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Panel Discussion: How to be an Effective Board Member

Date:April 21, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Lerner Hall, 5th Floor
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Oraia by sending email to or2202@columbia.edu .

Are you interested in leveraging your skills to serve on a nonprofit Board of Directors? Passionate about causes in your community, but uncertain what Board Members actually do? Want to help your favorite NGO, while gaining leadership experience, but not sure where to start?

Please join us for a dynamic panel discussion on the important role of the Board of Directors, with strategies for how you can become an effective Board Member, advisor or supporter.

This informative panel discussion will highlight the work of prominent local and international leaders in philanthropy, LGBTQ advocacy, community organizing, social media and the arts. The panel will be followed by Q+A and networking. Panelists include:

Jarrett Lucas, Executive Director of Stonewall Community Foundation
and Astraea Foundation Board Member

N. Jerin Arifa
, Board Member of National Organization for Women and Board Member of the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute


Todd Lester, founding Executive Director of freeDimensional; lead instigator of Lanchonete.org

Tracy Hobson, Executive Director of The Center for Anti-Violence Education

Opening remarks will be made by Oraia Reid, GS '16 and founder of several grassroots organizations
. The panel will be moderated by Shelley Fischel, '77 and Board Member at Point Foundation.

Sponsored by Center for Career Education, General Studies Student Council and Cluster Q

If you have any questions about the event, or to add the names of non-CU affiliates to the guest list (as requested by Lerner security), please email Oraia at or2202@columbia.edu

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