October 16th - Female Philanthropists: Leaders and Deciders

  • October 16, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Centre Club, 123 South Westshore Blvd, Tampa FL 33609
  • 20


Female Philanthropists: Leaders and Deciders


Ellen Hirsch de Haan, Esq.                          Nora Gunn, CFRE                     Alissa Fischel


        Robin Moch, CIC                                                            Moderator: Cami Gibertini 

Tuesday - October 16, 2018

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Doors open at 11:30 AM

11:00 Membership Orientation
11:30 Networking
11:45 Announcements
12:00 Program

Did you know that women-centric giving societies make up 48.5% of all philanthropic giving? Women are becoming the family decision makers on philanthropic giving and are more likely than men to want to learn about impact investing.  Join us for a panel discussion on what motivates female donors to give, how they give, and how to engage them. Topics will include women's giving circles and societies.  
  • Participants will learn how female philanthropy impacts overall giving
  • Participants will learn about donor motivation and engagement
  • Participants will hear from development professionals who are successfully facilitating women's giving societies and how/why they are successful

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    Regular Meal: 

    Boursin-Stuffed Airline Chicken Breast with Fresh Herb Demi Glace
    Chef's Selection of Starch and Vegetable

    Vegetarian & Gluten Free Meal: 

    Spinach & Artichoke Ravioli Sage & Lemon Brown Butter, Topped with Shaved Parmesan

    PLEASE NOTE: Once a meal choice has been made, it CANNOT be changed the day of at the luncheon.  Food service has been extremely delayed at the past few meetings for a number of our guests due to attendees changing their meal or sending their meal back for changes. 

    Applied for 1 hour CFRE Credit


    $25.00 for Members

    $40.00 for Guests

    Payments may be paid in advance or at the door.  Reservations after 12 PM on the Friday before the meeting, and walk-ins, are charged $40 at the door.  No shows will be billed. 

    Cami Gibertini, Senior Vice President Valley National Bank, Director of Women In Business

    Mrs. Gibertini is the Senior Vice President Director of Women In Business formerly known as Women Entrepreneurs, a women’s program for female business professionals that the bank launched in 2016. Mrs. Gibertini was one of the creators of this women’s initiative and her leadership is instrumental in the program’s success.  She is responsible for the WE program in the 4 states at Valley (Florida, Alabama, New York & New Jersey).

    Mrs. Gibertini has more than 28 years of retail banking experience in various leadership roles within a few institutions in the Tampa Bay market. With deep ties to the Brandon community, Mrs. Gibertini joined USAmeriBank, now Valley National Bank in 2008 to lead the bank’s Brandon retail branch, which was consistently a market leader in deposit growth, loan production and sales and service under her leadership.

    Mrs. Gibertini holds banking certifications from the ABA’s Stonier Graduate Banking School at the University of Pennsylvania with a Warton Business School Certificate of Achievement. The University of Florida’s Florida School of Banking and University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Graduate School of Retail Banking. She also attended University of Central Florida’s RMA Commercial Lending School. She’s currently in the Rutgers Executive Leadership program with Valley’s “Leaders In Action” with an anticipated completion date in early 2019.

    An active member of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Mrs. Gibertini most recently served as chairwoman for 2016. In addition to her involvement with the Brandon Chamber, Mrs. Gibertini is a graduate and past alumni chair of Leadership Brandon, a graduate of Leadership Tampa and Leadership Tampa Bay and a past president and current Treasurer of ECHO (Emergency Care Health Organization) of Brandon. In 2011, she was the Honorary Mayor of Brandon. Mrs. Gibertini serves on the Advisory Board for the Centre for Women and is also on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida which she serves with great passion and pride.  

    Mrs. Gibertini and her husband Scott live in Brandon where they raised their two children, Haley and Ryan.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, working out, fine dining, going to movies, and spending time with her best girlfriends.

    Ellen Hirsch de Haan, Esq., Wetherington Hamilton P.A.

    As a partner with Wetherington Hamilton P.A., Ms. de Haan specializes in the practice of Community Association Law, representing condominium, cooperative, timeshare, mobile home and homeowner associations.

    Ms. de Haan is the author of many works covering a wide variety of publications.  They include: A Place to Age – The Retirement Generation in Community AssociationsElephants, Aardvarks and MeBoomer Shock: Preparing Communities for the Retirement GenerationSelf-Management: A Guide for the Small Community Association, “Litigation Involving the Developer, Homeowners’ Associations, and Lenders,” and "Aging in Place - The Development of Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities" published in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Community Association Law.  

