Speaker: Susannah Schaefer

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm


Marano Campus Center auditorium, Room 132

Globally, 1 in every 700 children is born with a cleft lip and/or palate. Clefts are the leading birth defect in many developing countries and over the past 18 years, Smile Train, the world's largest cleft organization, has been able to provide free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care to more than one million children worldwide – currently under SUNY Oswego alumna Susannah Melchior Schaefer's leadership.

The 1990 SUNY Oswego communication graduate will return to her alma mater and present "Changing the World One Smile at a Time" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Marano Campus Center auditorium, room 132.

As chief executive officer of Smile Train, Schaefer leads Smile Train's vision of expanding access to healthcare and increasing local capacity in countries in which the organization helps children with clefts.

In her Oswego talk, she will share her experience as the head of a global nonprofit organization that works in more than 85 developing countries and brought in more than $82 million in contributions, grants and gifts in 2016, according to GuideStar.

Her lecture is part of a speaker series sponsored by the Feinberg Fund, established by 1978 alumnus Robert Feinberg, and his wife, Robbi, to support gender equity in the workplace.

Doors open for a pre-reception at 5:30 p.m., where attendees are invited to enjoy light refreshments and meet the speaker.

For more information, visit https://www.oswego.edu/communications-and-marketing/release/oswego-alumn...

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