Presenter: Steven Titlebaum, CFRE, Experience Fundraising Professional
Steven is a nonprofit management professional with 20+ years of experience, including 15 years of direct fundraising experience with local and national nonprofit organizations. Most recently, he worked at Gallaudet University, the world's only university with programs specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students, as Director of Development, working with major donors and raising funds for special projects. Previously, he was Director of Resource Development for Capital Caring (formerly, Capital Hospice), where he managed corporate giving and created a Corporate Advisory Group. He also led the Development Department for the Center for Science in the Public Interest. During his first stint at Gallaudet, he served as the Associate Director of Major and Planned Gifts, was instrumental in the last capital campaign and created a new alumni class competition giving program. Steven also taught (in American Sign Language) an "Introduction to Fundraising" course at Gallaudet, the first of its kind offered by the University. Currently he serves on the boards of Discovering Deaf Worlds and DAWN, formerly Deaf Abused Women's Network. Previously, he served on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) DC Chapter from 2011- 2014 and on its Executive Committee as Vice President of Membership 2011-2012. He continues his involvement with AFP DC serving on several committees. He served on the Interactivity Foundation's policy panel focused on first-generation college students and has served on two other policy panels: "Future of Civil Rights" and "Future of Childhood". He spent 8+ years as a "Big Brother." Steven has a Master's degree in Human Services Administration from Spertus College in Chicago; he became a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2007.
 
Presenter: Karen Singer, M.F.A., Principal and Artistic Director, Karen Singer Tileworks, Inc
 
Karen Singer is the owner and Artistic Director of Karen Singer Tileworks, Inc. in Philadelphia.

Singer has a distinguished history of creating custom fine art donor recognition for over 25 years. Her extensive client list includes universities, hospitals, senior living facilities and private schools. She has partnered on campaigns with over 85 non profits across the U.S.

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Singer earned a BA in Art at Pitzer College in Claremont,
CA and an MFA in Sculpture at the University of Pennsylvania. She studied
at Ecole Des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and at the Moravian Pottery and Tileworks in Doylestown, PA.
Awards:
Athena Powerlink award - The Athena Foundation and the National Association of Women Business Owners, 2010
Artist in Residence Grants - Pa. Council on the Arts, 1985 - 1993
Mural commission for Freedom Park, Arlington, VA, 1997
Terra Cotta Competition award - National Building Museum,Washington, DC, 1984