Steven L. Schwartz

Speaking in Turning Difficult Conversations into Productive Mission-Driven Strategies at 11:15 am for the Ignited Leadership track.

Principal Advisor, Philanthropic Visions, former FIU Executive Director of Estate and Planned Giving, Founding Fellow and Past President of the International Academy of Mediators, Visiting Professor in Law and Conflict Resolution (University of Michigan, University of Florida), Lawyer/Mediator/Arbitrator domestic and international environments

Steve’s passion for working in the philanthropic arena arises from his commitment to improve individual quality of life through building engaged communities. Learning lessons from his roles as a lawyer, mediator, university law and business school professor, fundraising professional, donor, parent, husband and sailor, his life’s latest iteration is as a nonprofit strategist. In this capacity, he helps nonprofits build and motivate their boards to become strong mission advocates and fundraising champions; and works directly with donors and their professional advisors to select techniques that fulfill their desire to do good in the world.


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