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Grant Writing 101: Reviewing the Basics of Grant Writing

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Bret Ratner is the Vice President of Grants at Good Shepherd Services (GSS), a large NYC-based nonprofit that serves more than 28,000 children and families annually through over 90 programs. In this role, he supervises a team of six Grants Managers and Grant Writers that are responsible for securing funding from NYC, NY State, and federal government agencies as well as a robust portfolio of over 50 private foundations and corporations. Prior to working at GSS, he was the Director of Institutional Advancement at the Educational Alliance and has also been a Development Officer at ExpandED Schools. Finally, Bret has his Master’s in Journalism from Marquette University and completed Columbia University’s Developing Leaders for Nonprofit Professionals program.
Jay Roscup has served as an afterschool youth worker, ELA teacher, non-profit Executive and school administrator. He operated as the Safe Schools Healthy Students Project Director role at Sodus CSD and the Director of the Community Schools Initiative in Lyons for a competitive NYS grant. In those roles, he organized building supports, served on student intervention teams, and worked in areas ranging from early childhood to juvenile justice and mental health. Currently, Jay is the Community Schools Director for Wayne County Community Schools where he supports coordinators at four schools on the journey to being Full Service Community Schools and is a Project Director for a Full Service Community Schools grant.


February 15
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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