Events

Upcoming Events

Catholic Executive Breakfast: An Inspirational Presentation by Rev. Rob Hagan, O.S.A.

October 18th, 2019

Join us for a faith-filled morning featuring Villanova Basketball Team Chaplain, Fr. Rob Hagan.

As the chaplain for NCAA national championship Villanova Wildcats, Fr. Hagan understands that in life, perspective is everything; it can change the way we see ourselves and the world around us.

Join Catholic Executives from across the entire Delaware Valley for a morning of empowerment with Fr. Hagan!

 

 

October 18, 2019 | 7:00 - 9:00 AM

Union League of Philadelphia, Lincoln Hall

140 S Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102 

To register for this event, please click here.

2019 Women in Philanthropy Forum

October 22nd, 2019

Join us for our fourth annual Women in Philanthropy Forum! Back by popular demand, this year's event format will feature a panel discussion and Q&A with some of the region's most influential female business leaders and philanthropists. This year's panel will feature:

Irene Hannan - President, Faith in the Future Foundation

Linda McDonough - Founder, 50 Words LLC and President of the Catholic Charities Appeal Board

Theresa Murtagh, Esq. - President, Catholic Philopatrian Society and member of the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Board of Trustees

Dr. Laura Sicola (moderator) - Founder, Vocal Impact Productions and Chair of the CFGP Executive Advisory Committee

 

Additional details for this year's event are below.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Drexelbrook Special Events Center
4700 Drexelbrook Drive, Drexel Hill, PA

Networking breakfast from 8:30 AM - 10 AM
Event programming from 10 AM - 11:30 AM

To register for this year's event, please click here.

 

Past Events

2019

CFGP Fundraiser's Forum

May 23rd, 2019

Our spring Fundraiser's Forum featured a panel of development experts who provided insight into key factors impacting volunteer management, stewardship, grant and foundation relations, alumni relations and more. Our panelists included:

  • Rob Weinstein, Vice President of Development, Gesu School
  • Marty Farrell, Director of Development and Community Relations, St. John’s Hospice
  • Christina Haciski, Director of Advancement, St. Mary Interparochial School

 

CFGP and Rothman Orthopaedics Spring Health Care Forum: Pain Management and the Opioid Crisis

May 1st, 2019

This event brought together health care practitioners and executives from our area who are regularly impacted by the opioid crisis. Our speakers shared their thoughts on pain management and patients with addiction. Guest speakers included:

Dr. Asif M. Ilyas, President, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Foundation for Opioid Research & Education

Dr. Nicholas Tenaglia, Board Chairman and CEO of the Progressions Companies and Malvern Institute

Dr. Alexander Vaccaro, President, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

Mr. Geoff Botak, Malvern Institute

 

2018

Fall Philanthropic Workshop Series: Website Best Practices and Prioritizing Your Development Efforts

November 7th, 2018

Gillespie Group's Vice President, Mike Gillespie, Jr. and CFGP's Associate Director of Mission Advancement Services, Emily Gambino, discussed web design and content marketing for nonprofits and gave effective and efficient tips to prioritizing development goals.

 

 

 

 

 

Women in Philanthropy Luncheon

October 16th, 2018

This annual luncheon celebrates women leaders who inspire others in philanthropy and faith. Women in Philanthropy 2018 honored Dr. Rosalie M. Mirenda, President Emeritus of Neumann University with the Love in Action Award. The Love in Action Award is given to a female leader and philanthropist who has bettered her community through her love of the Faith and dedication to service. Women in Philanthropy 2018 also featured guest speakers from the first beneficiary organization of CFGP’s Women in Philanthropy Leadership Fund, the Gianna Center of Philadelphia.

 

Spring Philanthropic Workshop Series: Navigating the New Tax Law and the Future of Planned Giving

May 22nd, 2018

CFGP’s Planned Giving and Development Officer, Ms. Kelly Diaz-Albertini, Esq., informed workshop attendees of what to expect from the new tax law, evaluating the challenges and opportunities in ‘The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.’ Ms. Diaz-Albertini also hosted a segment on the future of planned giving where she discussed development strategies and the role of professional advisors to help create a planned gift pipeline.

 

 

Catholic Athletes for Christ Philadelphia Kick-Off

May 17th, 2018

Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC), a nationally recognized nonprofit that helps Catholic athletes share the Gospel through athletics, officially launched in Philadelphia in May of 2018. To celebrate their arrival, CAC worked with CFGP to host a kick-off celebration, attended by local, Archdiocesan athletes and their families. Event highlights also included the appearances of special guests Jason Avant (former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver), Dwight Gooden (former Major League Baseball pitcher), Bernie Parent (former Philadelphia Flyers goal tender) and the Phillie Phanatic!

 

2017

Fall Philanthropic Workshop Series: Donor Centricity

November 9th, 2017

CFGP’s Fall 2017 Philanthropic Workshop Series focused on donor centricity and mission-driven fundraising and development strategies. CFGP’s Emily Gambino, Associate Director of Mission Advancement Services, and Joanne Beck, Marketing Manager, returned as our guest speakers.

 

 

 

 

Women in Philanthropy Forum

October 18th, 2017

Women in Philanthropy 2017 brought in expert panelists who revealed the future of philanthropy in the hands of Millennials, and how to inspire new generations to engage in charity. Our guest panelists from the forum included:

  • Pat Ciarrocchi: Former CBS 3 Anchor (moderator)
  • Sister Donna Shallo, IHM: Former President of Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls
  • Jacki Delaney: Chair of the Archbishop’s Benefit for Children (ABC)
  • Joanna Bowen: Director of the Augustinian Volunteers

 

 

Spring Philanthropic Workshop Series: Grant Writing and the CFGP Grant Application Process

May 17th, 2017

CFGP’s Spring Philanthropic Workshop Series discussed the basics of writing grant proposals, what foundations look for when reviewing applications, and best practices when working with potential funders. Speakers included Ms. Emily Gambino, Manager of Mission Advancement Services for CFGP, Mrs. Joanne Beck, Marketing Manager for CFGP (pictured), and Mr. David Chiles, Executive Director of Providence Center.

 

 

 

2016

Fall Philanthropic Workshop: Online Giving Overview & Parish Data Systems (PDS) Software Training

November 15th, 2016

CFGP’s Fall Philanthropic Workshop Series featured a segment with Ms. Emily Gambino, Manager of Mission Advancement Services at CFGP (pictured), where she discussed the importance of online giving. Ms. Amy Mensch of R&S Design Computer Services was also a guest speaker and explored the reporting capabilities of Church Office, a part of the Parish Data Systems (PDS) software.

 

Women in Philanthropy Forum

September 29th, 2016

CFGP’s inaugural Women in Philanthropy Forum brought 160 guests together to network and listen to influential guest speakers, inlcuding:

  • Barbara Henkels, founder of the Regina Academies
  • Sandra Baldino, founder of the Generocity Community Alliance
  • Betsy Courtney, Chief Development Officer at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School
  • Catherine Klein, Cheshire Nonprofit Law (moderator)

The speakers answered questions that covered best practices for attracting donors of different ages and giving levels and how to excel in a career in philanthropy.

Spring 2016 Philanthropic Workshop Series

May 11th, 2016

Our Spring 2016 Philanthropic Workshop Series focused on two development topics:

  • Engaging your Board members and volunteers - Presenters included: Sara P. Marks, Director of Franciscan Volunteers, the Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia
  • Developing and Implementing a Strategic Fundraising Plan - Presenters included: Sarah O. Hanley, Director of Development and Fundraising Services, CFGP (pictured), and Mike Gillespie, Jr., VP of Client Services, Gillespie Group.