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May 12, 2022
7:00 AM
DeSales University
2755 Station Ave
Center Valley, PA 18034


Lehigh Valley Philanthropy Institute is BACK!

The Lehigh Valley Philanthropy Institute is your premiere fundraising conference in the region offering unique programs for development professionals to learn from leading experts in the field. Topics include best practices in fundraising techniques, innovation, research, and development.

Conference Details:

  • When: Wednesday, May 12, 7am - 1:00pm
  • Where: DeSales University
  • CFRE: 4 credits


Early Bird Rates for members now through April 22

  • Member: $75  / $100 after April 22
  • Member Group Rate (4+): $65/person until April 22
  • Future Member: $125

Keynote Presentation

The Nonprofit Sector in 2022: Our Light and Our Shadows

Join Anne in a candid conversation about national and state trends and issues in the nonprofit community – including but not limited to financial stability, funding support, and the recruitment and retention of our own workforce. These trends have something to tell us,  and may just lead us to what we can do – individually and collectively – in response to lessons learned.


LVPI Day of Schedule - Thursday May 12th

7:00 am - 8:15 am - Registration, Networking, and Sponsor Tables

7:15 am to 8:00 am Tabletop topic networking/facilitated topics:

8:15 am – 9:30 am
Mindfulness Exercise - The Shanthi Project
Keynote: State of Philanthropy: Anne L. Gingerich, MSW; Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Organizations (PANO)

Workshop Sessions Track 1: 9:45 am – 10:45 am
·      Standards of excellence – Best Practices through a DEI lens: Anne L. Gingerich, MSW; Executive Director, PANO
·      Building Hyper-Philanthropy™: An Equitable Approach to Lasting Philanthropic Change: Bharat Krishnan, Director of Client Success, The Hodge Group
·      PA DCED Grants and Programs 101 State-wide Funding Changes and Opportunities: Fadia Halma, LV Regional DCED Director

Workshop Sessions Track 2: 10:55 am – 11:55 am
·      Campaign Planning in a Post Pandemic World: Susan Scauzzo, Vice President & Managing Director and Kelly Grattan, PhD, MBA, CFRE, Vice President 
·      AFP Legacy Giving: A Play in Two Acts: Stephen Link
·      Case Study: Taking Your End-of-Year Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign to the Next Level: Matthew Easterwood

Workshop Sessions Track 3: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
·      Achieving the Fundraising Success Trifecta: Effective, Efficient, and Enjoyable: Chad Barger
·      Getting Gifts in Kind Right: Christe Konopitski  
·      Not Another Gala: Creating events that are unique, mission-focused, and able to stand the test of time: Jessie Shappell


For questions, contact Sandra Bieber, executive director, at

Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Sandra Bieber, executive director, at

Please note there is a 2.99% service fee for credit card transactions.
If you would like to send in a check please make all checks payable to AFP Eastern PA Chapter 

P.O. Box 20842
Lehigh Valley, PA  18002
DeSales University
2755 Station Ave
Center Valley, PA 18034

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