Local nonprofit funders from the corporate sector will be sharing their insights with AFP-GLAC President, Yvette Herrera, CFRE, Vice President, Netzel Grigsby Associates. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions.
Mark Goldrup, Co-President of the LA Marriott Business Council (LA MBC), and General Manager for the Westin LAX hotel
I worked for The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey from 1995-2000 and then transferred over to run the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities Bridges program in Los Angeles. I ran the program until 2009. Because of my connection to the hotel side, I was able to bring many resources to our program through these relationships. They even let me sit on the LA MBC - no other Bridges Director was ever invited, and none have since.
Marriott's Spirit to Serve is a program that is global throughout all of their brands. It includes volunteerism, fundraising, employee giving, the ability for guests to donate their points, and more. Looking on the web, it appears that the program has evolved into one called Serve 360. In each of Marriott's larger markets, they have a Business Council that is made up of all the General Managers in that region. One of the tasks that they are charged with is ensuring that they support the community.
Justine D. Gonzalez, Wells Fargo Foundation
Justine is a Vice President and Sr. Social Impact & Sustainability Specialist at Wells Fargo covering the Greater Los Angeles and Orange County region. Her work includes managing community engagement and philanthropic initiatives in the areas of housing & homelessness, small business growth, financial health, and environmental sustainability. Recent Wells Fargo initiatives include the Open For Business Fund, committed to providing $420 million to support minority owned small businesses, and Wells Fargo Builds, a collaboration with Habitat for Humanity to leverage employees to help build houses for first-time homeowners.
Justine joined Wells Fargo in 2019. Previously she managed corporate social responsibility for brands including Fiji Water, JUSTIN Wine, and The Wonderful Company. Justine started her career working in international development as a project manager for USAID programs in Afghanistan and Moldova.
Justine currently serves on the board of the Downtown Women’s Center and is passionate about civic engagement, sustainable living, and organizations supporting women. Justine holds a Master of Public Administration from the USC Price School of Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in International Relations from Claremont McKenna College.
*More Funders to be announced.
Pre-approved for 1 CE by CFRE International.
Morning Session: Fundraising Speed Mentoring
Meet with and learn from experts representing a broad range of specialties including Major Gifts Donor Relationships and Retention, Planned Giving, Events, Corporate Sponsorships/Partnerships, Grant Writing, Volunteer/Board Management, Marketing / Communications, and Foundation Relations.
Facilitated by Carter Calhoun. Meet with:
- Liz Birlet, Consultant, The Giving Collaborative, Strategic and Campaign Planning
- Yuri Casco, CFRE, Manager, Adventist Health White Memorial Charitable Foundation – Annual Giving Programs, Planned Giving, Board/Volunteer Relationships
- Mike Driebe, MSLM, CFRE, President, Methodist Hospital Foundation – Career Development
- Lupita Garza, CFRE, Senior Major Gifts Officer, Adventist Health White Memorial Charitable Foundation – major gifts, corporate sponsorships and partnerships
- Yvette Herrera, CFRE, Vice President, Netzel Grigsby Associates – capital campaigns, volunteer management, marketing & communications, and executive search
- Genevieve Riutort, Deputy Director and Chief Development Officer, Westside Food Bank
- Karen Schneider, Vice President of Development, Partners in Care Foundation – Board Management, Stewardship
- Mitch Harmatz, Consultant – Deepening donor relationships
- Lisa Baxter, AFP-GLAC President-Elect
Pre-approved for 1 CE by CFRE International