May 14, 2014

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Cheryl Marks Young, CFO of Easter Seals New Jersey, Lead Discussion on the Business of Running a Not-for-Profit at CFO Studio Executive Dinner Series Meeting

SOMERSET, NJ – On May 13th, 2014, Cheryl Marks Young, CFO of Easter Seals New Jersey moderated a CFO Studio Executive Dinner Series meeting on the topic of “Not-for-Profits: Business is Business, but Not for Women Only.” The event, held at Red Knot at the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, NJ, brought together finance executives from both the not-for-profit and the for-profit sectors to share ideas. The evening was hosted by Real Estate Strategies Corporation.

Marks Young opened the conversation by laying out some common misconceptions people have about finance at not-for-profits. She said many people have an inaccurate perception that working in the sector is like retiring from the for-profit sector and that it’s a job for moms. The group also discussed universal challenges CFOs face, such as cash flow management, public opinion’s impact on the bottom line, creating awareness of financial sustainability among employees, and quantifying return on investment to stakeholders. The group then discussed issues unique to not-for-profits, such as getting employees and volunteers to be more receptive to private sector processes, working effectively with board members, and dealing with strict government regulations.

An article detailing this discussion will appear in the 3rd Quarter 2014 issue of CFO Studio magazine.

Since the beginning of 2014, CFO Studio has hosted several Executive Dinner Series meetings moderated by such distinguished guests as Irv Rothman, President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Financial Services; Jonathan Stearns, founder of Stearns Associated Partners; Hugh C. Welsh, Esq., president and general counsel of DSM North America; and Glenn Sblendorio, CFO of The Medicines Company.

Upcoming CFO Studio Executive Dinner Series meetings will be moderated by Caroline Dorsa, CFO of PSEG, and Brian Friedman, CFO of the New York Jets. To request an invitation, please contact or phone: 732-868-0000 x118.


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