Meeting/Event Information

Zen and the Art of Fundraising

April 16, 2019
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Westchester Library System
570 Taxter Road, Suite 400
Elmsford, NY 10523
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When it comes to achieving mastery of fundraising - especially in the area of gift planning - technical skills are important. Knowing how to explain tax law changes how a charitable gift annuity works, and articulating how a future gift in a will fulfills your organization's mission are all keys to success. But is this enough? In this presentation we will identify and discuss some pillars of fundraising success and view them through a Zen filter. Pursuing and mastering the pillars will not only help us be successful in our careers but also make the journey to a gift - and life in general - enjoyable and fulfilling.

Presented by: Alexandra Pia Brovey

About the Presenter:

Alexandra Pia Brovey is the senior director of gift planning at Northwell Health Foundation in New Hyde Park, New York. After practicing law as an estate-planning attorney for six years, Alex has focused on gift planning for the past 18 years at three institutions of higher learning (The Pennsylvania State University, Pace University, and Stony Brook University), with campaigns ranging from $100 million to $1.3 billion, before joining Northwell Health in 2008.

Alex served as a board member and treasurer of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, and is a member of the Leadership Institute. She is president emeritus of the Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York as well as a member of the Charitable Estate Planning Council and the Estate Planning Council of Nassau County (NY). Alex is also a founding member and past officer of the Central Pennsylvania Planned Giving Council. She has made presentations at the national, regional, and local levels for a variety of organizations over the past decade.

Alex earned a B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University, Phi Beta Kappa, a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and an LL.M. in estate planning from the University of Miami. Alex is an alumni interviewer for Georgetown Law and a career coach for Penn State.

In her spare time she cheers for the Penn State Nittany Lions Women's volleyball and football teams, plays recreational volleyball, and studies Shotokan (traditional Japanese) karate. Alex earned her black belt in 2015.


$25.00 Member Breakfast Registration

$40.00 Non-Member Breakfast Registration