Breakfast, Networking & Educational Series - September 20, 2018

  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • The Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street Providence


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Breakfast, Networking & Educational Series - September 20, 2018 

7:30am - 10:30am The Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street Providence 

Session One: "Zen and the Art of Fundraising" 

Presented by: Alexandra Pia Brovey, JD, LLM  

Join us as we welcome Alexandra Pia Brovey, author of “Zen and the Art of Fundraising- 8 Pillars of Success”.  Zen and the Art of Fundraising guides us in exploring the pillars through a Zen filter. While most of us are expected to pursue more gifts and larger gifts over time, we need to take time to be in the moment – to appreciate each donor, each gift, and each interaction.

Being a good listener, having and showing compassion, being curious and humble, practicing patience, finding your sense of humor, and passing along your knowledge to others are all explored in the context of fundraisers and fundraising.

The ultimate test is working with donors who make a gift, a larger gift, or a repeat gift. The pillars help fundraisers achieve success. They also make the journey an enjoyable and fulfilling one. Please join us and learn more about these 8 key pillars of success – in fundraising as well as life.

One free, signed copy of Ms. Brovey’s book will be given to a lucky winner.  In addition, a limited number of books ($20) will be available for purchase, and Ms. Brovey has offered to sign any books brought to or purchased at the event.


Alexandra Pia Brovey has been a full-time fundraiser and charitable gift planner for almost two decades and an estate planning attorney for twenty-five years. She graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1990 with a BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; Georgetown University Law Center in 1993 with a JD; and University of Miami School of Law in 1995 with an LLM in Estate Planning.

After practicing law full-time for six years, Alex joined Penn State as a planned giving officer where she worked for five years, visiting with alumni and friends around the country. After relocating to New York, Alex worked as Senior Director, Planned and Major Gifts at Pace University and later as Senior Director, Planned Giving at Stony Brook Foundation, before joining Northwell Health Foundation in 2008 as Senior Director, Gift Planning. She currently leads a team that supports twenty-three hospitals, a world-renown research institute and a medical school in the greater New York City metropolitan area.

Alex is a leader in the gift planning community. She joined the Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council before co-founding the Central Pennsylvania Planned Giving Council and serving as Vice President. Upon relocating to New York, Alex joined the Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York, serving in a multitude of leadership roles, culminating in her current roles as President Emeritus and mentor. She is a member of the Charitable Estate Planning Council (Long Island, NY) and a member of the Nassau County (New York) Estate Planning Council.

Please note: The attendance fee for non-members of PPPRI is now $60.

Thank you to our sponsors.



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