6th Annual Impact Forum & 10th Anniversary Celebration

NetworkPeninsula will hold its 6th Annual Impact Forum on Thursday, December 7 at Legacy Hall in Williamsburg, from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. This year, NetworkPeninsula revisits the topic of its very first Forum in 2012, "The Changing Role of Corporate Philanthropy." Held after the Recession and at a time when nonprofits were struggling to survive, a panel of corporate leaders shared how their giving strategies changed post-Recession as local businesses faced their own challenges to remain profitable. This year, a Panel of senior business executives will discuss how their own corporate giving strategies have continued to evolve since then, becoming more hands on, employee centered, service oriented, and impact focused. Panelists include:

· Victor Branch, Bank of America, Senior VP, Enterprise Business and Community Engagement
· Melissa Hazelwood, Ferguson Enterprises, Manager, Ferguson Cares
· Charlie Marcotte, American Pride Automotive, Owner
· Tom Cosgrove, Newport News Shipbuilding, Mgr, Corporate Citizenship & Government Relations

Panel presentations will be followed by round table discussions and sharing and discussion among the group as a whole. The Forum will be moderated by Terry Shannon, Executive Director of the Mason School of Business Executive Partner's Program at William & Mary.

NetworkPeninsula's Annual Impact Forums bring together nonprofit leaders, community leaders, and senior-level decision makers from the public and private sectors to discuss emerging issues in the region. Presentations and round-table discussions serve to identify the impact of these issues in our work and in the community at large. In 2016, our Forum welcomed more than 70 participants representing nonprofits, businesses, higher educational institutions, civic and faith-based groups, and government leaders from across the Peninsula.

Cost for this event is $25 and includes a catered lunch. To register: networkpeninsula.org/forum17

This Forum will also serve as a celebration of 10 years of serving local nonprofits! Founded as NetworkWilliamsburg in 2007, the nonprofit expanded to NetworkPeninsula in 2014 and now serves more than 250 local nonprofits through continuing education, board training, networking, and information sharing.

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