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Fordham Lincoln Center to Host Editor of Nonprofit Press

Contact: Janet Sassi

The inaugural lecture in a new series sponsored by the Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders will feature Fred Scaglione, founder and editor of the New York Nonprofit Press on Nov. 1.

Scaglione, a leading authority in the nonprofit world, heads the area’s major newspaper that reports on information and developments critical to the city’s human and social services community. The free paper, which has been in publication since 2002, includes in-depth reporting on funding and legislation issues as well as features on agencies and people within the sector. It has received numerous media awards from the New York Council of Nonprofits and other state and nonprofit agencies.

“The nonprofit sector is being greatly challenged with a major drop in contributions,” said Alan Luks, director of the center. “Fred will call on nonprofits to now become far more involved in advocating social change, rather than drawing into themselves, and why this advocacy is in the best interests of the charities.”

Scaglione spent more than 16 years in New York City government, culminating with his service as Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Finance at the Child Welfare Administration. His talk will also focus on how raise money and find jobs within the charitable sector in today’s challenging economy.

The event is at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, in the Lowenstein Center’s 12th Floor Lounge, on Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus.

TheCenter for Nonprofit Leaders provides training and ongoing support to people who want to be, or are already, nonprofit leaders. A collaborative effort between the Graduate School of Social Service and the Graduate School of Business, the Center was launched last April.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in Westchester, the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.

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