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Pace University and Hitachi America, Ltd. Encourage Nonprofits to Adapt to a Changing World on March 6, 2013

—Hosting Free Program on Changes Nonprofits Are Facing—

(Tarrytown, NY) March 4, 2013 – Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (located in Tarrytown, NY, and Pace University’s Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship are co-sponsoring a free, full-morning education program for nonprofit professionals focused on the changing landscape of the nonprofit sector.

This year’s program is entitled “Adapting to a Changing Landscape: Nonprofit Operations, Policy Changes and Giving and Careers.” The session will explore the dramatic shifts that are taking in place within the nonprofit sector, the changing landscape for fundraisers, the ever-increasing competencies needed to succeed professionally and changes in federal policy and legislation that will impact the way nonprofits operate and raise funds. Speakers will discuss some of the key challenges and opportunities within their sector, as well as how they are adapting within their organizations to address these issues. The forum will also highlight skills and experiences that each speaker sees as essential to careers and leadership in their fields. Panelists include a director of institutional giving, a professor of Public Administration, the Executive Director of an organization that provides free supportive services to cancer patients, and a VP for enrollment management and placement in higher education.

The program will take place at Pace University’s Graduate Center located in downtown White Plains, NY and will run from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. The campus is located at 1 Martine Avenue. Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 9:00 am and the panel discussion will begin at 10:00 am. Media admission by press pass.

Panelists include:

• Judith Dobrof, DSW, LCSW; Executive Director, Cancer Support Team

• Hillary Knepper, PhD; Assistant Professor, Public Administration, Pace University

• Robina Schepp,MPA; Vice President for Enrollment Management and Placement, Pace University

• Stacy Spencer, PhD; Senior Director of institutional Giving, Advance NYC

The program is free, but advance registration is required due to limited seating. Attendance is limited to members of nonprofit organizations. Participants can register online at:

Pace University/Hitachi America, Ltd. Nonprofit Forum Registration

This is the fifth year that Hitachi America, Ltd. has spearheaded this program and the fourth year that Pace University’s Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship has served as a co-sponsor.

The Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship was created in 2005 to serve the nonprofit community and Pace University. The Center provides scholarly research, academic programs, advisory services and roundtable discussions to encourage excellence and enhance managerial leadership skills of professionals within the nonprofit sector.

“Educational programs that encourage thoughtful exploration of issues surrounding nonprofit effectiveness and efficiency are at the core of our mission at the Wilson Center,” said Rebecca Tekula, PhD, the Center’s Executive Director. “We are proud to once again work with Hitachi America, Ltd. on what promises to be an enlightening discussion for the nonprofit, education and student communities.”

“We are excited to be sponsoring this program and hope that the content will help nonprofit attendees anticipate and respond effectively to the changes occurring in their sector, “said Lauren Raguzin, Director of Community Relations for Hitachi America, Ltd. “I am appreciative of our continued partnership with The Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Pace University in putting this program together.”

About Hitachi America

Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies, offers a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. To learn more, visit

About the Wilson Center

The Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship is an institute of Pace University aiming to serve students and nonprofit organizations by encouraging more effective and efficient nonprofit management practices through research, colloquia and educational programming. The Center was launched with a pledge of $5 million from Helene and Grant Wilson, entrepreneurs and philanthropists whose involvement with nonprofits convinced them that entrepreneurial management can help organizations increase their impact.

About Pace University

For 105 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

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Lauren Raguzin

Hitachi America, Ltd.


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