PA Capitol Digest by Crisci Associates Oct 10, 2017
The Public School Employees’ Retirement System Tuesday reported the Fund posted a positive return of 10.14 percent for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017 (FY 2017) and earned $5 billion in investment income net of fees. PSERS Chief Investment Officer, James Grossman, Jr., explained during last Thursday's Investment Committee meeting, “This past fiscal year can be characterized as a “risk-on” period where taking concentrated equity risk significantly paid off for those investors willing and able to take that level of equity risk. By taking less equity risk and managing a more diversified portfolio, PSERS is endeavoring to achieve its actuarial return target over time with less volatility in annual returns. While this past year’s market environment was not as favorable for our allocation relative to other investors that hold a higher equity allocation, PSERS still generated a solid fiscal year return well in excess of its 7.25% return assumption.” PSERS’ top performing asset classes included U.S. and Non-U.S. Equities, Private Markets, High Yield Fixed Income, and Infrastructure. Grossman continued, “Active management was a significant contributor to performance, adding over $1.7 billion relative to the Board-approved policy benchmark. Active management added value in most asset classes this past fiscal year relative to passively managed alternatives, as 13 of 15 asset classes outperformed their policy benchmarks.”
Hosted by Take Action Give 5 and POWER Saturday, October 21 at 1 PM - 4 PM
Penn Wood Senior High School 100 Green Ave, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania 19050
POWER Interfaith and Take Action Give 5 are pleased to invite you to a free event designed to educate and activate Delaware County citizens on issues related to education equity in our schools, county, and state. The Take Action Community Forum on Education Equity will be held Saturday, October 21st from 1-4 pm at Penn Wood High School, 100 Green Avenue, Lansdowne. We will host a panel of dynamic and illustrious speakers to explain why such education inequity exists in PA, offer ways to get involved, and answer audience questions. After the panel, our engaged and motivated audience will learn how to get involved with organizations working for education equity Delco. We aim to connect local activists - those new to the game and those with a lifetime of experience - with education equity advocacy and direct service organizations in Delco. Click here for list of panelists.
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 | 9:00am-5:00pm Crowne Plaza Harrisburg, PA
Crowne Plaza Harrisburg-Hershey 23 S 2nd St. Harrisburg, PA
Join us for a one-day redistricting conference in Harrisburg for volunteers, supporters, academics, press and legislators. Gubernatorial candidates, legislative leaders and national redistricting experts have been invited to speak about gerrymandering and the potential for reform. In the afternoon there will be breakout sessions on redistricting issues of interest, including new gerrymandering standards and details on litigation in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and other states.
Seventh Annual Pennsylvania Arts and Education Symposium, November 2, 2017 Camp Hill
The 2017 Pennsylvania Arts and Education will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg Convention Center in Camp Hill. See the agenda here.
Early Bird Registration ends September 30.
525 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
Support the Notebook and see Springsteen on Broadway
The notebook October 2, 2017 — 10:57am
Donate $50 or more until Nov. 10, enter to win – and have your donation doubled!
"This music is forever for me. It's the stage thing, that rush moment that you live for. It never lasts, but that's what you live for." – Bruce Springsteen
You can be a part of a unique Bruce Springsteen show in his career – and support local, nonprofit education journalism! Donate $50 or more to the Notebook through Nov. 10, and your donation will be doubled, up to $1,000, through the Knight News Match. Plus, you will be automatically entered to win a pair of prime tickets to see Springsteen on Broadway! One winner will receive two tickets to the 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, show at the Walter Kerr Theatre. These are amazing orchestra section seats to this incredible sold-out solo performance. Don't miss out on your chance to see the Boss in his Broadway debut. Donate to the Notebook today online or by mail at 699 Ranstead St., 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Thursday, November 2, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg Convention Center
Registration October 1 to November 1 - $60; Registration at the Symposium - $70
Full-Time Student Registration (Student ID Required at Symposium Check-In) - $30
Act 48 Credit Available
Registration Opens Tuesday, September 26, 2017