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California Criminal Justice Funders Group 2020 Education Series: Grassroots Organizing

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
2:30pm - 4:00pm

What does it take to win in the fight to end prisons and criminalization? This year, we have seen historic victories from ending police contracts in Oakland’s schools to a plan to close the country’s largest jail facility in Los Angeles. These wins are the result of decades of organizing by communities directly impacted by the Prison Industrial Complex, often happening outside of the spotlight and without adequate funding. In the last session of CCJFG’s 2020 Funder Education Series, we will focus on grassroots organizing: what it entails and why it is central to movement building. We will hear directly from organizers throughout the state about key lessons, including how to prioritize healing and how to organize while incarcerated. We will learn about the importance of funding all aspects of grassroots organizing,from meeting people’s basic needs to base building to policy wins, and how philanthropy can most effectively support the longevity and dignity of movements centered on whole people.  

Please join the California Criminal Justice Funders Group for our 2020 Funder Education Series designed to deepen understanding and engagement of terms commonly heard within the criminal justice field. Our goal is to support funders in aligning themselves with the principles, strategies, and vision of movements and communities fighting against prisons and criminalization, and for the liberation and dignity of system-impacted communities and all people.

Movement leaders from various organizations throughout the state will lead each session, and will utilize an intersectional framework in which to discuss topics through multiple lenses. The series will be accessible online and open to all CCJFG members. 

 

Past Sessions

Prison Industrial Complex Abolition: A conversation amongst funders and organizers about abolition as a vision and practice for creating lasting and liberatory alternatives to criminalization, punishment, and imprisonment. You can watch this webinar here.

Healing Justice: A conversation about healing justice as a framework and practice within organizing and philanthropy that addresses the need for a systemic view of healing and practices to promote resilience and safety and build the foundation for strong movements and organizations. View the webinar here

 

Moderator

Alex Tom, Center for Empowered Politics

 

Speakers

Tamu Jones, The California Endowment 

Abraham Medina, California Alliance For Youth and Community Justice 

Romarilyn Ralston, California Coalition for Women Prisoners

 

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Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and SDG members

Registration
SCG members: Register online here
NCG & SDG members: here
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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Looking to Our New Future: Funding Systems Change Effectively

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm

We are living through an unprecedented, generation-defining moment, full of uncertainty. When this crisis passes — and it will — we will experience a moment of reckoning, where will confront a need to imagine a new world — one where everyone can thrive. The past few months have also underscored the failures of systems — from healthcare to social welfare to wage inequality and food insecurity — that exacerbated our current crisis. As we rebuild, we must ask ourselves how we will support those seeking to address these failures' root causes. We must look to the future and imagine a world of mutual interest and prosperity. We must not revert to a philanthropic mindset of treating symptoms. 

Join Southern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers, and Ashoka, for a conversation that builds on Ashoka's unique collaboration with The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, the Skoll Foundation, and other colleagues to address how we can most effectively fund systems change. Based on the interviews with more than 130 social entrepreneurs and funders; it underlines the imperative for a new culture and philanthropy practice. Read more here.

We will be joined by Shivani Garg Patel — Chief Strategy Officer at Skoll Foundation — and Peter Zahn — CEO at the Moxie Foundation during this program. Together we will grapple with the messy, the non-linear nature of systems change — and what it takes to fund it well.  

Please join this conversation and share with us: How are you working in partnership with social entrepreneurs to align funding, grant practices, and relationships to transform systems?

 

Moderator

Nichole Hoeflich

Director of Programs, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Nichole Hoeflich is a director of programs at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. As part of GEO’s program team, Nichole supports content planning and development for GEO conferences, remote learning opportunities, publications and other programming.

Before joining GEO, she worked at the Center for American Progress as a Graduate Student Fellow with the K-12 Education Policy team. Prior to this, she taught high school social studies at Ivy Collegiate Academy, an international boarding school in Taichung City, Taiwan, where she also served as the dean of students and the social studies department chair.

Nichole earned her masters of science in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College and her bachelor of arts in history and education from Clarke University.

 

Speakers

Shivani Garg Patel

Chief Strategy Officer, Skoll Foundation

Shivani Garg Patel is Chief Strategy Officer at the Skoll Foundation. She has been a social entrepreneur, investor and advisor. Earlier in her career, Shivani was a strategy consultant at McKinsey and product manager at Microsoft.

