The 2020 Nonprofit-Business Leadership Summit

Gaining & Keeping

Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships in Challenging Times

Save the Date, Tuesday, November 17th, for this important event …

Livestreamed from the Franklin Institute, 9-11am.

Exclusively for Nonprofit Affiliates of the Satell Institute

If you are unable to access the conference, please call or text:
Lori: 610-757-5612 / Lissa: 215-720-5776
Or email

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Speakers and Agenda

Keynote Speaker

Pedro Ramos, President & CEO, Philadelphia Foundation, one of the first community foundations in the nation. Pedro has spent his career guiding organizations through critical inflection points and redefining how those organizations support and communicate with the communities they serve. He is a collaborative leader with a proven track record of forging next-level partnerships in his roles serving and leading legal, business, government and nonprofit organizations in the region. His thoughts on developing powerful nonprofit-business partnerships are vital and valuable at this important time.

A Panel Discussion with Five Outstanding CSR Practitioners:

All Top Business and Foundation Executives

Win-Win Partnering During Challenging Times

Jim F. Dever, Jr., Philadelphia Market President & Global Commercial Banking Market Executive, brings perspective gained in his role helping individuals, families and businesses meet their financial needs and as lead of the bank’s local community engagement work.

Dan Koval, Global Corporate Initiatives Manager, shares his experiences managing corporate giving and community outreach all around the globe.

Michael J. Van Wagner, Vice President of Public Affairs, NJM Insurance, speaks to service, integrity and financial stewardship learned in his leadership role in corporate giving.

Romona Riscoe Benson, Director – Corporate and Community Relations, PECO, addresses her experiences gained forging regional partnerships with nonprofits for community impact.

Pedro Ramos, President & CEO, Philadelphia Foundation, contributes takeaways from his own experiences gained through years of creating and navigating public/private partnerships to create maximum benefit for all.

Moderator: Sharmain Matlock Turner, President and CEO, Urban Affairs Coalition. The Urban Affairs Coalition unites government, business, neighborhoods, and individual initiative to improve the quality of life in the region. Turner is a stellar leader and pillar of the Philadelphia community, having founded the twenty one-year-old West Oak Lane Charter School and serving on numerous boards. Dedicated to social impact, Ms. Matlock-Turner has received many awards including the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Diversity and Inclusion Award and the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO Award.

Lorina Marshall-Black, President, IBX Foundation

Summit Leadership Chairs:

Lorina Marshall-Blake, President, Independence Blue Cross Foundation

Kevin Duffy, President, Tozour Energy

Committee Members:
Casey Satell, Director of Institutional Giving, Franklin Institute
Catherine M. Cahill, CEO, The Mann Center
Craig Snyder, CEO, Indigo Global Corporation
Frank Cervone, Executive Director, Support Center for Child Advocates
Joe Spause, VP, Danella Companies
Larry Dubinski, CEO, Franklin Institute
Loree D. Jones, CEO, Philabundance
Michael Barron, Executive Director, Get In The Game
Michael Van Wagner, VP Public Affairs, NJM Insurance Group
Morey Goldberg, CEO, Rose Glen
Phil Jaurigue, CEO, Sabre Systems
Romona Riscoe Benson, Director, Corporate and Community Relations, PECO
Tom Caramanico, President, McCormick Taylor

At the event’s conclusion, we’d love to hear your thoughts about today’s CEO Conference.
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The Satell Institute would like to thank the Franklin Institute for hosting.

Our Honored Attendees

“The Satell Institute is bringing like-minded people together to spread a message that nonprofits frankly need right now. The problems that we are trying to solve are getting bigger and bigger and the resources are getting smaller and smaller. What Ed Satell and the Satell Institute are trying to do is create ambassadors and champions who are of influence and who can get more people off the sidelines to really get involved in helping us to solve these issues.”
Marcus Allen
CEO, Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Here is what past participants have said about the Candid CEO Idea Exchange

The breakout sessions at the conference capture the essence of the Satell Institute.  For me, they provide a unique opportunity for leaders to share ideas, learn from each other and explore the potential for collaboration as we strive to address the most critical issues facing our communities and our companies.

John L. Walsh, CEO, UGI Companies 


Where else can you network with nearly 200 CEOs and learn best practices about corporate philanthropy? Satell Institute is so unique and so powerful for our community.

Marc Brownstein, President & CEO, Brownstein Group


While I was certainly aware of the Satell Institute, it wasn’t until I attended their CEO Conference as a guest that I was truly blown away by the caliber of the CEOs involved. I signed up on the spot. I have a decent amount of years ahead of me in my career, and I feel like it’s important to never stop learning. I also believe that in order to do big things, you have to partner together to have a greater impact.
Dan Tropeano, CEO United Healthcare PA & NJ


It was great for me to be around other leaders and to hear their philosophies about why they give and how they live.  I had never run an organization this size before, and it was great being around other CEOs who care and have the heart to do something positive.

Travis Rhodes, Regional President, Truist


If you want to make a difference and an impact in your community, these members are already doing it and it’s a great place to hear about how they’ve done it. Just being in the same room with those people is inspiring. It’s a place where people understand that to get anything done in the community, you need the money and insight from the private sector.

Tom Caramanico, President, McCormick Taylor


The Satell CEO Breakouts are a real highlight of our conference as they allow business leaders to share ideas and issues that they deal with daily.  Given the current obstacles impacting business and our region today, I’m looking forward to collaborating with other leaders so we can come together to speed up the recovery process, while helping to strengthen our non-profits that are so critical to our region.  

Robert J. Keyes, President & CEO, Image Studios


As we work to ensure that the promise of the American Revolution endures, our success depends on collaboration with corporate and foundation leaders who understand that healthy, strong and engaged communities are good for business and for people. The Satell Institute is such a powerful and effective force for bringing nonprofit and for-profit enterprise together. There could be no better example of how 1 + 1 can equal 3.

Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, CEO, The Museum of the American Revolution


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