Strategic Partnerships and Mergers for Nonprofits

Roundtable onStrategic Partnerships and Mergers for Nonprofits.

Thursday, November 3, 12:30-2 pm, Academy of Natural Sciences (the Darwin Room), 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.  George Gephart (Yale ’75; MBA Wharton ’79), President and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences, will discuss the hows and whys of the successful 2012 merger he orchestrated between the Academy and Drexel University, and help us explore whether and how mergers and strategic partnerships can strengthen our own nonprofits’ mission capability, governance structure, and financial stability.

You’re warmly invited to join fellow Philadelphia-area alums and friends of Yale for YANA-Philadelphia’s November Roundtable on Strategic Partnerships and Mergers for Nonprofits.

When: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 12:30 to 2:00 PM.
Where: Academy of Natural Sciences (the Darwin Room), 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.
A complimentary light lunch will be provided.
Advance registration is required by October 25th. To register, email: vdoyle@dilksconsulting.com.

Our featured presenter, George Gephart (Yale ’75; MBA Wharton ’79), President and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences, will discuss the hows and whys of the successful 2012 merger he orchestrated between the Academy and Drexel University, and help us explore whether and how mergers and strategic partnerships can strengthen our own nonprofits’ mission capability, governance structure, and financial stability. The discussion will include time for you to ask questions, share your own ideas, and make connections with fellow Yalies and friends in the Philadelphia nonprofit community.

George Gephart has led the Academy of Natural Sciences since 2010 and is a trustee and former board chair of Main Line Health System. He has served on numerous other boards, including the Jefferson Health System, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Nature Conservancy, and Natural Lands Trust. He was for 20 years a Senior Managing Director at 1838 Investment Advisors, where he managed the portfolios of major nonprofit organizations and oversaw the company’s equity investment process, and, before that, a Vice President at Scudder Stevens, & Clark in NYC.

Warm thanks to Charlie Dilks, Yale ’63, YANA-Philadelphia’s Roundtable Project Convener, for organizing this wonderful event–and to all the other members of the YANA-Philadelphia Roundtable Project Group for their advice and support!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: email Charlie Dilks: Charles@dilksconsulting.com.
TO REGISTER: email Charlie’s assistant, Vicki Doyle, at vdoyle@dilksconsulting.com, or call her at 215-590-5029. Space is limited.

DIRECTIONS. The Academy is located at 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, a short walk from SEPTA’s Suburban Station.

PARKING. There is metered parking near the Academy. Discounted parking for Academy members: in the LAZ Parking lot at 1815 Cherry Street (bring your member ID, get your parking ticket validated by an Academy cashier, show your ID to the parking attendant at checkout). Discounted parking for non-members if you plan ahead: you must go to the Central Parking Systems website, print out a coupon, bring it with you, park in one of their lots, pay upon parking (credit card only). CPS lots within 1-2 blocks of the Academy are at: 1717 Arch St (entrance 1716 Cherry St) and the Franklin Institute (2200 N. 20th St).

Hope to see you there!
All good wishes,
Caroline Packard, Yale ’81
YANA-Philadelphia Chapter Leader
www.yalenonprofitalliance.org