Title: Cognitive Impairment in Donors: How to Identify Issues and Apply Best Practices

Presenters: Anthony Pomonis, Tara Adams

Date: August 29, 2023**

Time: 1 p.m. ET
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Webinar Description: There are an estimated six million people over the age of 65 years old who are showing signs of cognitive impairment. This population often constitutes a significant portion of an organization's donor base, but does your fundraising staff know what to do when they suspect that a donor is suffering from issues related to cognitive impairment? This case study will help attendees identify some of the most common issues that arise when cognitive impairment is suspected in a donor as well as how to apply best practices to this situation so that your organization is prepared for this inevitable scenario.

Speaker Bios:

As an experienced entrepreneur and Certified Fund Raising Executive, Anthony has spent the last two-plus decades helping individuals unlock meaningful experiences in their lives. He has served as a major gift officer for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Illinois, the University of Illinois Foundation, and the University of Central Florida. In his roles, Anthony developed strategies and initiatives that resulted in philanthropic support of the three Universities in the Illinois System as well as managed a team for the largest college at UCF, the second-largest university in the country.

Anthony graduated with his B.A. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002, and began a 15-year journey as an entrepreneur, opening and running no fewer than 5 regional restaurants. He served on the Regional Executive Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters from 2010 to 2015, raising funds for his local community. He also spent 5 years on the executive board of his local Greek Orthodox Church, and 2 years at the Kirby Medical Foundation Board. Anthony considers himself to be a lifelong learner, and has finished his College for Financial Planning coursework to sit for the CFP exam later on this year. He is the co-founder of the Cognitive Empowerment Consulting Group, LLC.

Tara Adams has spent her professional career dedicated to education, serving in roles within higher education administration at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and the University of Illinois College of Law at Urbana-Champaign. She also worked in the Judicial Education division at the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, assisting in the development and execution of continuing legal education for the state judiciary. In addition to working for half a decade in higher education fundraising, Tara has also spent years raising funds as a member of the Auxiliary Board for the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois. Tara received her BS in finance and international business from Illinois State University. She received her EdM and JD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where Tara is also a current Ph.D. student focusing on Education Policy, Organization & Leadership. She is the co-founder of the Cognitive Empowerment Consulting Group, LLC, and is dedicated to helping other professionals navigate ethical and legal issues in the development community. 

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