Nonprofit Roundtable Lunch - Grace Chung Becker, Esq., Former Civil Rights Div. Chief 2/20

All Wharton Club members & their guests interested in nonprofit & government sectors
are Invited to lunch & discussion & comments about
Grace Chung Becker, Fmr. Asst AG for Civil Rights in the Bush Administration

TOPIC: Grace Chung Becker, Esq., -- who just finished serving as the Bush Administration's Assistant Attorney General leading the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will meet on Friday, February 20th with the Wharton Nonprofit Roundtable. From her, you will gain insight into the Bush Administration and Justice Department that you probably did NOT gain from reading the Washington Post, NY Times, or other publications.

A graduate of the Wharton School and the Georgetown University Law Center, Ms. Becker will provide a glimpse of what it's like to serve in the leadership of the Justice Department, where she assumed her senior role only two turbulent months after the resignation of embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. She will also provide insight about the many challenges facing newly named Attorney General Eric Holder, as he attempts to restore the department's credibility and authority. While at the department, Ms. Becker served in both the Civil Rights and Criminal divisions, as well as in many other key roles in Washington. These included stints at the Pentagon, the U.S. Court of Appeals, as Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee and as Assistant General Counsel at the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

At the Department of Justice, Ms. Becker's duties including supervising 700 employees in the nationwide enforcement of over 30 federal civil rights statutes, with a budget exceeding $100 million.  Under her leadership, the Division filed the highest annual number of criminal civil rights prosecutions and employment discrimination cases in the Division’s 51-year history.  It conducted record high numbers of fair housing tests in 2007 and 2008 and entered into the first-of-its-kind settlement under the Americans with Disabilities Act with the International Spy Museum.

DATE: You are invited to participate in the Wharton Nonprofit Roundtable’s next luncheon meeting Friday, February 20 from 12 noon to 2 pm. Lunch will be provided.

(Meetings are third Friday of EVERY month - so go ahead and mark your calendar! For the 2009, these meetings will be held on 3/20, 4/17, 5/15, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/18)

TIME: 12 noon - 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided.

PRICE: Members (and their guests) who register in advance no later than 3 pm Thursday, 12/18, on this website: $15/person in advance (program and full lunch)

Others (including members who register late - and all guests and non-members): $25/person for lunch and program (still a very good deal)

LOCATION: The downtown Washington, DC offices of Care2, at 1100 15th Street, NW (on the northwestern corner of 15th and L Streets), Suite 600. FYI, Care2 shares the sixth floor with Oxfam America. If you come by Metro, Care2’s building is located two blocks north of the McPherson Square station (orange and blue lines) and three blocks East of the Farragut North station (red line).

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About Our Host, Care2:

Care2 ( is the largest online community of “conscious consumers," empowering its 9 million members to discover, share and take action to support great causes and nonprofit organizations. Care2 members make a difference!

In addition to serving as an advertising outlet for thousands of socially responsible companies, Care2 has worked with more than 350 leading nonprofits, helping them to recruit new grassroots members and donors online, from among Care2’s civically active membership. To date, Care2 has recruited millions of its mostly female members (average age = 39) to join and support nonprofits, pumping more than $4 million per year into the nonprofit sector through individual donations made by Care2 members. Care2 also helps nonprofit groups to win many victories to protect human rights, save the environment, and advance the welfare of women, children, animals, and other great causes.

For more information about Care2, contact Clinton O’Brien (WG ‘95) at 202-785-7308 or Also visit for a wealth of information about how nonprofits use Care2 successfully for online fundraising, advocacy and member recruitment.

For more information about the Wharton Nonprofit Roundtable, or to become a sponsor -- which costs very little, but provides great exposure -- please contact Alan Schlaifer, Wharton Club President, 301-365-8999 ( or Clinton O'Brien, Roundtable co-chair, 703-447-5162 (

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