Beccaria & Associates LLC works collaboratively with a number of independently established professionals.
Morgen Cheshire, ESQ. Affiliate Counsel
Morgen Cheshire has dedicated her legal career to serving nonprofit organizations. She was formerly a Partner at Schnader Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP, a national law firm headquartered in Philadelphia, where she co-chaired the Nonprofit Practice Group. She founded Morgen Cheshire, Esquire LLC in July 2011.
You can view her website here morgencheshireesquire.com
Education and Licenses
Morgen earned her Bachelor's degree from Grinnell College in 1997 (history major), and her law degree from Temple University School of Law, cum laude, in 2003. She spent her third year of law school at Columbia School of Law studying art law, and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar Association in 2003. Prior to private practice, she was a legal intern for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and clerked for Judge William H. Yohn, Jr., of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Morgen teaches a course on nonprofit organizations for the graduate Public Policy Program at Drexel University. She is a cub reporter for Paul Streckfus' EO Tax Journal, and is a member of the Tax-Exempt Organizations Subcommittee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association. She is also a member of the Associates Advisory Board for the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Recognitions and Awards
Designated one of Pennsylvania's 2010 "Lawyers on the Fast Track" by The Legal Intelligencer.Named a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star" for Nonprofit Law in 2009-2010.Recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Award in 2009.
Suzanne R. Jackson, CPA
After 34 years of providing accounting and tax services through Chester County based CPA firms, Suzanne has opened her own CPA firm, SR Jackson LLC. The primary objectives of her services are to deliver high-grade consulting on business, financial and tax issues and for clients to recognize and value accounting services as a business asset.
Her objectives are based on goals centered on providing "5 Star Accounting and Tax Services" through:
- Responding to client inquiries within 24 hours
- Completing client services in advance of deadlines
- Eliminating tax surprises with proper planning and communication
- Improving accuracy and efficiency via technology
- Utilizing key performance indicators to solidify strategic planning
- Providing competitive, fair pricing for services
She has managed accounting and tax services for privately held business clients representing varied industries including: construction, manufacturing, real estate development, automobile dealerships, employee benefits, medical practices, business and personal services, retail and non-profit organizations.
Since the beginning of her career, Suzanne has always been active in civic, professional and community organizations. In the history of the Women's Referral Network of Chester County (WRN), Suzanne has served on the Board of Directors for about 10 years where she was the President, Treasurer and chaired their annual Awards Dinner. Her membership and involvement with the WRN dates back to 1989. In 2010, the WRN named Suzanne as the Business Woman of the Year. Suzanne currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Chester County Food Bank (CCFB) as Treasurer for the Organization. She has also served as chairperson of the Small Business Advisory Group for the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry.
Suzanne earned her BSBA in accounting from Bloomsburg University. She currently resides in Malvern with her husband Kris and three sons.
Connie Carter, CFRE
Creating the Conditions for Growth for Non-Profits
Connie Carter has a passion for helping organizations to build their fund raising capacity and effectiveness. You can view her website here: www.sylviacarter.com.
Connie holds a B.S. in Human Sevices from New Hampshire College. Connie's experience includes 39 years in non-profit campaign management, fundraising, and program and organizational development. Her knowledge of how to build and sustain effective non-profit organizations has helped scores of clients to increase their ability to raise funds to support their missions.
- Pre-Campaign Studies/Evaluating Campaign Readiness
- Management of Capital and Annual Campaigns
- Strategic Planning
- Building Effective Boards of Directors
- Custom-designed Workshops for Boards and Staff on topics such as: Key Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board, The Board's Role in Fund Raising, Building Your Fundraising Network, Non-Profit Finance 101, Tips for the Top Performing Non-Profit Board, Cultivating and Soliciting Major Gifts, Managing the Life Cycles of a Non-Profit Organization
- Development Program Assessments and Plans
- Creating and Sustaining an Effective Development Committee
Connie is a skilled teacher and meeting facilitator, and brings a unique, inclusive and collaborative approach to helping organizations to develop effective, user-friendly strategic plans. Each project is individually crafted to meet the organization's needs and goals. Frequently the outcome is not only an excellent plan, but increased communication and improved working relationships between all those involved.
Connie regularly shares her professional expertise with the community by teaching workshops and classes for Delaware County Community College, the Chester County Community Foundation, Delaware Valley Grantmakers, the Mid Atlantic Consortium of Education Foundations, and others.
Core Values & Principles
Connie works closely with each client to determine the organization's priorities and goals. She listens carefully and then responds with customized strategies crafted to meet each organization's unique challenges and opportunities.
Connie provides top quality consulting services based on her many decades of experience in the non-profit sector. Her work is guided by the following core values:
- offering solutions that are realistic, achievable and appropriate to each organization
- respecting and developing an understanding of each organization's unique culture
- building collaborative, effective working relationships with board and staff
- maintaining the highest ethical principles and standards of professional practice as embraced by the Association of Fundraising Professionals
Chris Golden earned here Associate’s Degree from Montgomery County Community College and her Accounting Degree from Albright College. She furthered her education with a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Wilkes University. Chris has administrative experience in several aspects of the business world. As an accountant with Marshall Jones accounting firm, she worked with clients preparing monthly reports, reconciling accounts, working with auditors, as well as getting clients ready for tax submissions. She has experience as the CFO for Manor of Hope, a residential substance abuse therapeutic community for men located in Oak, Pa. Chris believes in giving back to her community and has volunteered with the Foundation for Pottstown Education in the finance and marketing areas and with the Pottstown and the
Phoenixville Rotary clubs as well as the Pottstown Pride Committee. In her spare time, Chris likes to travel, hike and spend time with her family.