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BoardAssist Nonprofit Governance Summit

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Join us for BoardAssist’s Annual Nonprofit Governance Summit – a meeting of some of New York’s most prominent nonprofit board members coming together to discuss nonprofit governance best practices.

Participating panelists include private and public sector industry leaders who are current/historic trustees of distinguished boards such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Landmarks Conservancy, New York City Ballet, Environmental Defense Fund, The Buckley School, Philanthropy New York, and Girls Scouts of the USA, among other boards. From social justice and the arts to education and environmental boards, a wide cross-section of major nonprofit interest areas will be represented.

This is an important first step for the many among you who seek to forge new friendships across the New York nonprofit community.  Making connections between amazing people and terrific nonprofit boards has always been the primary mission of BoardAssist.  Creating new dialogues between our board placements and other high impact nonprofit board trustees makes the whole New York nonprofit community stronger.

The Summit will be a wonderful opportunity for those already sitting on nonprofit boards to learn from other influential board members, as well as a unique way for those considering nonprofit board service to learn more from some of New York’s most impactful board members.

Register here to be with us October 5 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm for a meeting of some of New York’s best nonprofit board minds.

Past BoardAssist placements are invited to join us for free as our small thank you for all that you do.  Email for your PROMO code.

Significant discounts are also available for BoardAssist school and company partners including graduates of Columbia, Georgetown, Harvard, NYU, Penn/Wharton, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale and employees of BCG, Bank of America, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Evercore, General Atlantic, Goldman, Houlihan Lokey, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Neuberger Berman.

Contact us if your school/company is not listed.  The above list is not comprehensive.  First 50 tickets are 50% off.




Name/TitleHistoric/Current Board Affiliations
Justin Abelow

Houlihan Lokey:  Managing Director and Management Committee Member

Buckley School (Board Chair), New York Landmarks Conservancy


Aly Alibhai

Citi:  Managing Director, M&A

Education through Music (Vice Chair)
Anish Batlaw

General Atlantic:  Operating Partner

Avon Products, TPG Wholesale Private Limited, Alinta Holdings
Debjani Bagchi

Deutsche Bank:  Managing Director, Private Wealth Management

Read Alliance
Jeanne Kwong Bickford

BCG:  Managing Director & Senior Partner; Managing Partner of NY Office

Girl Scouts of the USA
Carlton Charles

Hearst:  Vice President/Treasurer





Deborah Farrington

StarVest Partners:  Co-Founder and Managing Partner


Smith College, HBS Club of New York, American Friends of the V&A, NCR, Collectors Universe

Kirsten Feldman

Morgan Stanley: Former Head/Retail


Asphalt Green, Environmental Defense Fund Richard Ivey School of Business

Jose Ramon Gonzalez

CNA Insurance:  Executive Vice President and General Counsel


Latino Justice PRLDEF (Board Chair), Bass Museum, ProjectExplorer (Board Chair)
Jonathan Knee

Columbia Business School: Professor Professional Practice; Evercore Partners:  Senior Advisor; Author

National Women’s Law Center, New Alternatives for Children, Citizens Committee for Children of NY, Arts Connection, Yale Law School Fund
Sandy Lee

Kinneret Group:  Managing Director

Joan Mitchell Foundation (Treasurer), The Yale Club of New York City, Van Alen Institute
Jennifer Nason

JP Morgan:  Global Chairman, Investment Banking

American Australian Association, Quibi, Rio Tinto
Jeffrey Peek

BofA:  Executive Vice Chairman/Global Corporate and Investment Banking

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City Ballet, Brearley School, Teachers College,  Freddie Mac,  Travelers Companies
Mindy Posoff

Golden Seeds:  Managing Director


The Philadelphia Foundation, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Community College of Philadelphia, Oakmark Mutual Funds


Jennifer Raab

Hunter College: President

ExpandED Schools, United Way, Compuware
Gautam Ranji

ViacomCBS: Former EVP, Strategic Planning and Business Development

Breakthrough New York (Board Chair)
Luke Sarsfield

Goldman Sachs Asset Management Client Business:  Partner and Global Head

Literacy Inc. (Board Chair), Safe Horizons, The Montclair Kimberley Academy



4:00 – 4:45 pm       First panel               Charles, Feldman, Knee, Nason, Ranji

4:45 – 5:30 pm       Second panel          Abelow, Batlaw, Gonzalez, Posoff, Raab, Peek

5:30 – 6:15 pm        Third panel             Alibhai, Bagchi, Bickford, Farrington, Lee, Sarsfield

6:15 – 6:30 pm        Q&A



By registering for this conference, you hereby: (1) give consent for BoardAssist to use your photograph or image in its print, online and video publications; (2) release BoardAssist, its employees and any outside third parties from all liabilities or claims that you might assert in connection with the above-described uses; (3) waive any right to inspect, approve or receive compensation for any materials or communications, including photographs, videotapes, website images or written materials, incorporating photos/images of you; and (4) confirm your understanding that a panelist’s participation is expected but not guaranteed and you waive the right to request a refund should there be a change to the scheduled panelist list.