Join WP+D for a networking brown bag on Wednesday, April 17th from 12:00PM-1:00PM to talk with this month's featured guest: Mary Fran Riley, Senior Vice-President of External Affairs, Acción Chicago.
Mary Fran Riley is Senior Vice President for External Affairs at Accion Chicago, a nonprofit lender that provides customized capital solutions and one-on-one coaching to underserved entrepreneurs in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. Mary Fran is responsible for government initiatives and relationships and represents Accion within the community locally, regionally and nationally fostering and developing critical partnerships to advance issues and challenges facing small businesses and the communities they serve.
Mary Fran has championed many other organizations, including current board membership at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless as well as past board involvement with Archi-treasures, and in volunteer positions for Family Farmed, Public Narrative formerly Community Media Workshop, Oak Park Regional Housing Center and Oak Park Arts Council. She has provided training in fundraising, communications and special events for the Association of Fundraising Professional, NeighborWorks America, and other non-profits.
Mary Fran is a graduate of St. Mary of the Woods College, where she received a B.A. in Liberal Arts. She attended graduate school in education at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Please Note: This is a members-only event limited to five (5) participants. As with every WP+D Small Networking Lunch, registration will open at 12:00PM on the first day of the month during which the lunch will be held. Registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis and typically fills up quickly. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch; food is not provided. Meetings are held in Randolph Square on the 1st Floor of the Cultural Center. Look out for one of our board members and WP+D signage.
Attendance & Cancellation Policy: We ask that members register for no more than two (2) consecutive lunches. If you have attended the past two lunches and would like to attend this event, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waitlist. If space becomes available or registration isn't full a week in advance, we will contact you. Due to the popularity of these lunches, we ask for a 48-hour cancellation notice. Failure to notify us in advance may result in a 3-month suspension from the Networking Lunch series.