2023 ADRP Northeast–Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

July 20 | Seton Hall University | South Orange, New Jersey

Keynote | Sessions | Hotel and Parking | Sponsor


Come join us for a day of networking and learning for the 11th annual ADRP Northeast–Mid-Atlantic Conference (formerly known as the NYC Regional Conference) on the beautiful, historic campus of Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.

Registration is now open. 

Registration rate: $200: Members, $225.00: Non-members

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Keynote Speaker

 Inspired and Inspiring: Discovering How to Tap into Your Strengths

As a Donor Relations Professional, you enter the field passionate about making a difference in the world. Inspired by the missions of the organizations you serve and inspiring others to engage philanthropically, your positive impact upon the lives of others is phenomenal. Yet, in this post-COVID reality, the struggle is real—doing more with less, toxic work environments, physical and mental health issues, grief, and loss. So, how do you stay “inspired and inspiring” in this increasingly challenging world we all navigate?

Drawing upon decades of experience as a clinical psychologist, educator, executive leader, and outstanding fundraiser, Dr. Catherine Koverola, our keynote speaker, will guide you through a process of self-assessment that provides powerful insights and tools to tap into your strengths like never before. You will learn that it is not about working harder and digging deeper, but rather about understanding the complexities you face and knowing how to effectively engage your unique strengths to advance your outcomes. No matter the situation, our strengths are there for us.

Dr. Catherine Koverola is a psychologist and higher education executive leader with a lifelong commitment to supporting the health, well-being, and education of others on a global scale. With more than 30 years of private practice and consultation experience and progressive leadership that includes serving as dean, provost, and university president, her expertise also includes executive coaching and leadership development; fundraising; culturally relevant program development; facilitating organizational change in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and successful start-up launches. Her experience encompasses life and work on three continents and embodies a well-honed intercultural wisdom within practice


Every Donor Has a Story

Kathryn Munro, Executive Director, Recognition and Stewardship, Dartmouth College


Unlock Your Potential: Master Unstuckness

Eileen Bastien, Senior Director of Stewardship and Donor Engagement, Seton Hall University


Establish And Leverage Metrics for Growth – Yours And Your Organization’s

Kelly Brennan, EdD, Senior Director, CCS Fundraising Streamlining Stewardship Reporting

Cheryl McCloskey, Associate Director of Donor Relations, Seton Hall University

Meghan Murphy, Graduate Assistant, Donor Relations, Seton Hall University


Can You Feel It? Using the Experience of Physical Spaces to Celebrate Community

Anne Manner-McLarty, President and Lead Donor Recognition Strategist, Heurista

John O’Brien, Director of Major Gifts, Delbarton School


Lighten Your Load: Working with Consultants and Freelancers

Anne Schmitz, Senior Director of Donor Relations, Stony Brook University


From Newbie to Mid-level to Seasoned Veteran: Career Phases

Roberta O’Hara, Head of Global Development, OneSky


UNSESSION: Donor Relations – Past, Present, and Future

Cheryl Smith Lintner, Executive Director of Donor Relations, Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation


Book Your Hotel and Register for Parking

Book your group rate for Seton Hall ADRP Conference at the Courtyard West Orange. Request the Seton Hall ADRP Group Rate.

Courtyard West Orange

8 Rooney Circle

West Orange, New Jersey 07052


Book Your Hotel 

Book by Wednesday, June 21, 2023 

Kindly register for a guest Parking permit 


Sponsor/Exhibitor Opportunities

Showcase your company at the NEMA Regional Conference! ADRP values your support of this event, and in exchange, you have the opportunity to promote your business to donor relations and stewardship professionals from all around the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions of the US. 

View our 2023 Sponsorship Prospectus
Become A Sponsor


Keynote Sponsor




Past events

2022 NYC Regional Conference

Volunteer Committee

Eileen Bastien, Co-Chair, Seton Hall University
Lauren Shoor, Co-Chair, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Mitra Keykhah, Board Liaison, Philadelphia Orchestra
Marcelle Austin, Earthjustice
Angela Camacho, Baruch College 
Barbara Geiger, Seton Hall University
Barbara Johnson, New York University
Esmera Kanalstein, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Debbie Meyers, Rutgers University Foundation
Barbara Camhi Mlawer, NYU Langone Health 
Susan Simonelli, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center