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Thursday, October 17 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Dinner Plenary: What Do We Stand For? A Conversation and Celebration with Ginny Esposito

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This special dinner discussion with NCFP Founding President Ginny Esposito will celebrate her transition to the role of Senior Fellow at NCFP. Ginny will be interviewed by a long-time peer and mentor in a lively conversation that explores important changes in the field over the past 20 years, looks at opportunities for the future, and share reflections on her more than two decades of service and leadership.

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Thursday October 17, 2019 6:00pm - 8:30pm CDT
Chicago Ballroom, 5th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60611