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Brown Bag Lunch: Volunteerism: How Paying It Forward Changes Lives
K&L Gates
1601 K Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
United States
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Category: Events

WHF Brown Bag Lunch: Volunteerism

WHF Brown Bag Lunches are open to members only, at no charge. Not a member? Call WHF at 703-683-4742 and we will be happy to assist in signing you up for membership.

This event is off the record.  

Susanne Slater, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC
David Levine, President and CEO of Good Shepherd Housing of Alexandria, VA
Jennifer Aguilar, Regulatory Compliance Counsel of the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions 


Join us for a Brown Bag Lunch where we will discuss volunteerism from several viewpoints.  We will hear about the impact of volunteerism and successful volunteer strategies from the perspective of a large nonprofit organization and a WHF Foundation Partner.  We will also discuss positive volunteer experiences with a current Changepurse facilitator.  We will wrap up with a conversation about how to expand our pool of volunteers so we can continue to support charitable services and educational activities for women and their families in the DC metropolitan area.

Date: February 21, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm 
Location: K&L Gates, 1601 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
Metro: Farragut North & McPherson Square


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Speaker Bios

Suzanne Slater 
Susan has over 25 years of experience in government, academia, and the nonprofit sector. As Associate Dean for Executive Programs at the University of Maryland, College Park, she created an award-winning program for employees of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, with over 2,000 employees completing a four-course certificate program in low- and moderate-income housing development. 

As a founding board member and vice president of a nonprofit development corporation, Susanne oversaw the conversion of a troubled public housing complex into a successful, mixed-income neighborhood in D.C.’s Ward 7. Over an 18-year career at the University of Maryland, Susanne taught courses that dealt with every aspect of moderate and low-income housing policy, environmental policy, and management control in nonprofits.  She was the recipient of a $1 million research grant from the Fannie Mae Foundation, the largest ever awarded.  Susanne also worked for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and at White House Office of Management and Budget.  Susanne holds an MBA in public and private finance from Cornell University and a BA from Smith College.

David Levine
As the President and CEO of Good Shepherd Housing, David embraces its housing mission and service in the community, working to make affordable housing a reality for low-income families and individuals in our service area.  Before joining Good Shepherd Housing, David was the Deputy Director of Operations for the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless based in Rockville, Maryland.  Prior to that, David worked for many years in the financial sector at E*Trade Financial, Fannie Mae, CoreStates Capital Markets and Salomon Smith Barney in New York City.

Jennifer Aguilar
Jennifer Aguilar currently works as Regulatory Compliance Counsel for the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU).  In this role, Jennifer helps credit unions with a variety of compliance issues, including providing compliance assistance, writing blogs and articles for NAFCU’s compliance publications and teaching at NAFCU’s Regulatory Compliance School.

Prior to joining NAFCU, Jennifer worked as a legal assistant in private practice. During law school, she interned at the Securities and Exchange Commission where she worked with the disclosure and compliance requirements of the Investment Company Act.  Jennifer also worked as a student analyst in the Treasury Department's Office of Consumer Policy where she worked on consumer issues including student loan reporting, payday loans and financial inclusion.  Before entering law school, Jennifer worked in the Investments Division of the San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office.

Jennifer began volunteering for the WHF Foundation in the summer of 2017 as a facilitator for the Financial Empowerment Retreat at Calvary Women’s Services, leading discussion on various money management strategies.  As a volunteer for the Changepurse program, she facilitates weekly sessions on various financial and budgeting topics to assist the attendees in building a positive relationship with money.