Mayor Kathy Sheehan – City of Albany
Brian Cody – 107.7 WGNA
Heather Kovar – CBS 6
Ric Orlando – New World Cooking
Skills-Based Volunteering – 12:30pm
A Discussion about the HUGE impact of professionals who serve.
Serve Albany has identified one of the biggest needs of non-profits is for volunteers who can utilize their professional expertise in publicity, design, business strategy, finance, and other specialized skills. We will be facilitating a panel discussion about the impact these volunteers have on nonprofits as well as the benefits to the professionals themselves.
Presented by The United Way and The Times Union
Gary H. Striar – Regional Chief Executive Officer – American Red Cross
Carolyn Grosvenor, MD, MPH – Albany VA Medical Center and University at Albany
Charmaine Ushkow – Director of Community Engagement – Times Union
Kathy Lanni – Chief Community Officer – SEFCU
Why is Volunteering so White: A Discussion about Race and Volunteering – 2:00pm
Albany is 45% People of Color, 30% African American, yet many of the volunteers roles are filled with white people. Join us for an important conversation on the importance of adding diversity to serving our city.
Presented by Citizens Action
Superintendent Adams – Albany Schools
Paul Collins – Hacket (Batman) – Pulse
Debra Fagans – Wizard’s Waredrobe
Clyanna Lightbourn – Citizens Action
Jessica Wayde Coles – Power Breakfast
Alfredo Medina, Jr. – UAlbany