Alumni Event: Your Cause. Your Gift. Your Impact.


Carlow University and Pittsburgh Professional Women invite alumnae, faculty and staff and members of Pittsburgh Professional Women to attend an entertaining, educational event that will include networking and an expert-led discussion on simple, yet effective strategies that women can utilize to maximize their giving goals and become more involved in the causes they support.

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018

6:00pm – 7:30pm


Conference Agenda

  • Overview of women-powered philanthropy in 2018: Who’s giving & why
  • No checkbook needed – Using beneficiary designations on protection and retirement planning products
  • Yes, a charity can be named as a partial beneficiary on group life insurance and employer-sponsored retirement plans
  • Over age 70.5? Redirecting Required Minimum Distributions to your favorite causes
  • How giving highly appreciated assets (stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares) offers significant tax advantages 
  • Donating valuable possessions, real estate, and Marcellus Shale royalties
  • Donor Advised Funds: What are they and how can they help reach charitable gifting goals
  • Offering Your Time and Talents - Giving a referral can be just as helpful as a financial donation
  • How the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017 offers positive opportunities to the charitably inclined

Complimentary gifts to all attendees:

  1. “From Start-Up to Success: Navigating the Journey to Becoming (and Staying) a Successful Entrepreneur” by Melanie Colusci, CFP, AEP, President of Bridger Financial Group
  2. “From Frantic to Focused: How to Shift Your Life from Out-of-Control to Streamlined and Focused” by Beth Caldwell, President of Beth Caldwell Communications & President of Pittsburgh Professional Women
  3. Carlow tote bag

Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.


Nicole DeMartino
Director of Major Gifts

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