Mark Your Calendar!

The Center is excited to announce that Tori Murden McClure will deliver the opening plenary address at the 2009 Risk Management and Finance Summit for Nonprofits on Monday, September 21. The conference will be held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

Tori is best known as the first woman and first American to row a boat solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She was also the first woman and first American to travel over land to the geographic South Pole, skiing 750 miles from the ice shelf to the pole. Tori’s accomplishments have been chronicled in ten books, 30 major magazines and an award-winning documentary.

Tori is the author of a new book titled, A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean, which chronicles Tori’s two solo journeys across the Atlantic in her handcrafted boat American Pearl. These ocean trips became extraordinary, life-changing “voyages of self-discovery.” During her Summit appearance Tori will share some hard-earned lessons from both success and failure. Those fortunate to hear Tori’s address will be inspired by her grit and determination as well as her ability to learn and grow from professional, educational and other life experiences…her premise is that everything we do is an opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Tori is no stranger to the nonprofit world and the discipline of risk management. She brings a unique perspective on risk-taking and risk management to this year’s conference. Professionally, Tori has worked as Chaplain at Boston City Hospital, executive director of a shelter for homeless women, and with Muhammad Ali to assist with early efforts to create the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville. She currently serves as Vice President for External Relations, Enrollment Management, and Student Affairs at Spalding University.

The 2009 Summit, including our opening keynote session, is a not-to-be-missed educational opportunity for the fall. With an affordable registration fee and content-packed curriculum, you’ll find generous doses of inspiration, information and invaluable networking at this year’s conference.

A full conference program\featuring details on the plenary sessions and conference workshops\can be found on the Center’s web site at

Questions about the Summit program or logistics? Contact the Nonprofit Risk Management Center at (202) 785-3891 or

Corporate Sponsors Support Summit Mission and Programming

The Nonprofit Risk Management Center is deeply grateful for the generous financial support provided by our 2009 Corporate Sponsors. Each of the companies listed below has made a generous contribution to support the 2009 Risk Management and Finance Summit for Nonprofits, scheduled for September 20-22 in Austin, TX.

To visit the web sites of these companies, visit the Summit page on the Center’s web site and scroll down to the list of Corporate Sponsors.

  • Charity First Insurance Services, Inc.
  • Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
  • Great American Insurance Group
  • LexisNexis
  • Monitor Liability Managers, LLC
  • Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
  • Mutual of America
  • NonProfits United
  • OneBeacon Professional Partners
  • Philadelphia Insurance Companies
  • Riverport Insurance Company
  • David Szerlip & Associates