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ECMC Group Partners with UCLA Law to Launch Annual Symposium on Philanthropy and Nonprofits

“Maurice Salter Endowed Lecture in Nonprofits and Philanthropy” designed to educate and expand awareness of issues impacting the sector

February 06, 2023

Minneapolis-based ECMC Group has donated $100,000 to the UCLA Foundation for UCLA Law’s Program on Philanthropy and Nonprofits to establish the Maurice Salter Endowed Lecture in Nonprofits and Philanthropy. This program will bring leading academic and industry experts to the UCLA campus to address critical issues in the nonprofit field and will be open to students and practitioners in this sector.

“As both a nonprofit and a leader in the postsecondary education space, we understand the importance of bringing a variety of voices to the table to educate and create positive change,” said Dan Fisher, president and CEO of ECMC Group. “This program honors Dr. Salter’s service to ECMC Group as a member of our Board of Directors for more than a decade and his commitment to helping the nonprofit sector’s future leaders, who will be essential to bring about change and advance our nation’s future.”

The lecture series aims to support students and professionals working for nonprofits by providing insights into the challenges and opportunities unique to the sector while sharing best practices and information about solving real-world problems. It was developed in recognition of Maurice Salter, Ed.D., a UCLA alumnus and member of the UCLA Foundation board of directors, as well as a member of ECMC Group’s Board of Directors. Dr. Salter has been a strong supporter of student success initiatives for more than 25 years.

“I am honored that this program will help to prepare practitioners in the philanthropic and nonprofit arenas to better address real challenges and opportunities in order to better drive improvements in the lives of our neighbors,” said Salter.

Each lecture will be recorded or broadcast live and will be available to interested parties through ECMC Group.

“As an organization committed to promoting philanthropy, this donation from ECMC Group aligns with our work to empower innovators and nonprofit leaders,” said Rose Chan Loui, the inaugural director of the Program on Philanthropy and Nonprofits. “This gift will allow us to prepare existing and future nonprofit practitioners to advance the industry and take an action-focused approach moving forward.”

To learn more, contact Rose Chan Loui at

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