Mid Atlantic Grants Conference


About us

The New Jersey Chapter of the Grant Professional Association is honored and proud that the Grunin Foundation has agreed to be the Presenting Sponsor of our 15th Annual Mid-Atlantic Virtual Grants Conference on Friday, May 21, 2021. This collaboration will promote positive relationships between grant professionals and those they serve. The Grunin Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for all members of our community by using philanthropy to drive economic excellence at the Central Jersey Shore. 

To learn more about the Grunin Foundation, please visit their website at https://gruninfoundation.org/ 

Based on recommendations of the current national health crisis and the unknown variables for 2021, with an abundance of caution and concern for our membership, our May 21st Mid Atlantic Grants Conference will be held virtually.  

Opening Session

Mike Chamberlain, CAE
Chief Executive Officer, Grants Professional Association

David Lindeman
President, Board of Directors
Grant Professionals Certification Institute

Deidre Spiropoulas
President & Co-Founder, Impact 100 Jersey Coast

Luncheon Keynote

Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC, is the cohost of the Fundraising HayDay podcast, author, and national speaker and trainer. Her 25 years of fundraising and grant seeking experience focuses on health and human service nonprofits. She has trained more than 3,000 people as a part of two-day grant writing and grant management workshops, and has presented in more than seven GPA national conferences, international workshops and for multiple GPA chapters Connecting people with opportunities to give and helping nonprofits fund transformative work in their communities are her strongest motivations. Kimberly is co-author of Preparing for the GPC Exam: Earn Your Grant Professional Certified Credential. She is a GPA board member.

Leaders in the Industry Panel Discussion

Jeremy Grunin, President
Grunin Foundation

Jeff Vega, President & CEO
Princeton Area Community Foundation

Mary K Blanusa, Executive Director
Northern NJ Community Foundation

Jerry Flach, VP Corp Responsibility
Valley National Bank




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