(additional photos can be found on the Past Events page)

April 9, 2024: NEWPF Mentoring Kickoff Event



April 4, 2024: Volunteer Opportunity at St. Luke's Soup Kitchen


October 28, 2023: NEWPF volunteered at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey - We prepped 392 family cartons and repacked another 392!

October 27, 2023: NEWPF's first volunteer activity in CT! We volunteered at Camp Courant, serving children of Hartford, CT - a fun morning for a worthwhile cause!


October 12, 2023: Boldly and Brilliantly Build your Brand with MJ Klimas, Principal of PresencePlus LLC. MJ helped us tap into our best selves and leave the event with new tools to enhance Executive Presence, Confidence and Power. The video and powerpoint are available here for 30 days.


July & August 2023: Dine-Arounds!


May 2023: Volunteer Event at Fresh Air Farm in Fishkill, NY:
NEWPF volunteers got a lot done on the Fresh Air Farm—planting, mulching, weeding and composting—all in preparation for the arrival of Fresh Air kids this summer.


April 2023: Mentoring Happy Hour



March 2023: Panel Event on Reinventing NYC


February 2023: Members of the NEWPF Mentoring Committee plan the February 28th Kickoff Event!

December 6, 2022: The Bond Buyer Deal of the Year Gala featuring the Freda Johnson and Trailblazer Awards

Pictured below:  Public Sector winner Deborah Goldberg, Treasurer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (left), Private Sector winner Emilie Ninan, Partner and Co-Chair of Finance Department, Member of Expanded Board, Ballard Spahr LLP (center), and Freda Johnson (right).

2022 Trailblazer Luncheon


September 28, 2022: Mentoring Happy Hour

July & August 2022: Summer Dine-Arounds in NYC - 7 dinners held across NYC

2022 Dine-Around group shot

Board Member Vanessa Youngs and NEWPF diners at Gran Morsi.

2022 Dine-Around group shot

Board Member Alice Cheng and NEWPF diners at Kashkaval Garden.

 2022 Dine-Around group shot

Board Member Neene Jenkins with NEWPF diners at La Gioconda.


Board Member Ana Yordanov with NEWPF diners at Ammos Estiatorio.


Mentoring Committee, 2022

2022 Mentoring Committee: Elaine Brennan, Aditi Gupta, Bonnie Tessler,
Freda Johnson, Alison Radecki, Alice Cheng, and Gera McGuire

September 2021:
Co-hosted with GFOA-CT, NEWPF held an in-person event including opening remarks from the mayors of East Hartford and West Hartford, and a panel moderated by NEWPF Board member Keisha Palmer.



July & August, 2021: Summer Dine-Arounds in NYC and NJ

Cafe Zeugma hosted by
Mary Francoeur and Lisa Cole
Essex hosted by Mary Francoeur
 La Gioconda with hostess Alice Cheng Sea Fire Grill hosted by Neene Jenkins and Kim Vaccari

March 9, 2011
We had a bumper crop of mentors and mentees getting "up close and personal" in Zoom breakout rooms for our annual Mentoring Kick-off Event!


October 7, 2019 - Healthcare Panel

October 3, 2019 - INSIDE OUT: Business Insiders are the New Government Outsiders


September 10, 2019 - A Conversation with Lieutenant Governor Hochul


July and August 2019 - Summer Dine-Arounds! 12 dinners hosted by NEWPF Board Members during NYC Restaurant Week


March 20, 2019: NEWPF Mentoring Event

October 30, 2018: NEWPF Project Finance: Hudson Yards


August 2, 2018: Connecticut Mentoring Event 

NEWPF Board members Bettina Bronisz and Jeanette Weldon hosted a Connecticut Mentoring Event in Hartford on August 2, 2018.

July/August 2018: Summer Dine-Arounds

 July 2018 - Rock Center Cafe - hosted by Freda Johnson and Ann Flynn  July 2018 - Limani - hosted by Neene Jenkins and Leigh Nader
 July 2018 - Cafe Centro - hosted by Eden Perry  August 2018 - Astor Court - hosted by Linda D'Onofrio
August 2018 - Montebello - hosted by Kim Vaccari August 2018 - Little Park - hosted by Mary Francoeur 
August 2018 - Armani - hosted by Alice Cheng  



May 2018: 2rd Annual Tax Reform Panel



April 2018: Annual Mentoring Event


October 2017: Breakfast with Seth Magaziner, Treasurer of Rhode Island


July/August 2017: Dine-Arounds


June 2017: The Municipal Bond Tax Exemption in Perspective


April 2017 Pace University Event


Kim Vaccari (NYCEDC), Cristin Jacoby (Moody’s) and Beth Smayda (ACA Financial Guaranty) participated in a panel introducing Pace University MBA students to careers in public finance and green financing initiatives.  The event was sponsored by Pace’s Graduate Finance Club and Lubin Women in Leadership.

May 2017 Event: UConn's New Hartford Campus - An Overview


March 2017 Mentoring Event



February 2017 Panel on Transportation Sector


December 2016 Speaker: Carole Brown, CFO of the City of Chicago

December 2016 BondBuyer Deal of the Year Gala: Freda Johnson Awards

Kimberly Lyons, Marian Zucker, Freda Johnson, Suzanne Shank, Vivian Altman

Vivian Altman and Kimberly Lyons, Co-Presidents of NEWPF

November 2016 Holiday Party

Xiaolei Guo (mentee), Ana Yordanov (mentor), and Alice Cheng (mentee) 

September 2016 PopUp Happy Hour

July/August 2016 - Dine-Arounds


July 2016 - Leading Ladies

Panel discussion moderated by Freda Johnson, featuring four female heads of Public Finance: Karen Daly (Kroll Bond Rating Agency), Gail Sussman (Moody's Investors Service), Tina Morris (Standard & Poor's), and Jessalynn Moro (Fitch Ratings).


 May 2016 - Making the Best of Ourselves

Presentation by Charlotte A. Lee of Lee Hecht Harrison (one of the world's largest outplacement firms). 
Handouts: Body Language Tips, Phone Interviewing Tips


 April 2016 - Pensions: What is Really Behind the Numbers?

Moderated by Neene Jenkins, featuring Ritta McLaughlin, Les Richmond and Marcia Van Wagner



March 2016 - Mentoring Event


December 2015 - Deal of the Year Gala; Presentation of the 2015 Freda Johnson Awards