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Brandi Boatner is an award-winning digital communication, public relations, social media professional and prolific public speaker based in New York City. Currently, she is a member of IBM’s newly formed corporate affairs function supporting global influencer and advocacy efforts across social platforms (includes enablement and activation) both internally and externally for social media driving market education around brand and reputation. She speaks all around the US and the world on a variety of industry and marketplace topics.

Boatner is very active in the public relations industry where she holds several leadership positions within the Public Relations Society of America  (PRSA) on both the local and national level.

She is a two-time Hall of Famer having been inducted into the Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communications Hall of Fame known as the Den of Distinction, the youngest member ever inducted. She was also honored and inducted into the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Hall of Fame.

Meet Our Speakers



Tina Barber, MPA

Director of Community Philanthropy/Faculty Member

The Trevor Project/Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University's School of Business

Travis Coley, MBA

Managing Director

Whitepenny - Brand & Digital Strategy

Monique Curry-Mims

Founder and Principal

Civic Capital Consulting


Samuel Deason, MBA

Director of Philanthropic Strategy

CCS Fundraising

Speakers from the DCCF

Delaware County Community Foundation


Mary Doorley Simboski, MS, ACFRE

Managing Director

Changing Our World

Dennis Dumpson

Founder and Principal/Faculty Member

#InvestBLK/Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University's School of Business

Valentina Echeverria, MS


CCS Fundraising

Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE

CEO and Co-Founder

Capital Campaign Pro

Julie Fink, MS, CFRE

Director of Development

Jefferson Health

Jax Gitzes, MA

Grants Manager

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence

Rebecca Haley, MA

Associate Director

CCS Fundraising

Amy Henry


Flashlight Insights

Alex Hoffmaster, CFRE

Director of Major and Principal Giving

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Valerie Johnson, MBA, CFRE

VP of Advancement and Special Projects

Pathways to Housing PA

Evan Linhardt

Vice President

Bernstein Private Wealth Management

Frank Mumford


Sarah Ohanesian


SO Productive LLC

Chris Polito

Senior Vice President

CCS Fundraising


Brent Schroeder, MBA

Director of Individual Giving

UrbanPromise Ministries

Schultz & Williams

Karen Simmons, M.Ed.

Chester County Community Foundation

Sarah TeDesco

Executive Vice President


Melissa Walker, BA

Major Gifts Associate

Cornell Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University

Greg Wilson, MA

Planned Giving Marketing

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