June Luncheon: Five Must Haves for Your Funder Site Visit

When:  Jun 6, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (PT)

Chapter members Tara Pak and Melissa Khamvongsa will reprise their session from the 2019 AFP International Conference in San Antonio!

Session Summary

Making an impression on a foundation program officer is the last step to securing your funding. Nonprofit agencies both dread and look forward to hosting a funder. Come learn tips and tricks for how to prep for a site visit and make the most of the sit-down meeting.


Melissa Khamvongsa is the Senior Director of Institutional Giving at PATH where she oversees all grants throughout California. Melissa and her team implement long-term strategies and ensure consistent foundation, corporate, and government communication. Melissa has helped PATH identify and maintain new philanthropic relationships that support PATH’s mission of ending homelessness. Melissa has raised over $25 MIL in her career and has her BA from Loyola Marymount University and her MPA from CSU Northridge.

Since joining PATH in 2017, Tara Pak, Director of Grants, leads the agency’s statewide foundation and corporate grant strategy, and oversees Los Angeles’ public-private partnerships and robust government funding. Tara and her team pursue institutional giving opportunities across California, growing and sustaining our mission-driven work. With eight years of experience, Tara has helped raise $19M to support the region’s social sector. She earned her bachelor’s degree in literary journalism from the University of California, Irvine.


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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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