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Serving on a Non-Profit Board: Time, Talent and Treasure

When: Thursday, February 7, 2019
6:00-8:15 pm
Where: WeWork
33 Irving Place
3rd Floor
New York, New York  10003
United States
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Serving on a Non-Profit Board: Time, Talent and Treasure


Do you find yourself drawn to making a deeper commitment to the causes that matter to you? Learn about serving on a non-profit board at this informative panel from both the non-profit staff and board perspective. Get answers to the important questions you need to consider in order to pursue board membership: 

• What are the various types of boards?
• How much time do I need to give?
• What do organizations look for in effective board members?
• How much money do I need raise or give?
• What kinds of challenges do boards face?
• Is a small or larger organization right for me?


Stephanie Wilchfort, CBS, SIPA, President and CEO of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum;

Margaret Einhorn, CBS, CFO and Treasurer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Board Member and Chair Emeritus at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum;

Robert Flanigan, Co-founder, Educate, LLC;

Matthew Bloom, Board Member, Getting Out and Staying Out;

Moderator: Susan Madon, CFRE, CBS ’05, Managing Partner, Minerva Non-Profit Management and board member at Champions for Quality Education.


DATE:   Thursday, February 7, 2019
TIME:   6:00–8:15 pm (see schedule below)
LOCATION:   WeWork, 33 Irving Place (one block east of 14th St. Union Square subway at 15th St. and Irving Pl.), 3rd Floor, NYC
TICKETS:   $35 for CBSACNY members, $45 for non-members

6pm-6:30pmRegistration and networking
6:30pm-7:45pm—Panel and Q&A
7:45pm-8:15pm—Additional networking

Light refreshments and wine will be served; register now space limited to 45 attendees!

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Stephanie Hill Wilchfort is President & CEO of Brooklyn Children's Museum, the world's first museum built especially for kids and one of the country's largest informal educators. Founded in 1899, Brooklyn Children’s Museum has been a community anchor in Crown Heights for nearly 120 years, and serves 285,000 children and caregivers annually. A Brooklyn native, Stephanie has worked in arts and culture for two decades, and joined BCM in February 2015. Previously, Stephanie was Vice President of Development for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. During her tenure, individual giving at the Tenement Museum nearly doubled; the Museum held its first $1 million Gala; and more than $ 11 million was raised towards the Museum’s capital campaign. Prior to the Tenement Museum, Stephanie was Assistant Vice President and Senior Project Director at Sesame Workshop, where she managed projects in the United States and Israel. She has also held senior roles at New York Public Radio/WNYC, New York Public Media/WNET, and Lincoln Center. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MPA in economic policy from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a BA from SUNY Binghamton.

Peggi Einhorn, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is responsible for the financial management of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, an $11 billion philanthropy dedicated to ensuring that everyone in America has a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being. She oversees the accounting department and the finance group supporting program staff on budgeting, due diligence and other financial matters. Her areas of responsibility include planning programming levels and payout; budgeting and financial analysis; tax and financial reporting; accounting operations; and pre- and post-award financial analysis for grants and contracts. She also serves as one of the leads for the Foundation’s impact investing work. Einhorn is a former senior vice president of J.P. Morgan Chase in New York City, where she worked in a broad range of financial roles over 24 years including a range of senior business planning roles in global finance and corporate-wide roles in investor relations, corporate treasury, and financial operations. She is also a long-time trustee of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and a recipient of a David Rockefeller Fellowship from the New York City Partnership. Einhorn received an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and a BA degree from William Smith College.

Robert Flanigan, Co-founder, Educate, LLC. Bob co-founded Educate, LLC in 1999. Starting with a handful of schools, Educate has been pioneering innovative ways to drive technology use in school instruction, train teachers how to integrate these new tools, and ensure that schools have the optimal technology infrastructure and configuration. Prior to that, Bob worked for eight years at Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan in structured finance. During that time, Bob helped found advisory boards at several South Bronx Parochial schools, where he saw the need for a better approach to technology use in schools. Bob served as Chairman of The Curran Principal Academy, a partnership with The Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn to train a new generation of Catholic school leaders. He serves on the Presidents Advisory Council (PAC) and the Capital Campaign Board of Trustees for FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). Bob holds a Masters of Management from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a BA from Dartmouth College.

Matthew Bloom, Board Member, Getting Out and Staying Out. After a 25 year Wall Street and London career with Alliance Bernstein and Solomon Brothers, Matthew followed his passion to non-profit education and criminal justice reform. A self-described activist, advocate and agitator, Matthew serves on the board and executive committee of Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) an anti-recidivism organization serving young men recruited on Rikers Island with continuing programs upon their release. GOSO’s recidivism rate of 15% compares to a City rate in excess of 50%. He also serves on the board and executive committee of the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, which stands bail for indigent defendants. He is advisor to the Executive Director and Senior Vice President of The Fortune Society which annually serves over 7,500 clients with prior criminal justice involvement and volunteers as an arraignment reporter for Courtwatch NYC. Matthew has also served on the board of directors and as treasurer for Broadway Housing Communities and as Founding Director of the Sugar Hill Museum of Children’s Art and Storytelling. He holds a B.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MBA from CBS.


Susan Madon is a managing partner of Minerva Non-Profit Management, a consultancy dedicated to aiding small and mid-sized mission based organizations chiefly in the arts, faith-based and education settings. She serves as director for M+ American Friends Foundation a new non-profit dedicated to supporting the efforts of the exciting M+ Museum of Contemporary Visual Arts in Hong Kong. Susan was senior director of Champions for Quality Education and executive director of the Hong Kong and South China Office of Global Strategic and Global Initiatives of the University of Southern California. She was vice president of external relations at the French Institute-Alliance Française in New York, where she was responsible for shepherding a US $10 million capital campaign. Prior to that, she served as director of educational development, for the Archdiocese of New York where she was advancement consultant to primary and secondary schools spanning 10 regions. There, she guided the formation of school advisory boards, raised operating, capital improvement and scholarship funds and led areas such as strategic planning, board training, corporate relations, advancement and marketing/communications. She was also director of marketing, public relations and membership at the Berkshire Museum and a regional director for the American Heart Association. Susan holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University, a B.A. in Theatre from Jacksonville University and maintains the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation. She serves on the board of Champions for Quality Education.

Special thanks to Susan Madon, CBS ’05, for organizing this panel. Special thanks to CBSACNY Board Member, Wendy Diller, for securing the venue.

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