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Pace, Hitachi America To Host Panel On Funding Sources

Pace University professor Betsy Bush will be the moderator of the event on funding in nonprofits and social enterprises.
Pace University professor Betsy Bush will be the moderator of the event on funding in nonprofits and social enterprises. Photo Credit: Contributed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Pace University and Hitachi America Ltd. will host a fifth annual nonprofit forum with a panel discussion on Wednesday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to noon at Pace University's Graduate Center in White Plains. 

The graduate center is on 1 Martine Avenue.

This year’s program, “Sources of Funding: The Changing Landscape,” will identify and describe the current and emerging funding options for mission-driven organizations and impact-oriented investments such as nonprofits and social enterprises.

The program will feature representatives from innovative nonprofits, socially responsible businesses and foundations. Check-in and a light breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. The panel discussion will follow at 10 a.m. 

Speakers will include:

· Rodney Christopher, senior fellow, F.B. Heron Foundation.

· Carol Kalé, manager, CSR, Hitachi America Ltd.

· Emily Richard, operations manager, Susty Party.

· Ric Swierat, executive director, The Arc Westchester.

· Professor Betsy Bush, Pace University, as the moderator.

“We are delighted to be hosting our annual forum with the Wilson Center again this year,” said Cindy Hecht, Hitachi America Ltd.’s assistant manager of community relations. “Hitachi is committed to being an active and engaged corporate citizen, and we hope this annual event benefits the county’s nonprofit professionals and aspiring leaders.”

“Educational programs that encourage thoughtful exploration of emerging issues facing nonprofits and social enterprises are at the core of our mission at the Wilson Center,” said Rebecca Tekula, Ph.D., Pace Graduate Center’s executive director. “We are proud to once again work with Hitachi America Ltd. on what promises to be an enlightening discussion for the nonprofit, corporate and student communities.”

The program is free, but advance registration is required due to limited seating. Participants can register online at: www.pace-hitachi.eventbrite.com