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Two Opportunities to See National Arts Leader Randy Cohen

To kickoff 31 days of Arts DuPage Month in October, Randy Cohen will visit DuPage County to put arts, culture, and entertainment into the spotlight. A powerful arts leader at Americans for the Arts, Cohen will make a case for how the arts are an essential component for healthy, vibrant communities.

You're invited to one or both of the following events with Randy Cohen. Please note the times/locations of each and register for whichever event(s) you'd like to attend. Seating is limited for both events.

Afternoon Workshop:
Building a Better Community Through the Arts

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
DuPage Foundation
3000 Woodcreek Dr., Ste. 310, Downers Grove
Randy Cohen will host a presentation geared toward libraries, park districts, and arts organizations that demonstrates how the arts are a fundamental part of a strong community and how local arts agencies like Arts DuPage act as the conduit that enables organizations to create a more vital presence for the arts.

Evening Reception:
Partnering with the Arts: An RX for a Healthy Community

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn
The arts are a necessary component of a flourishing community. Randy Cohen will highlight the power of the arts and talk about why they are essential for a community’s health and vitality. Enjoy refreshments and light fare while you learn tips to effectively advocate for the arts throughout our community, and beyond.

RSVP by Friday, September 6.

About the Presenter:
Randy Cohen is vice president of research and policy at Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading arts advocacy organization. A member of the staff since 1991, he is a noted expert in the field of arts funding, research, and using the arts to address community development issues. A sought-after speaker, Cohen has given speeches in all 50 states, and regularly appears in the news media—including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and on C-SPAN, CNN, CNBC, and NPR.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
5:00 pm7:00 pm
McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Evening Reception: Partnering with the Arts: An RX for a Healthy Community

To kickoff 31 days of Arts DuPage Month in October, Randy Cohen will visit DuPage County to put arts, culture, and entertainment into the spotlight. Cohen will highlight the power of the arts and talk about why they are essential for a community’s health and vitality. Enjoy refreshments and light fare while you learn tips to effectively advocate for the arts throughout our community, and beyond.

Seating is limited. RSVP by Friday, September 6.

About the Presenter:
Randy Cohen is vice president of research and policy at Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading arts advocacy organization. A member of the staff since 1991, he is a noted expert in the field of arts funding, research, and using the arts to address community development issues. A sought-after speaker, Cohen has given speeches in all 50 states, and regularly appears in the news media—including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and on C-SPAN, CNN, CNBC, and NPR.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
7:15 am9:00 am
DuPage Foundation, 3000 Woodcreek Drive, Suite 310, Downers Grove, IL
Continuing Education Series for Professional Advisors: From Philanthropy to Social Investing: A New Way of Giving

For many families and individuals, finding the best way to express their values through philanthropy and other social investments can be daunting. How does it all fit together? Can I actually make a difference? The need for social purpose advisory is greater than ever, and extends beyond traditional philanthropy. In this program, we will explore three factors changing traditional philanthropy into a social investment conversation: demographic shifts, social finance, and the new tax code.

Registration, networking, and a complimentary breakfast will begin at 7:15 a.m. with the program starting at approximately 7:50 a.m. RSVP soon as space is limited.

Avery Tucker Fontaine
is head of strategic philanthropy for BNY Mellon Wealth Management. With more than 20 years in the investment and financial services industry, Avery’s experience as a philanthropic consultant focuses on working with families and successful non-profit institutions to improve grant-making efficacy, foundation and endowment management, use of planned giving, impact investing and long-term strategic planning.

Note: This program has been approved for 1 hour of CFP and CPE credit, 1 hour of PRMCLE *Legal Ethics* credit, and 1.25 hours of CSOP and CTFA credit.