Guest Speakers

Inspire the leader in others.

The Princeton AlumniCorps community includes thought leaders and experienced change agents from a diversity of organizations and backgrounds. Many of these individuals volunteer their time as guest speakers and seminar leaders, sharing their expertise on public issues and topics in the nonprofit sector. Our program participants gain inspiration and insight from senior leaders in the field, while our guest speakers have the opportunity to teach committed young people in a small group setting.

Each session of our nine-month Emerging Leaders program features a guest speaker on topics such as team development, fundraising, nonprofit financial management, and board relations. Examples of recent Emerging Leaders guest speakers include Della Britton Baeza ’75, President and CEO of the Jackie Robinson Foundation; Margaret Crotty ’94, Executive Director of Partnership with Children; Judith Sandalow, Executive Director of the Children’s Law Center; Dick Walker '73, Managing Director of Orr Associates, Inc.; Daniel Oscar ’88, President and CEO of the Center for Supportive Schools; and Margarita Rosa ’76, Executive Director of Grand Street Settlement.

The Project 55 seminar series in each city covers a range of public interest and professional development topics. Seminars are planned by local area committees, frequently with the input of current fellows, and take a variety of formats, including site visits to partner organizations. Recent Project 55 seminars have featured John Rogers ’80, Chairman and CEO of Ariel Investments in Chicago; Dr. Marcus Burke ’69, Senior Curator at The Hispanic Society of America in New York; Amb. Anthony Quainton ’55, Distinguished Diplomat in Residence at American University; David Venenziano, CFO/COO at ZeroDivide.org in San Francisco; Illinois State Senator Heather Steans ‘85; and Peter Kougasian ’76, Special Assistant to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, and Robin Steinberg, Founder and Executive Director of the Bronx Defenders.

We are grateful to all of the guest speakers who volunteer with AlumniCorps each year. We are always open to new suggestions for seminar topics and speakers in any of our cities. If you have relevant experience and are interested in speaking at an Emerging Leaders session or Project 55 seminar, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Frank Cruz ’89 at FCruz@alumnicorps.org.