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Bay Path College to host Philanthropy Breakfast

LONGMEADOW "Fundraising in These New Economic Times Lessons from the Field" is the focus of the upcoming Hot Topics in Philanthropy Breakfast hosted by Bay Path College and the MS in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy degree program. The breakfast is scheduled for Jan. 9 at 7:30 a.m. in the Blake Student Commons on the Longmeadow campus. The philanthropic landscape has changed in recent times, and fundraisers around the country are watching the markets closely and wondering how these economic times might impact their current and future fundraising results. The Hot Topics in Philanthropy Breakfast will offer information on the current economy's impact on fundraising and philanthropy, how to best respond, new approaches to fundraising and philanthropy, applying best practices to fundraising during difficult financial times and altering fundraising strategies. Bay Path College Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy Melissa Morriss-Olson will deliver the opening address, which will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by A. Rima Dael, MS, assistant professor of Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy at Bay Path. The panel will feature Dr. Morriss-Olson, Mark J. Drozdowski, EdD, consultant and Executive in Residence at Bay Path College; Kristin Leutz, MS, Director of Development at the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts; Deborah Kaplan Polivy, PhD, consultant in fund development and board management; and Abbie J. von Schlegell, CFRE, Principal of A. von Schlegell & Co. The breakfast is free, but registration is necessary. To register, visit www.baypath.edu or call (800) 782-7284 ext. 1056. For more information about upcoming Bay Path College events, visit www.baypath.edu.

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