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Centennial Speaker Series: Perspectives on Best Practices in Nonprofit Governance from ASPCA Board Chair Sally Spooner

Wednesday, January 27
12 – 1 p.m.

Join us for a lunchtime fireside chat featuring Sally Spooner, recently appointed chair of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (ASPCA) board of directors. Founded in 1866, the ASPCA has emerged as one of the most effective and venerable nonprofit organizations in the world. Serving as the chairperson, Spooner will join Donna Rapaccioli, dean of the Gabelli School of Business, to explore the history and mission of the ASPCA, lessons in leadership from the C-suite, and how the ASPCA pivoted during the COVID-19 public health crisis to care for pets and their owners.

12 p.m.: Welcome Remarks and Speaker Introduction: Donna Rapaccioli, dean of the Gabelli School of Business

12:08 p.m.: Fireside Chat: Sally Spooner and Dean Rapaccioli

12:45 p.m.: Audience Q&A

1 p.m.: Closing Remarks: Dean Rapaccioli

About the Speaker
Spooner has been a member of the ASPCA’s board of directors since 2004, most recently serving as vice chair. Her 16-year board tenure also included serving as chair of the Development Committee and the Animal Welfare Committee and serving on committees dedicated to the ASPCA Humane Awards Luncheon and the ASPCA Bergh Ball. Spooner, who has worked as an advertising executive in New York and Chicago, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from University of Chicago and her Master of Business Administration degree from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.