Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Montgomery County

If you think that the hour or two you spent helping your favorite cause or the small donation you made doesn’t matter, think again! Come celebrate Earth Day with an insightful panel discussion on the impact of volunteerism from the nonprofit’s perspective. Join Jodi Rose, Executive Director (and Terp Mom) at Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake to discuss how they encourage involvement, recruit volunteers, and how it impacts the organization's sustainability. Included in the panel will be some of their most essential volunteers -- their Board Members and fellow Terp Alum.

Jodi Rose, Executive Director, has worked in the environmental consulting field for 15 years managing soil and groundwater remediation projects and later running her own consulting firm. As a volunteer in her Catholic parish, she spearheaded several environmental and social justice programs that engaged fellow parishioners to live out their faith in action. It was during this time that Jodi decided to shift into nonprofits to work at the intersection of faith and environment. Jodi  became the Executive Director of IPC in 2013 and since that time has grown the team from a staff of 1 to 8 employees, increased its revenues 10-fold and the organization's network now encompasses nearly 350 congregations.

Phillip Chalker is a member of the Board of Trustees for IPC and is Chair of the Advocacy Committee on the board. He currently runs his own practice in Baltimore, specializing in environmental law. Prior to law school, Phillip advocated on behalf of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He later graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Phillip also serves on the Baltimore Jewish Council where he spearheads a leadership development program for young Jewish professionals.