Starting a Corporate and Foundation Relations Department on a Budget

When:  Mar 19, 2024 from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  AFP NY, Long Island

Learn how Ben Maltz of Northwell Health and Jim Sheridan of Catholic Health Services grew startup CFR programs into multi-million dollar revenue channels in 24 months. They will share their experiences and strategies for building strategic relationships with some of America’s largest corporations and foundations.

Are you interested in diversifying your fundraising program away from special events and direct mail appeals? Are you interested in applying for grants that directly fund your organization’s programs? Then our “Starting a Corporate and Foundation Relations Department on a Budget” educational session might be right for you. 

This session will focus on helping smaller nonprofits build their own CFR program on a limited budget. The program will provide insights on evaluating whether making an investment in Corporate and Foundation Relations is right for you, the most effective way to develop compelling grant proposals, and how to identify funding opportunities on Long Island.

The session will examine the startup phase of a new CFR program and what is important to focus on in the first 12-24 months.

Meet our speakers:

Jim Sheridan, MBA, Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP)
Executive Director of Development-Foundation Relations
Catholic Health Services  of Long Island

Jim Sheridan has over 20 years of experience specializing in major and principal gifts fundraising in the healthcare sector. Since 2021, he is the Executive Director of Development with a focus on Foundation Relations at Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Jim has led successful fundraising teams at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. Jim has his undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University, MBA from Fordham University and a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy credential from the American College for Financial Services. Jim and his wife are long-time residents of Wantagh and he is the proud and very busy dad of two teenage daughters.

Benjamin A. Maltz
AVP, Corporate and Foundation Giving
Northwell Health 

Ben Maltz is charged with advancing institutional philanthropic investment in Northwell Health, the largest healthcare system in New York State with 21 hospitals and more than 900 outpatient facilities. In this role he leads a team of development professionals that raises in excess of $13 million annually for capital, clinical, research, educational, and community-driven priorities across the Northwell health footprint. Before joining the Northwell Health, Mr. Maltz served as Associate Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations with Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY. His professional history includes nearly 20 years of experience in corporate and foundation development.
Mr. Maltz received his undergraduate degree in Human Development from Cornell University. He is a member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, a past AHP 40 Under 40 Winner, an educator at the Northwell Health Center for Learning and Innovation, and a founding member of the Northwell Health Grants Governance Committee.



Catholic Health Services
245 Old Country Road
First Floor Main Conference Room
Melville, NY 11747


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