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Member News August 2010

David Jaffe, CAE, Jaffe Management, Inc., was among 57 association executives who recently received the CAE designation from the American Society of Association Executives. 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the CAE program, which has served to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate those who demonstrate knowledge essential to the practice of association management. The CAE program recently earned accreditation from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

The Synagogue Leadership Initiative of the UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey has retained Nicole Millman-Falk, Millman-Falk Communications, to develop a new collaborative programming initiative-one book, one community. The purpose of the program is to engage the Bergen, Passaic, and Northern Hudson Jewish communities in shared conversations and learning by a selected book and its related themes.

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) released its Historic Collection, a portfolio of more than 125 hotels and resorts worldwide with historic significance. Among the list in New York are the Jumeirah Essex House, New York Palace Hotel, which successfully merges the historic Villard Mansion built in 1882 with a contemporary 55-story hotel tower in midtown Manhattan; the InterContinental New York Barclay, originally built in 1926 under the aegis of the Vanderbilt family; and the Loews Regency Hotel New York.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP) are involved in discussions aimed at developing an affiliation agreement and forming a united organization dedicated to advancing ethical fundraising and philanthropic planning practice. AFP (which encompasses 30,000 fundraisers working in all aspects of the profession) and PPP (which represents over 8,000 individual and council members working in the area of philanthropic planning) are two of the largest fundraising organizations in the world. An affiliation between the two would help unify the fundraising profession and strengthen the holistic approach to serving donors and the charitable missions that they support. An affiliation would also provide greater educational opportunities; increased distribution and use of best standards and ethical practices; and a stronger voice on issues related to public policy, fundraising practice, and donor service.

Venable LLP has taken top-tier rankings in two closely watched annual surveys of leading trademark counsel. Venable ranks in the top 10 nationally among law firms with trademark practices as tracked by Trademark Insider, which monitors filings with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Trademark Insider also ranked Venable the number one trademark filer among Washington, DC, law firms, at the same time placing practice leader Mark Harrison among the Top 20 trademark attorneys in the U.S. In addition, Intellectual Property Today, which keeps tabs on law firms with trademark practices based on number of registrations issued, ranked Venable Number 12 in its own annual list of most active law firms.

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