Charities Symposium

Attorney General of the State of New York
Charities Bureau
Charities Symposium – Doing Well While Doing Good

June 27, 2019

University at Buffalo
Lippes Concert Hall (Inside Slee Hall)
105 Slee Hall
Amherst, NY


8:30 - 9:00


9:00 – 9:15

Welcome and Introduction

9:15 – 10:15

Up-Date from the Charities Bureau: The Attorney General’s Oversight Role for New York Not-for-Profits

James G. Sheehan, Bureau Chief
NYS Attorney General’s Charities Bureau

10:15- 10:30


10:30 - 11:30

Developing a Fiscally Accountable Organization

Kelly Mathews, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President,
Financial Management Group - New York Council on Nonprofits

11:30 – 12:30

Preparing for and Completing Property Transactions Guidance for Not-for-Profit and Religious Corporations

Donna Cole-Paul, Charities Bureau’s Transactions Section Chief

Melissa Thore, Assistant Attorney General
Buffalo Regional Office


Concluding Remarks