RECENT NEWS:

Ken Goody Joins The Kavelman Group   Sep 10th, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Ken Goody has joined The Kavelman Group, bringing over 25 years of experience with private and family foundations, family offices, financial and nonprofit institutions. He has created grantmaking programs and philanthropic policies and procedures for private, corporate and community foundations; has written numerous strategic ... read more ...

Buff Kavelman Elected to Free Speech for People Board   Oct 18th, 2013

In September 2013, Buff Kavelman was elected to the Board of Free Speech for People, a national nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to challenge the misuse of corporate power and restore republican democracy to the people. The organization was co-founded by John Bonifaz, recipient of the 1999 MacArthur Fellowship and ... read more ...

“In Big-Dollar Philanthropy, (Your Name Here) vs. Anonymity”   May 30th, 2013

Buff Kavelman was interviewed by New York Times reporter Mark Oppenheimer for his May 11, 2013 article on major philanthropic giving in New York City. Through the lens of Judeo-Christian teaching on giving, Mr. Oppenheimer examined donor motives behind named and anonymous gifts. Ms. Kavelman shared insights from her work ... read more ...

Good Boards/Bad Boards: What Makes Them So and Why It Matters   May 1st, 2013

Buff Kavelman, President of Kavelman Group Philanthropic Advisors, recently led a Lunch and Learn discussion on best practices in nonprofit and foundation governance with Isabel Miranda, Founder of Law Offices of Isabel Miranda, LLC. The program was sponsored by the New York Philanthropic Advisors Network (NYPAN). Ms. Kavelman and Ms. Miranda ... read more ...

White House Business Briefing Regarding Budget and Fiscal Cliff   Dec 10th, 2012

Through her involvement with the American Sustainable Business Council, Buff Kavelman participated in a White House briefing call on November 30th with senior Administration officials on President Obama's plan for the budget and the current situation regarding the fiscal cliff. Business leaders who took part in this conversation were encouraged ... read more ...

Money and Politics: The Impact of Citizens United on the 2012 Presidential Election   Dec 4th, 2012

On September 20, Buff Kavelman co-hosted a panel discussion at Philanthropy New York, in conjunction with Funding Exchange, The Century Foundation, The Sister Fund and FCCP Money in Politics Working Group. The event featured speakers John Bonifaz (Co-Founder and Executive Director of Free Speech for People), Maxim Thorne (Activist, Philanthropist ... read more ...

American Youth Leadership Program Sponsored by the State Department   May 21st, 2012

Buff Kavelman recently served on the selection committee for the American Youth Leadership Program in Peru, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State in partnership with World Savvy. This unique cultural exchange program will bring together U.S. and Peruvian students and U.S. ... read more ...

A Conversation with Jennifer Buffet and Robert F. Sherman   May 1st, 2012

On January 12th, 2012, Jennifer Buffet, President and Co-Chair of the NoVo Foundation, and Robert F. Sherman, Director of NoVo's Initiative for Social and Emotional Learning, participated in a luncheon program co-hosted by New York Philanthropic Advisors Network (NYPAN) and Philanthropy New York (PNY). Buff Kavelman, a NYPAN Board Member, ... read more ...

We’ve Moved!   Dec 30th, 2011

Happy New Year from our new office! Please note that we are now located at 59 East 54th Street, New York, NY 10022.