Luncheon Series: "Meet the Executives" Speed Networking

When:  Mar 13, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM (ET)
Associated with  AFP, Western New York Chapter
"Meet the Executives" Speed NetworkingMeet the Execs on March 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 13 - 11:30am to 1:15pm

Special Location: University at Buffalo, Center for Tomorrow
Near Flint and Maple Roads, Getzville, NY 14228 | get directions
Ample on-site parking available

In March we're giving you another chance to interact in this popular format by recreating the “Meet The Execs” session from our Annual Conference - in a luncheon program! Plan to join us at the UB Center for Tomorrow for this special afternoon of roundtable discussions with some of our area’s top development professionals. No matter your area of focus or interest, there will be something for everyone! Topics of discussion will include Major Gifts, Campaigns, Donor Relations, Events, Grants, and Planned Giving.

Table Hosts: (as of 2/22/19)
  • Guy Tomassi – Major and Planned Gifts Officer at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Lynsey Zimdahl Weaver – Executive Director at Kevin Guest House

  • Rodney Grabowski – Vice President for University Advancement at the University at Buffalo

  • Peter Lewis Gabak – Director of Development at the Buffalo Museum of Science

  • Pamela Witter – Vice President for Development and Community Engagement at Trocaire College

  • Andrew Gaerte – Director of Client Relations for the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

  • Justin Johnston – Assistant Vice President for College Advancement at SUNY Geneseo

  • Ben Marchione – Regional Director of Buffalo for Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York

  • David Zapfel – President/CEO of Gerard Place
11:30 a.m. Check-in and lunch - arrive early for first pick of the topics!
11:50 a.m. Welcome and introductions
12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. Lunch and first roundtable
12:25 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Second roundtable
12:50 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. Third roundtable
1:15 p.m. Conclusion


University at Buffalo, Center for Tomorrow
Off Flint Road, near Maple Road
Getzville, NY 14228
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Chapter Manager, Kathryn Washburn