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PMI-DVC Dinner Meeting 9/21/2017

Lisa Kauffman

Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
PMI-DVC MEMBER Ended $50.00 $0.00
NON-MEMBER Ended $55.00 $0.00
A limited number of student admissions are available for this event. To attend at this discounted rate, a valid student ID and printed ticket must be presented at the registration desk. Without a valid student ID, the late/walk-in ticket price will be applied, and the balance due.
Ended $30.00 $0.00
LATE/Walk-In 1d 12h 4m $60.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Topic: Using Project Management Skills to Make a Difference in the Community 
2 PDUs*
*1 Leadership and 1 Technical PDU Category

Speakers: Paul and Martha Sharkey

Paul and Martha Sharkey will walk you through their difficult journey of having and caring for twin girls born at just 23 weeks and 5 days gestation and how they used this experience as a way to help other families of premature babies.


As they cared for their twin girls in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Sharkey’s realized that parents of premature babies need support during this critical time and they knew that they wanted to make a difference in the lives of these parents.


How did the Sharkey’s make a difference? In 2010, they founded a non-profit organization, Today is a Good Day, with the sole mission of providing personal and financial support to families of premature babies as they cared for the children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.


Paul and Martha quickly realized that project management skills would be key in making Today is a Good Day a viable and sustainable organization.

They created an initiating process group to socialize their idea. This group provided feedback on mission scope and the costs to become a 501(c)3.  Today is a Good Day has an ongoing executing process group to plan and execute their fundraisers --Pints for Preemies and Grateful for Today Brunch. Over the past two years, these events have raised close to $50,000 for the organization.


Over the past 3.5 years, Today is a Good Day has provided over 1000 care packages to families in need.  Also, a local Preemie Parent Network has been established, 12 families have received direct financial support, and the organization has created a strong partnership with Abington Memorial Hospital and other area hospitals.


Paul and Martha strongly believe in the value of volunteerism and hope that their story will inspire others to contribute their time to volunteer work.


Take-aways include:

  • Taking a difficult life experience and making a difference
  • Using project management skills for life
  • The process of creating a non-profit organization
  • Celebrating TODAY


  • 5:30 – 6:00: Networking
  • 6:00 – 6:45: Dinner (Plated)
  • 6:45 – 7:15: PMI-DVC
  • Chapter Announcements (VP, Programs)
  • Volunteer Recognition
  • Speaker Introduction (Event PM)
  • 7:15 – 8:00: Speaker Topic Presentation
  • 8:00 – 8:30: Raffle and Close

Complimentary self-parking available


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Have questions about PMI-DVC Dinner Meeting 9/21/2017? Contact Lisa Kauffman

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The Inn at Villanova
601 County Line Road
Radnor, PA 19087

Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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