Board Celebration Dinners
Celebrating Board Service in NCW Communities
Each year in the fall, The Nonprofit Practices Institute hosts a Board Celebration Dinner to honor and recognize the service of our region’s nonprofit board volunteers.
For current board members in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties, we provide a complimentary dinner at one of two locations – Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth or Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop – as well as a guest speaker to provide inspiration and rejuvenation to those who dedicate themselves to this important leadership role in their community.
2017 Board Celebration Dinners
Tuesday, October 10
Sun Mountain, Winthrop SOLD OUT!
Wednesday, October 11
Sleeping Lady, Wenatchee SOLD OUT!
Doors open at 5:30pm, presentation at 6:15pm, with dinner at 7:00pm.
Both dinners are buffet/family style. Each guest will receive 1 complimentary beverage ticket; additional beverages can be purchased at the no-host bar.
Dinner is complimentary, however we ask to hold a credit card to reserve your seat. You will only be charged a fee of $75 if you do not attend and fail to cancel by September 29th to cover the cost of your meal. Thank you for your cooperation!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waiting list.
Special Guest: Peter Drury
Peter Drury is Vice President for Mission Advancement at Make-A-Wish (Alaska & Washington). He serves also as Adjunct Professor in Seattle University’s Master of Nonprofit Leadership Program, where he is much loved as an inspirational teacher of emerging leaders. He is also a Principal with Crux—an interdisciplinary consulting consortium.
Peter is highly regarded in philanthropic circles for his insight, ethics and smarts regarding truly effective nonprofits, high-impact boards, and transformational philanthropy. He holds graduate degrees from Seattle University (Master of Business Administration), the University of Illinois (Master of Social Work), and Yale University (Master of Divinity), three fields he weaves together artfully in service of strategic and ethical leadership. Peter has been featured as a master-teacher by the Chronicle of Philanthropy and several leading professional associations.
Board Celebration Dinner Presentations
2016 Board Celebration
Chuck Underwood, Founder and Principal, The Generational Imperative, Inc.
2015 Board Celebration
Nancy Long, Executive Director, 501 Commons
2014 Board Celebration
Norm Smith, Senior Fellow, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
2012 Board Celebration
Dr. Cathy Trower, Senior Research Associate, Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Board Celebration Dinner Remarks
- Getting Governance Right – Sun Mountain
- Getting Governance Right – PAC Wenatchee
- The Practitioner’s Guide to Governance as Leadership