On-Demand Video

Hearing from the Regulators (2022 Nonprofit Institute Session)

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  • Start Date:2022-05-17 20:00:00
  • End Date:2024-05-17 20:00:00
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  • Level:Intermediate
  • Topics:Nonprofits

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Chief Deputy Attorney General Mark Pacella discusses the state Attorney General’s role in regulating nonprofit organizations. This session focuses on:

  • How the Attorney General identifies issues to be investigated
  • The review process
  • How the Attorney General prioritizes 
  • The cooperation among various state and federal agencies

The session also explores current trends regulators are seeing in a more virtual, pandemic/post-pandemic world. 

Recorded at the Nonprofit Law Institute in May 2022.


Evelyn McGravey Esq.

Ms. McGravey is a nonprofit law attorney with the Cheshire Law Group. Her commitment to public service has been at the forefront of both her professional and personal life. From volunteering in her community to serving as the Pro Bono Coordinator of a Top 100 law firm, she has focused her career on helping others shape their social consciousness and to convert their concepts into reality. She provides guidance to help nonprofits achieve positive outcomes and finds practical and ethical solutions that enable nonprofits to pursue their passion and purpose while easing their worries with top quality “on call” legal care. She graduated with a B.A. degree, cum laude, from the Pennsylvania State University in 1995 and Rutgers University School of Law with a J.D. degree in 1998 with high honors. She previously served for nine years as an elected member of the East Greenwich New Jersey Board of Education, charged with overseeing and managing the district’s affairs, personnel and properties. Ms. McGravey formerly worked as an attorney at Cozen O’Connor, P.C., where she practiced litigation, focusing on complex property subrogation matters. 

Mark Pacella Esq.

Mr. Pacella received his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and J.D. from the Antioch School of Law. A member of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, he currently serves as the Chief Deputy Attorney General of its Charitable Trusts and Organizations Section, which performs the office’s supervisory role over property committed to charitable purposes. Mr. Pacella is a Past-President of the National Association of State Charity Officials (“NASCO,” an affiliate of the National Association of Attorneys General), and served on the Advisory Board of the Charities Regulation and Oversight Project of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School. He also served as a NASCO liaison to Part II of the American Law Institute’s project on the Principles of the Law of Nonprofit Organizations and is currently a member of the Board of Advisors for the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at the New York University School of Law. A member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, he is a frequent course planner and faculty member at a number of nonprofit and charitable trust conferences, and a veteran of the United States Navy.

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