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UB to Sponsor Women in Philanthropy Seminar on May 18

Release Date: May 11, 2004

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Division of University Advancement will sponsor a Women in Philanthropy Seminar to be held from 12:30-2 p.m. May 18 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

The program will look at topics of critical importance to women involved in fund-raising efforts in higher education and throughout the nonprofit sector.

Keynote speaker will be Sondra Shaw-Hardy, JD, a nationally recognized authority on the women's philanthropy movement.

Advancing women's involvement in philanthropy has been a personal focus throughout Shaw-Hardy's 22-year career working in development, management, legislative office, adult education and public relations.

President of the Women's Resource Center and co-chair of the Three Generations Circle of Women Givers in Traverse City, Michigan, Shaw-Hardy teaches fund raising at Northwestern Michigan College, where she was a co-founder of a nonprofit certification program. In addition, she has served as an elected official and has extensive experience in fund raising in Michigan, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C.

She is co-author of "Reinventing Fundraising: Realizing the Potential of Women's Philanthropy," and has written articles about women's giving that have appeared in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Journal of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives and New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising. Her research about women and philanthropy has been reported nationally in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Family Circle, Health and others.

For more information on the seminar, call 645-2925 or email sysell@buffalo.edu.

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