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Skills-based volunteering is a creative strategy and an innovative approach to leadership development, talent retention, and corporate citizenship. Non-profit organizations struggle to meet their volunteer needs and corporations seek to create positive impact on critical social challenges. Skills-based volunteerism harnesses a volunteer’s professional expertise for the most effective outcome for all involved – the non-profit, the corporation, and the volunteer.

This session highlights skills-based volunteering as an effective tool and provides insight into its opportunities and challenges as a leadership development tool. Through an interactive panel, you will walk away with knowledge and contacts to launch a skills-based volunteering program in your company or to engage in skills-based volunteering to develop your career.

Evelyn Casuga (Panelist) – Evelyn is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and serves on the Boards of Directors for Business Development Finance Corp., Casa Grande Elementary School Employee Benefits Trust, Friends of Public Radio-KJZZ, Growth Partners Arizona, and Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth. She is an advisory committee member to Asian Corporate and Entrepreneur Leaders and Arizona Rural Development Council Policy Forum, and Development Chair for Arizona Town Hall.

Ethel Luzario (Panelist) – Ethel is the co-founder of The 3000 Club/Market On the Move – a nonprofit organization for rescuing produce and humanitarian outreach, Principal at Peoria Assisted Living and Health Services and a Realtor at West USA Realty. In the past, she has recruited for the United Nations Development Programme, served as Board Member for Asian Pacific Community in Action, Philippine American Chamber of Commerce, Phoenix Asian American Lions Club and currently the Council of Filipino Organizations Chair. Ethel will share her passion to volunteer locally and globally.

John Fung (Panelist) – John is the Director of Development at the University of Arizona, Health Sciences. John immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong and graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance. He is a Certified Fundraising Executive and has raised in excess of $10M dollars in research, scholarship, and faculty support for the University of Arizona Development team. John serves on the boards of the Junior Achievement of Arizona Southern District and the Asian American Faculty Staff Alumni Chapter at the U of A.

Kenny Ho (Panelist) – Kenny is an associate attorney focusing on commercial litigation, business disputes, and related healthcare law. Kenny is involved in various community organizations such as Arizona Asian American Bar Association and State Bar of Arizona’s Council for Minorities and Women in Law. Kenny has been the chair of ACEL’s Leadership Conference for three years. He loves practicing martial arts, including taekwondo, tai chi, and baguazhang. He also loves finding new food in Phoenix, and the occasional nap.

Tony King (Moderator) – Tony represents clients in a variety of complex business disputes and commercial litigation in federal and state courts. He has represented clients in a variety of industries including wholesale distribution, financial institutions, franchises, and real estate. King is a member of Snell & Wilmer’s Attorney Development Committee and the Committee on Diversity & Inclusion.

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Early Bird Rate Before 6/14/2019
General Registration After 6/14/2019
COMMUNITY RECEPTION: (Fri, 7/12, 5:30-7:30pm) | Keynote Speaker: Harry Lee)  $25.00  $40.00
LEADERSHIP AWARDS GALA: (Sat., 7/13, 5:30-8:30pm | Keynote Speaker: Hamilton Chang) $95.00 $145.00
DAY PASS: Friday Conference (Fri., 7/12) Access to 12 Workshops/Seminars, Lunch & Reception $175.00 $275.00
DAY PASS: Sat. Conference (Sat., 7/13) Access to 10 Workshops/Seminars & Lunch & Awards Gala $199.00 $299.00
ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS: Best Deal!** (Friday, July 12 – Saturday, July, 13)   Full Access to Reception, Conference and Gala Event $299.00 $399.00
**WHIAAPI REGIONAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT (Fri., 7/12) In Partnership with the White House Initiative on AAPI (WHIAAPI), US Dept. of Commerce-Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) & National ACE | Access to 5 Workshops, Lunch & Reception $175.00 $275.00

Group Discounts are Available, please contact us for more information.

All conference registrations must be purchased online with a credit or debit card. Once you RSVP through, an email with a PayPal link for payment will be sent to the address that you provide when you RSVP. Your registration will be confirmed by an email sent to the same address after we receive your payment. Please ensure that your email address is correct when registering.

Attire: Business professional/Semi-formal.
All purchases are non-refundable. All payments must receive by 4 p.m. on July 8, 2019 to guarantee your seat.


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