Administrators Forum: Open and honest fireside chat with funders

Administrators Forum – Monday, February 25

An open and honest fireside chat with funders

Mitch Hernandez, Communications Director, The Beacon House
Kate Neubauer, Founder, Neubauer Consulting Group LLC

We know there are questions you’ve always wanted to ask the people who might fund your organization, but can’t because they might fund your organization and you don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable. Here is your chance to ask those questions you’ve been too squeamish to ask. The funders on this panel know what’s coming and will answer honestly as well as share their best and worst experiences working as funders for organizations in their chosen area of interest (none fund tall ships, sailing, maritime museums, etc.). We will have people who represent corporate funders, individual donors and foundations.

Speaker Bios

Mitch Harmatz lr

After spending 35 plus years in various entrepreneurial endeavors, Mitch is utilizing those skills as Communications Director for The Beacon House.

From 1986 to 2000, Mitch was an Investment Real Estate Broker with Marcus & Millichap, the premierInvestment Brokerage firm in the country. Twice he was recognized as a Top Ten National Producer.

In 2001 Mitch purchased Park Plaza Shell on Western and Park Western in San Pedro. He founded Plaza Automotive Center, Inc. and in 2012 they added a specialization in hybrid vehicle service and repair. Plaza Automotive was a recognized as a top 1% independent service center performer. Sold Plaza Automotive Center (2/2017) and Park Plaza Shell was sold in March of 2017.


Neubauer lr

With over 20 years of professional experience in nonprofit management and philanthropy, Kate Neubauer has served in leadership roles for a wide range of environmental, sailing education and mission-based organizations. She is a key problem solver with entrepreneurial passion and loves working with her clients to design innovative strategies that increase organizational capacity and leverage philanthropy for impact. Kate has an extensive portfolio of projects, ranging from grassroots nonprofit organizations to multimillion-dollar capital campaign and currently serves as Board President of Rozalia Project.


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