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Tuesday, May 24

10 a.m. College Union

Manchester College seminar helps

fundraisers challenge the gender status quo

More than 71 percent of moms of children under 18 are in the workforce. More than 60 percent of college degrees awarded in the United States go to women. There’s more: U.S. women business owners are more likely than male entrepreneurs to volunteer and urge their employees to volunteer.

Non-profit fundraisers and their board members will get tips on how to help women realize their philanthropic power at “Challenging the Status Quo,” a morning program Tuesday, May 24 at Manchester College.

This free, close-to-home seminar on the North Manchester campus is popular among area not-for-profit organizations, says Louise Jackson, Manchester director of development and women’s philanthropy, noting “non-profits often have limited funds for continued education and development in their field.” The program is sponsored by The Jo Young Switzer Fund, supported by women philanthropists. Switzer is the first female president of Manchester College.

Andrea Pactor

Again this year, the seminar presenter is Andrea Pactor, associate director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute of The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Pactor has worked with arts, education and faith-based organizations for more than 25 years, including with the Jewish Community Center in Indianapolis, the Herron School of Art and the Indiana Arts Commission.

The morning event begins at 10 a.m. in the College Union of the North Manchester campus, about 45 minutes west of Fort Wayne. Registration is required, online at or call 260-982-5218.

April 2011

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