Prior to Skoll, she was Co-Founder and Managing Director of Samahope, a non-profit that invested in local medical providers who provide critical medical care to women and children in poor communities around the globe. In 2015, Samahope joined forces with CaringCrowd.org, a platform for global health funding and awareness powered by Johnson & Johnson.

Her technology-driven social innovation work has spanned the Grameen Foundation, World Bank and World Health Organization. She has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a B.A. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management.

 

Manmeet Mehta

Director, Program Operations and Impact, Ashoka U.S

Manmeet Mehta is the Director of Program Operations and Impact for Ashoka U.S. She has more than 15 years of experience in the corporate and social sector, working on issues of improving access to philanthropic capital, strategy consulting, strategic philanthropy, and grantmaking. She founded GlobalGiving’s online crowdfunding program, “The GlobalGiving Accelerator" in 2007. The Accelerator was the first globally accessible mechanism for social entrepreneurs and nonprofits to access funding from the $270 billion US philanthropic market. She has worked with funders like USAID, The Rockefeller Foundation, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on developing a systems-driven strategy for finding and funding transformative solutions globally. She grew up living in many cities across India, holds an MBA, and a degree in Masters in International Relations and Public Policy from the Maxwell School in Syracuse, NY.

 

Peter Zahn

CEO, Moxie Foundation

Peter Zahn serves as CEO of the Moxie Foundation, bringing three decades’ experience as a leader and innovator across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. An attorney by practice, entrepreneur by blood, and environmentalist by passion, Zahn has served in a range of capacities, including owner of a business law firm, Deputy Mayor of Solana Beach, California, founder of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce, and a company CEO.

Zahn cares about growing engaged and sustainable communities. He is involved both on a global scale, and in his local communities of Solana Beach and San Diego, California. He serves on Solana Beach’s Climate Action Commission; and the boards of Cleantech San Diego, the ZIP Entrepreneurship Platform at San Diego State University, City College of New York’s Zahn Innovation Center, and the clean technology Rocket Fund at California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Zahn is forming a new philanthropic venture, Futures Unbound, which will be a successor to the Moxie Foundation.

In addition to the outdoors, Zahn enjoys craft beer brewed in Solana Beach.

Michael Zakaras

Director of Strategy & Partnerships, Ashoka U.S

Michael Zakaras is Director of Strategy & Partnerships at Ashoka U.S. He is also co-founder of Ashoka’s ‘All America’ initiative which focuses on pushing the boundaries of social entrepreneurship beyond the traditional coastal circles. Michael has previously worked for Ashoka in Ireland and Central Europe, and has participated on selection panels for social entrepreneurs across the globe, from Montreal to Warsaw to Istanbul. He has a particular interest in food and agriculture policy, criminal justice reform, and more democratic economic models, and writes regularly about these issues and more on Forbes online. He grew up in Brussels, has worked in the California wine industry, and holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

 

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Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and SDG members and eligible non-members

Registration
SCG members: Register online
NCG & SDG members: Please contact [email protected] to register.
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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Session Two: Recuperative Care — Now & Beyond

Friday, September 25, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am

The UniHealth Foundation, in partnership with stakeholders from hospitals, health plans, nonprofit, philanthropy, and the public sector, has been exploring the landscape of supports and recuperative care for homeless patients exiting hospital settings. To better understand the opportunities to strengthen the continuum of care for these patients, the UniHealth Foundation commissioned data collection and analysis, and is hosting this series of virtual panel discussions on the report. This webinar series will explore the report findings, as well as implications for the future of recuperative care.

 

Webinar Series Includes:

Note: You can register for an individual session or all of the sessions in the webinar series. 

Session Two - September 25, 10:00-11:30am PDT
Recuperative Care: Now & Beyond
A panel of providers and community partners will share their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges in the changing landscape of recuperative care.

 

Session Three - October 23, 10:00-11:30am PDT
Recuperative Care: Best Practices in Community & Hospital Partnerships
A panel of hospital and service providers discuss best practices in partnership for optimal patient health and housing outcomes.

