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Dear Friends & Colleagues:

I have had the pleasure of serving on the FAR board for the past four years, and the honor of serving as the Chair this year. The real work of FAR is done by the many volunteers who serve on the board and various committees. Because of these colleagues, who are dedicated to the continued success of FAR, the first half of the 2017/2018 year has been fantastic. Our programming continues to be top notch and the reason so many of you come out every month. 

During the first half of the year, our first five luncheons were attended by a total of 534 members and 28 nonprofit guests (many of whom have since joined FAR). We have also had record numbers attend our breakfast meetings with 58 attending the first four events. We believe that topics discussed are key to our success. However, another reason we continue to have strong numbers at our breakfast and lunch events is the opportunity to network. These events bring us together with some of the best and brightest, working inside and alongside the area's finest nonprofit organizations. The work of the nonprofit business leader is critical to the success of our entities, and our ability to share and learn from each other is priceless. 

Our Strategic Planning Retreat last summer generated several ideas that I believe will continue to expand FAR's impact on the nonprofit business leaders in the DC area. It was deemed critical that we find a new, permanent home for lunches, which we have done in the City Club of Washington. One strategic initiative that I am most eager to see come to fruition is the FAR Conference. This one day event planned for May 23, at the Renaissance Marriott, extends our opportunity to learn from each other. I am excited and I hope you make plans to attend this inaugural event. 

I look forward to seeing you soon.


Tom Harlow, CAE, CPA 
FAR Chair 
FAR Leadership Conference
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | Renaissance Washington

Keynote Speaker

Wearing Leadership Well: The Choices You Make 
Presented by Jeff Lawrence

Whether you have worked your way to the top spot in your organization, or it has been thrust upon you, you will need to make three critical choices: 
- What role should I play?
- What is the nature of the challenge we are facing?
- How do I maintain perspective (and avoid getting lost, distracted or seduced?)

You will have a chance to reflect on where you are, how you got there and what to do next - not just to survive but to thrive in the complex times in which we find ourselves.

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Thank you to our luncheon keynote sponsor!
Conference Sponsorship

To find the best fit for your company, click
here and review the benefits of becoming a FAR sponsor.

Have questions? Contact Susan Medick for more information smedick@aacc.org.
FAR Committee Chairs

A lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes at FAR by our committee chairs!

Membership Chair & Nonprofit Member Breakfast Chair
Jennifer Brearey, CGMA, CPA,  Advamed & FAR Secretary

The Membership Committee establishes recruiting and retention programs for Nonprofit Members. 

The Nonprofit Breakfast committee is a subcommittee of the Program Committee and plans nonprofit breakfasts for peer-to-peer networking and educational discussions. 

Program Chair
Pam Furneaux, CAE,  Electronic Transactions Association & FAR Vice-Chair

The Program Committee identifies topics and recommends speakers for monthly luncheons and programs such as nonprofit member breakfasts,  and other events. Arranges for certification credit where appropriate.

Finance Chair
Leila Green, CPA, RTCA & FAR Treasurer

The Finance Committee reviews financial statements, assists in preparation of budget, audit, and investments.

Marketing & Communications Chair
Eric West, LEED AP,  West, Lane & Schlager & FAR Board Director

Coordinates and develops with FAR staff the content of newsletters and other member communications.

Nominating & Leadership Development Chair
Susan Medick, CAE, CPA, Telecommunications Industry Association & a former FAR Chair

The Nominating & Leadership Development Committee develops a matrix of skill sets needed for board consideration and oversees the election process. 

Holiday Luncheon Chair
Jennifer Zydney, PNC & FAR Board Director

The Holiday Luncheon Committee plans the annual FAR member-only holiday event and activities.

Certifications Chair
Joe Stangl, CPA, Air Force Association & FAR Board Director

The Certifications Committee is a subcommittee of the Program Committee and reviews materials and learning objectives for monthly educational programs.

FAR Expands Certification Opportunities

What do you collect?

FAR now offers the following certification credit for those events that meet the requirements established by issuing organizations, such as NASBA, ASAE, and the Association for Finance Professionals. *An earlier version transposed the CAE and CPE credentialing links.
  • CAE - Certified Association Professional (ASAE
  • CTP - Certified Treasury Professional (AFP)
  • FP&A - Financial Planning & Analysis Professional (AFP)
  • CPE -  Continuing Professional Education (NASBA
You may select the credits you collect in your FAR event registration or contact hq@far-roundtable.org for additional assistance.
Upcoming FAR Nonprofit Breakfasts & Luncheons

Nonprofit Member Breakfast - "Protecting the Mission: How is Your Nonprofit Balancing Your Organizational Goals with the Goals of Your Key Financial Stakeholders?"  moderated by Xiaowei Zheng, CFO, The Community Partnership & FAR board member

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Wells Fargo | 1300 I Street NW, 12th Floor | Washington, DC 20005
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Luncheon - "What Every Exempt Organization Should Know About Tax Reform" presented by John Huskins, Principal, Johnson Lambert LLP

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 11:15 am - 1:30 pm
City Club | 555 13th Street, NW | Washington, DC  20009

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Nonprofit Member Breakfast - "Leading at Your Organization and Beyond" moderated by Tom Harlow, Executive VP - Finance & Administration, Conference of State Bank Supervisors & FAR Chair

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am
CSBS | 1129 20th Street, N.W., 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20036

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Members in the News
Our members are busy! Check out the latest news about member career recognition, helping in the community, and much more! ( Click here)

Career Center
Have a career opportunity you'd like to post to the FAR Career Center? Send it to hq@far-roundtable.org! (Please send as a Word document.) 



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