Coffee Connections--Engaging Companies in Giving and Volunteering

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 8:30am - 10:00am
Event Location: 
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania Greensburg



September 12th, 2017

Engaging companies in giving and volunteering

  • Identify meaningful volunteer activities for company employees and groups
  • Manage the company and individual relationship from volunteer to donor
  • Work with company leaders to track and acknowledge volunteers and donors


Meet the Presenters:

Bobbi Watt Geer, Ph.D.

Bobbi Watt Geer is the Regional Vice President of United Way of Westmoreland County, now a part of United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.  Prior to her organization’s merger, she was President & CEO of United Way of Westmoreland County, serving Westmoreland, Fayette and a portion of Armstrong Counties.  Bobbi also previously served as the chief operating officer for United Way; president of The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County; development and public relations director for St. Anne Home, and field manager, communications director and program director for the American Heart Association.  Bobbi holds a doctoral degree in public administration and public policy from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and earned her master’s degree in nonprofit management from Robert Morris University.  She has taught courses at St. Vincent College, Robert Morris University and served as a planning consultant with the former Duquesne University Nonprofit Leadership Institute.

Alyssa Cholodofsky, CFRE

Alyssa Cholodofsky is the Vice President of Development and Impact at the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania (UWSWPA). Alyssa has extensive experience in management, fundraising, program development and planning, community relations and communications for nonprofit organizations. Her prior positions have included work as Director of Development at Family Services of Western Pennsylvania and the Veterans Leadership Program, as well as Executive Director of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia office.  Alyssa holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. She is a past president of the Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). 


There is no cost to attend for AFP members and a $10 fee for non-members.