    She lectures, teaches and speaks throughout Florida, nationally and internationally at conferences, professional meetings, and colleges and universities, as well as the National Community Association Law Seminar, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, ARDA-Florida & Suncoast Community Associations Institute Resort Management Seminars, University of Miami Condominium and Cluster Law Institute, and CAI National Conferences.  Topics include: Aging in Place; Kinder and Gentler Covenant Enforcement; Federal Fair Housing Act Issues; “Working with Difficult People,” “Stress Management,” “Avoiding Burnout,” “Leadership” and “Trends in Community Associations for the 21st Century.”

    Nora Gunn, CFRE 

    Mrs. Gunn, a native Floridian, has more than 20 years of professional fund development and marketing experience specializing in health care, the arts and social welfare.

    Nora is passionate about her career in not-for-profit management, working with both small and large organizations such as Morton Plant Mease Foundation, the Watson Clinic and the Tampa Bay History Center.  In her current role as Vice President for St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation, she secures, manages and stewards philanthropic support for a 1291-bed, community-focused health care system which operates five hospitals in Tampa Bay. Collectively, Nora has raised tens of millions of dollars for organizations while serving her community as a dedicated volunteer.

    She is a St. Elizabeth Mission Society Board Member, Past President of the Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, former Chair of National Philanthropy Day®, member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, alumnus of Leadership Pinellas, and former Safety Harbor Chamber Board Member. She is a Sustainer of the Junior League of Tampa, and recipient of the Financial Award from the Clearwater-Dunedin League in 2005.

    Nora graduated from Eckerd College with a degree in Business Management and holds a Capital Campaigns certificate from the University of Wisconsin’s Madison Institute. She achieved confirmation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) in 2008.

    In her personal time, Nora loves to read, travel with her husband, Michal, and spoil her rescue pup, Nico.

    Robin Moch, CIC

    Robin joined M.E. Wilson in 2005 and brings a variety of insurance and risk management experience to the agency and her clients.  Robin grew up in a Chicago suburb and attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.  She crafted her own major in the Independent Plans of Study program and focused on business/restaurant management and psychology.

    Robin began her insurance career in 1988 handling, then managing, auto and liability claims for Farmers Insurance in California.  After moving to Tampa in 1992, she created, managed and grew a general liability third party administration division at DavisBaldwin (now USI) for several clients including Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Shells and Discount Auto Parts.

    Robin’s claims management and loss control background give her a unique and advantageous perspective when managing her clients’ exposures and analyzing coverage.  She has focused heavily on loss control and workers’ compensation.  Strong involvement in these areas has helped her clients to reduce their claims frequency and achieve lower experience modification factors, thus reducing premium.  Her attention to detail and communication skills enable her to be part of her clients’ teams and a trusted advisor in all areas of risk management.

    She earned her CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation in 2008 and also completed the coursework to receive the CWCP (Certified Workers’ Compensation Professional) designation in 2006.

    Robin works with many not-for-profits as their agent and also sits on the board for CAN Community Health and will return to the Nonprofit Leadership Center board in 2019 after terming out in 2018.  She is a member of the Crisis Center’s Women in Action, the SPCA of Tampa Bay’s 1,000 Bitches, The Spring of Tampa Bay’s Women’s Giving Club and LifePath Hospice’s Women in Philanthropy.  She also supports many other not-for profit organizations.  Robin is a fitness enthusiast and a boater.  She and her wife live near downtown Tampa on the historic Hillsborough River.

    Alissa Fischel

    Alissa Fischel is the Chief Development Officer of the Tampa JCCs & Federation, a local non-profit agency that is the umbrella organization of the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, the JCC on the Cohn Campus, two JCC preschools, the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator and Weinberg Village Assisted Living Residences. Alissa oversees the fundraising and marketing departments for the organization; spearheading the annual and capital campaigns, and all giving societies including the Women’s Philanthropy Division.

    Alissa earned a doctorate degree in psychology and prior to her work at the JCCs & Federation, was the Director of Clinical Services for a private psychiatric facility in Davie, Florida. Outside of her involvement within the Jewish professional community, she and her husband have four children that keep them both busy.

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