We invite health plan staff, hospital administrators, community benefit staff, philanthropic funders, recuperative care providers, organizations working with homeless individuals, and any additional stakeholders invested in the health and housing of our unsheltered neighbors.
 

Previous Session

Session One - August 21, 10:00-11:30am PDT
Recuperative Care: A Data Analysis
The team from Harder+Co will present the findings from the commissioned report, "Recuperative Care in Los Angeles County."

 

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Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and SDG members and eligible non-members

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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Connecting California: Solving the Digital Divide, Part Two

Thursday, September 17, 2020
9:00am - 10:30am

Amongst its far-reaching effects, the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 illuminated another as-yet-unsolved plague on American society: the yawning economic and educational chasm perpetuated by the “digital divides,” across access to a device, high speed internet, and digital literacy. Put differently: many of our greatest problems, while newly exacerbated by COVID-19, can be traced to the same root cause–digital inequity. 

When schools began shuttering mid-spring, many of us learned for the first time that millions of households lack Internet connectivity, as well as devices for online schooling and work. With each passing day, the likelihood that our 2020-2021 academic year will take place at least partially online is increasing. The “digital divides” — once topics relegated to select circles of corporate social responsibility, creative device refurbishment, educational punditry and philanthropic experimentation — is now top of mind for business leaders, educators, lawmakers and philanthropists alike.

Connecting California attendees will hear insights from business leaders, digital equity practitioners, philanthropic investors and policymakers—all representing different facets of the complex landscape around building equitable solutions to the digital divides at national, state and local levels. Join us for an in-depth analysis of digital (in)equity—its history, related policies, cross-sectoral priorities, and emerging and proven solutions.

“Stronger Together: The Role of Cross-Sector Partnerships in Digital Equity” will take place on September 17th and focus on deepening our understanding of how effective public-private partnerships can be designed and implemented to excellence, specifically at the local and regional levels. Subject matter experts from government, industry and philanthropy will share case studies of proven models and solutions implemented both in-state and around the country. 

On August 6th, we launched Connecting California with a conversation titled The Digital Divide: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. That program focused on building a foundation for in-depth understanding of national, state and local contexts and precedents in digital (in)equity, and introducing attendees to ongoing initiatives combatting the COVID-19 crisis and its effects on our country and society. If you were unable to attend, please find a recording here

 

Speakers

Senator Lena A. Gonzalez

California State Senate, 33rd District

Senator Lena A. Gonzalez was elected to the State Senate to represent the 33rd District in June of 2019. Growing up in a working-class family where her father was a truck driver and her mother worked in aerospace, Senator Gonzalez learned the value of hard work and dedication.

Prior to being elected to the Senate, Gonzalez served on the Long Beach City Council from 2014-2019. On the Council, Gonzalez tackled issues such as banning the use of expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam) in local restaurants, creating over 200 new parking spaces, protecting local businesses through increased access to contracts and bids and ensuring the City of Long Beach took steps to combat and address homelessness.

Gonzalez also worked in the private sector for Microsoft, leading civic engagement investments for the Los Angeles region. Her focus was on expanding diversity and inclusion in the tech sector by providing grants to non-profit organizations and digital skills programs for underserved communities, including unemployed adults seeking job training and creating career pathways for youth, especially supporting young girls of color in STEM.

In the Senate, Gonzalez prioritizes creating economic opportunity for all families and children in SD 33. Gonzalez wants to create jobs, promote quality education, address the crisis in affordable housing and homelessness, protect our environment and attract innovation to SD 33. Senator Gonzalez sits on the Senate Health Committee, Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Transportation Committee, and the Joint Legislative Audit Committee. She is Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Ports & Goods Movement and Chair of the Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response.

Jennie Huang Bennett

Chief Financial Officer, City of Chicago

Jennie Bennett serves as the City of Chicago’s Chief Financial Officer. Previously the Chief Financial Officer for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), Ms. Bennett has extensive experience in managing financial turnarounds, driving cost efficiencies, managing large complex capital structures, developing governmental budgets, generating revenues through creative solutions, and finding paths toward financial stability. Bennett has a wide range of both public sector and private sector experience. She helped lead CPS through significant financial difficulties, which have now been relieved through new, fairer educational funding. She also served as CPS’s acting Chief Internal Auditor from 2018-2019 and Treasurer from 2012-16. Prior to CPS, Bennett spent over a decade as a senior investment banker in municipal securities, managing post-recovery financing needs for New York after 9/11 and Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, large water and wastewater acquisitions as well as various types of municipal financings.

