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Pace University and Hitachi America, Ltd. to host panel discussion on “Sources of Funding: The Changing Landscape” on Wednesday, April 30

04/24/2014 News Release Imgage

The Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Pace University will co-sponsor its 5th Annual Nonprofit Forum with Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd.

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Pace University and Hitachi America, Ltd. to host panel discussion on “Sources of Funding: The Changing Landscape” on Wednesday, April 30

New York – April 24, 2014 --The Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Pace University will co-sponsor its 5th Annual Nonprofit Forum with Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501). The event will take place at Pace’s Graduate Center at 1 Martine Avenue in downtown White Plains and will run from 10:00 am until noon on Wednesday, April 30. The goal of the forum is to offer content-rich sessions that provide actionable steps to help nonprofit leaders better manage the changing outlook for nonprofit organizations today.

This year’s program is entitled: “Sources of Funding: The Changing Landscape.” The program will identify and describe the current and emerging funding options for mission-driven organizations and impact-oriented investments (i.e., nonprofits and social enterprises). Conducted in a panel discussion format, the program will feature representatives from innovative nonprofits, socially responsible businesses and foundations.

Check-in and a light breakfast will begin at 9:00 am; the panel discussion will begin promptly at 10:00 am. Speakers will include:

·         Rodney Christopher, Senior Fellow, F. B. Heron Foundation

·         Carol Kalé, Manager, CSR, Hitachi America, Ltd.

·         Emily Richard, Operations Manager, Susty Party

·         Ric Swierat, Executive Director, The Arc Westchester

·         Professor Betsy Bush, Pace University (Moderator)

The program is free, but advance registration is required due to limited seating. Participants can register online at: www.pace-hitachi.eventbrite.com

We are delighted to be hosting our annual forum with the Wilson Center again this year,” said Cindy Hecht, Hitachi America, Ltd.’s Assistant Manager of Community Relations. “Hitachi is committed to being an active and engaged corporate citizen, and we hope this annual event benefits the county’s nonprofit professionals and aspiring leaders.”

“Educational programs that encourage thoughtful exploration of emerging issues facing nonprofits and social enterprises are at the core of our mission at the Wilson Center,” said Rebecca Tekula, PhD, the Center’s Executive Director. “We are proud to once again work with Hitachi America, Ltd. on what promises to be an enlightening discussion for the nonprofit, corporate and student communities.”

About Hitachi America, Ltd.

Hitachi America, Ltd. headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For more information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com

About the Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship

The Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship is an institute of Pace University aiming to serve students, nonprofit organizations and social enterprises by encouraging more effective, efficient and innovative practices through research, colloquia and continuing education programs. The Center was launched with a $5 million gift from Helene and Grant Wilson, entrepreneurs and philanthropists whose involvement with nonprofits convinced them that entrepreneurial management can help these organizations increase their impact.

About Pace University

Since 1906, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Visit www.pace.edu

Media contact:  Cara Cea, Pace, 914-773-3312, ccea@pace.edu