as the seminars, and we will assign you a mentor based on his/her availability at your requested times.
Mentoring sessions are available for the cost of $60.00 per session. If you register for a full Summit pass, 2 mentoring sessions are included in the pass.
Mentors for this session will be announced shortly.
Agenda for this session will be announced shortly.
Exhibitors for this session will be announced shortly.
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