Joshua Edmonds

Director of Digital Inclusion, City of Detroit

Joshua Edmonds is the City of Detroit’s inaugural Director of Digital Inclusion and a Poverty Solutions Fellow at the University of Michigan. Joshua is responsible for developing a sustainable digital inclusion strategy to bridge Detroit’s digital divide. Joshua’s work intersects with public policy, telecommunications and public-private partnership building. While at the City, Joshua has testified in front of Congress on the matter of digital equity, hosted Detroit’s first Digital Inclusion Summit, and most recently, helped raise $23 million to provide every public school student with broadband and computers. Prior to his current role, Joshua served as a Digital Innovation Fellow at The Cleveland Foundation where he leveraged philanthropic and corporate funding to help address Cleveland, Ohio’s digital divide. Joshua also worked on President Obama’s ConnectHome initiative at the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Jeanne Holm

Chief Data Officer and Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Jeanne is the Chief Data Officer and Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor at the City of Los Angeles, helping 4,000,000 people and 500,000 businesses get access to and use data for innovation, equity, health and safety. She connects public-private partners for innovations ranging from digital equity to 5G. She has led the delivery of online services, 311, public television and digital media, and ShakeAlertLA. She founded the Data Science Federation partnering universities and cities to create innovative solutions such as using artificial intelligence for traffic safety and machine learning to improve air quality. She was formerly the Evangelist for open data for the White House under President Obama, the leader for Africa open data for the World Bank, and the Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA. She is a Distinguished Instructor at UCLA, a Trustee of Claremont Graduate University, a Fellow of the United Nations International Academy of Astronautics, on the Global Leadership Board for Time's Up, and an advisor to the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network. She leads a startup that promotes equity, education, and social justice through technology and education programs for innovators throughout the world.

Seth Hubbert

Executive Director, Tech Exchange

Seth Hubbert is the Executive Director of Tech Exchange, a Bay Area nonprofit that provides equitable technology access to underserved communities through refurbishing donated computers and providing digital skills training.  During his 6 years at Tech Exchange, Seth has led the growth of the organization by a factor of 5x, while serving 25,000 families with home access support.  Before joining Tech Exchange, Seth served as an educator for 10 years. Beginning in the classroom as a Teach for America Physics and Chemistry teacher in New York City, Seth developed a passion for how technology can support and enhance student learning.  Through subsequent Director of Technology roles, he has led the vision and implementation of blended learning, integrated coding, 1-to-1 student device access, and design technology programs. He’s served on the Technology, Innovation and Design committee for the European Council of International Schools and has instructed university courses on STEM curriculum for new teachers. Seth has a B.S. in Physics from Whitworth University and a M.S. in Education from Pace University.

Jordan Sun

Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Jose

Jordan Sun is the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of San Jose.  Jordan brings deep, cross-sector global experience in innovation, technology, government, and healthcare to work on behalf of the residents of San José.  Prior to joining the city, Jordan was deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan as the Chief Operating Officer for the Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan Technology Team with the U.S. Army.  Before deploying to Afghanistan, Jordan was with Siemens Healthineers as Director of Venture Development and CEO of an incubated digital health startup focused on workforce productivity and reducing burnout.  He also held commercial leadership roles in healthcare for a Bay Area, Foxconn-backed robotic radiosurgery startup and a Taiwanese publicly-traded medical technology company in Shanghai, China.  Jordan started his professional career in Foreign Exchange Sales & Trading with a leading Japanese investment bank based in New York City.  He then served as a diplomat in the U.S. Department of State with an overseas tour in Taiwan focusing on foreign policy and technology.  He was also assigned to Japan as a U.S. Army Foreign Affairs Officer and is a two-time volunteer of the war in Afghanistan.  Jordan received a B.S. from New York University (NYU) and attended Yale University’s School of Management. He is an advisor with UCSF Innovation Ventures (Catalyst), a startup mentor with First Round Capital’s Fast Track Program, a former mentor at Plug and Play, and commercialization fellow with Yale’s Office of Cooperative Research.


