YSU hosts annual nonprofit summit

“Raising Up Our Work: Equity and Capacity-Building for Greater Impact” is the title of the sixth annual nonprofit summit that will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Kilcawley Center on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The event, sponsored by the Raymond John Wean Foundation, features keynote addresses by Rha Goddess, a performance artist, activist and social entrepreneur, and by Manuel Pastor, a professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and founding director of the Center for Justice, Tolerance and Community at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

The summit also features several workshops on a variety of topics, including “Shale in the Valley: Game Changer for Nonprofits” presented by Jeff Dick, YSU professor and chair of Geological and Environmental Sciences, and “New Approaches to Fundraising” by Becky Keck, founder and director of YSU SMARTS – Students Motivated by the Arts.

More details are available online at the Raymond John Wean Foundation.

Raymond John Wean, after having achieved success in the flat-rolled steel processing industry, in 1949 created the Foundation that bears his name in Warren. Since then, the Raymond John Wean Foundation has made more than $100 million in grants to a broad variety of non-profit organizations. The vision of the Foundation is to empower residents to create a healthy, vibrant and economically stable Mahoning Valley community with equal opportunity for all.