Suffolk Charities Symposium

Wednesday, 7 June 2023 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

Suffolk County Community College Michael J. Grant Campus, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY, 11717, United States

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Wednesday, 7 June 2023 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

Van Nostrand Theater in the Sagtikos Building, Suffolk County Community College Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood, NY, 11717, United States.

The Office of Attorney General Letitia James Presents:
Charities Symposium – Doing Well While Doing Good

June 7, 2023
1:00 - 4:30 pm

Suffolk Community College
Van Nostrand Theatre
1001 Crooked Hill Rd
Brentwood, NY 11717

12:30 - 1:00


1:00 - 1:30

Welcome and Introductions

Greetings from Attorney General Letitia James

Update from the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau
Karin Kunstler Goldman, Deputy Bureau Chief

1:30 - 2:30

Working Together – Views from the Board Room and Officers

A moderated panel discussion with a President and CEO, a Chief Financial Officer, and a Board Chair representing Suffolk area charities who will share their insights and discuss their roles and responsibilities in ensuring their organizations fulfill their charitable purposes and comply with their legal obligations.

Panel Moderator: Kim Kinirons, Assistant Attorney General in Charge, Suffolk Regional Office

Rebecca Sanin, President & CEO, Health & Welfare Council of Long Island

Savitree Pestano, Chief Financial Officer, Harmony Healthcare Long Island

Dr. Isma Chaudhry, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Islamic Center of Long Island & Board Member of Health & Welfare Council of Long Island

2:30 - 2:40


2:40 - 3:40

Accounting from the Inside Out – Internal Controls and External Accountability

Kelly Mathews, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Financial Management Group – New York Council on Nonprofits

3:40 - 4:25

Property Transactions by Not-for-Profit Corporations

Rachael C. Anello, Assistant Attorney General, Suffolk Regional Office
Coleen McGrath, Assistant Attorney General, Charities Bureau





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