News Release

Laurie E. Bick-Jensen
Director, Public Relations
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 295-1164

Wilmington University Panelists Explain the Nonprofit Sector in Government and Public Policy Speaker Series

Wilmington University’s Government and Public Policy program and the External Affairs Department will present “Government Relations: Public Policy and the Nonprofit Sector” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20. This free event will be held in the auditorium of the Audrey Doberstein Admissions Center on the University’s New Castle campus. 

Nonprofit organizations are the “third sector” of American society. Along with government and business, the nonprofit sector helps to set the policy agenda at the local, state and federal level.

This installment of the speaker series features a distinguished panel of directors from area nonprofits, including Jim Coyne of United Way of Delaware; John Baker of DANA; Sara Grainger of Philadelphia Health Corp. of the Health Federation of Philadelphia (formerly of the Delaware HIV Consortium); Joanna Champney of Delaware Center for Justice; Charlotte Barnes of Delaware Agents for Change; Deborah Wilson of Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League.

John Taylor, Executive Director of the Delaware Public Policy Institute, an affiliate of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, will be the panel moderator.  Mr. Taylor is a member of the Advisory Board of the Government and Public Policy program at Wilmington University. 

The goal of the Government Relations Speaker Series is to enlighten students, faculty, staff and the public on government policy, development and administration.

About Wilmington University

Wilmington University is a private, nonprofit university committed to providing flexible, career-oriented traditional and online undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs and offering small class sizes, individualized attention and affordable tuition. For more information, contact Wilmington University at 302-356-INFO (4636), via email at or visit our web site at


Published: Monday, March 11, 2013 - New Castle, DE