DC Metro - Non-Profit Breakfast & Business Cards

Time: Tuesday, August 29 | 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: W&M Washington Center | 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 705 | Washington, DC

Michael Steelman, Director of Alumni Career Management and Professional Networks

One Tribe. One Network.

Join fellow alumni professionals in the DC region for a networking breakfast featuring a discussion on visonary and strategic social change with alumnae Nicole Lynn Lewis '03, Founder & CEO of Generation Hope and Holli Rivera '91, President of Intentional Philanthropy.

Whether you want to look for new business opportunities or simply connect with the W&M community in DC, don't miss this networking breakfast with alumni interested in the latest issues in the non-profit world.

Bring your business cards and join us for conversation, camaraderie and networking among W&M alumni.

Cost: $10 (includes breakfast)

Event Program:
7:30 – 8:00 AM – Breakfast and Networking
8:00 – 8:30 AM – Discussion
8:30 – 9:00 AM – Networking




In 2003, Nicole Lynn Lewis graduated from William & Mary as a teen mother who had overcome homelessness and a drug-infested environment to achieve the impossible.  After several years in the workforce honing her skills in communications and nonprofit management and learning about the needs of teen parents across the country, Nicole founded Generation Hope in Washington, D.C. in 2010.  Named a CNN Hero in 2014, Nicole has used her skills in social entrepreneurship to launch an organization that is making a real difference.  Read more of Nicole's story here.


Holli Rivera '91, has more than twenty years of experience helping private foundations, donors and individuals achieve their intended impact. She combines practical, on the ground, community experience with strategic vision. As President of Intentional Philanthropy, Holli approaches her role with a combined appreciation for the legal, tax and grantmaking responsibilities of private foundations and a deep concern for the relational success of the foundation directors with one another and in their chosen community.  Prior to founding Intentional Philanthropy, Holli served as Managing Director at Arabella Advisors. In this capacity, Holli led Arabella’s client service team providing strategic planning, foundation management, family engagement and "beyond dollars" grantmaking strategies to individual donors and family foundations. From 2001 to 2008, Holli served on the senior leadership team of Exponent Philanthropy (then the Association of Small Foundations), a national association serving foundations with few or no staff. While at Exponent, Holli served as Director of Educational Programs, facilitating hundreds of foundation workshops, overseeing the completion of ASF’s Trustee Leadership Seminar and launching the association’s first Next Generation Seminar for multi-generational family foundations.