News from FedcapFedcap Hosts Delegation from Jiangxi Provence
On Thursday January 9th Fedcap proudly hosted a delegation of government officials from Jiangxi Province in the People’s Republic of China. The 21-member delegation included a mayor, academic leaders, and deputy directors and division chiefs from provincial and government offices.
The officials are on a 17-day visit to the United States to attend the Certificate Program in Public Administration at Rutgers University. The visit was hosted by the Rutgers China Office, the Huamin Research Center and the Institute for Families at the Rutgers School for Social Work.
Representing Rutgers was Doug Behan, Director of Continuing Education, Rutgers Institute for Families; Julissa Vizcaino, Associate Program Manager and FDC Coordinator, and Wendy Tan, Administrative Assistant, Rutgers China Office.
The visit with Fedcap enabled to delegates to learn about the U.S. nonprofit model, which is different from the Chinese model. Fedcap Chief Operating Officer Joe Giannetto provided the visitors with an overview of Fedcap’s history, mission, services and governance, and strategic growth plan. The guests asked numerous questions about Fedcap and U.S. nonprofits in general. A number of Fedcap managers were on hand to answer questions.
Members of the delegation were impressed by the scope and breadth of Fedcap’s activities and services. In China, NGOs that are not directly tied to the government tend to be much smaller.
“The delegation was intrigued by Fedcap’s level of innovation in pursing different types of businesses and services,” said Doug Behan. “It was an interesting and thorough overview of the remarkable work being done at Fedcap.”
The delegation was provided a lunch prepared by students at the Fedcap Culinary School, and was treated to a showing of “The 2013 Year in Review” video, which was produced for Fedcap’s Celebration of Work Gala.
After the luncheon the Jiangxi delegation visited the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island where Fedcap’s Total Facilities Management business – one of the nation’s leading nonprofit custodial and facilities maintenance operations – provides cleaning and janitorial services under a longtime federal government contract through SourceAmerica.
Fedcap staff gave the visitors a tour of Liberty Island and facilities, providing them with a rewarding experience.
“Fedcap always welcomes the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with local and international partners,” said Fedcap COO Joe Giannetto. “This event was as rewarding for us as it was for the delegation, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Rutgers to host these types of events.”