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Presented by Co-hosts

The Michelson 20MM Foundation and the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom in service of advancing digital equity for all CA students and families.

 


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and SDG members and eligible non-members

Registration
SCG members: Register online
NCG & SDG members: Register online
Non-members: Register online.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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Southern California Funders' Discussion on COVID-19: No Going Back LA

Thursday, September 10, 2020
9:00am - 10:00am

By now it has become clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has been doing disproportionate harm to Black and Latinx communities in L.A. County who were already dealing with the impacts of widespread systemic racism.

Over the last few months, the Committee for Greater L.A. has formed to tackle these impacts and is composed of leaders in philanthropy, nonprofits, community groups, private sector and City and County government in partnership with the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the USC Equity Research Institute. The Committee has produced No Going Back, set to launch on September 8, a mandate for action that lays out a series of recommendations and strategies to help guide policymakers and civic leaders towards a recovery plan that addresses and prioritizes systemic racism helps us to align systems towards helping the most marginalized communities and fosters an ongoing civic conversation.

Please join us to hear from Steering Committee members as they present and discuss the No Going Back recommendations and engage members in a conversation about how philanthropy can support long-term, inclusive recovery.

 

Speakers:

Fred Ali

President & CEO, The Weingart Foundation

Fred Ali has more than 40 years of senior management experience with philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and government. He began his career in 1972 as a volunteer teacher and counselor in a small western Alaska village. Over the next 19 years, Fred held a number of leadership positions in Alaska with nonprofit organizations, state government, and higher education. In 1991, he became the executive director of Covenant House in Los Angeles. Under Fred’s leadership, Covenant House California developed into a large, multi-service program working with homeless and at-risk youth in Los Angeles and Oakland.

Fred was appointed president of the Weingart Foundation in 1999. He serves on the boards of Covenant House California, the MLK Health and Wellness Community Development Corporation, and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. Fred also chairs the board of advisors for the University of Southern California’s Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy and co-chairs the Center’s national advisory committee for the Irene Hirano Inouye’s Philanthropic Leadership Fund. Fred speaks regularly on issues pertaining to the nonprofit sector including equity, organizational effectiveness and capacity building.

Sarah Dusseault

Chair, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Commission

Sarah Dusseault serves on the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Commission. Appointed by Supervisor Solis, she is outgoing Commission Chair and is currently Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Reform. She also served as Co-Chair of LAHSA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Women & Homelessness. Sarah is committed to including women’s unique experiences in policy-making and investing in systems change to bring a crisis response to homelessness.

Sarah began her career in public service with Mayor Jim Hahn, as his campaign Policy Director. She served in senior roles in the Office of the Mayor as Assistant Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Deputy Mayor for Housing and Homelessness where she led efforts to revitalize Downtown Los Angeles and oversaw the creation of L.A.’s affordable housing trust fund — at the time the largest of its kind in America. Sarah served as Senior Policy Advisor to Mayor Eric Garcetti during his 2013 mayoral campaign, and during his tenure as President of the City Council. Sarah also worked as Chief of Staff to Councilmember David Ryu, the first Korean American ever elected to the Los Angeles City Council.

Throughout her career, Sarah has gained a reputation as a passionate advocate, policy expert, and an innovative problem solver. Sarah serves in various leadership roles in her community, including as a mentor to many young women and girls, an Advisory Board Member for the Los Angeles Business Council and Board member of the Los Angeles LGBT Center assisting in their work to open an intergenerational campus addressing the needs of people experiencing homelessness. Sarah’s passion for ending homelessness and advocating for mental health derives from her lived experience of a family member who is experiencing both. Her experiences trying to house her brother were printed in the LA Times - https://lat.ms/2TlZzj4

She is a graduate of Yale College and earned her J.D. from UCLA. She is married to Chris Dusseault, a key member of the legal team in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case that successfully challenged and overturned California’s Proposition 8 before the United States Supreme Court. They are raising two sons.

Miguel A. Santana

President & CEO, Fairplex

Miguel A. Santana is the President and CEO of Fairplex, a private nonprofit 487-acre entertainment and education complex in Pomona. With a mission to build community and strengthen the economy, the vision for the Fairplex campus is to create an experiential environment for the community to live, learn,
work and play. By forging collaborative relationships with the region’s educational institutions, government officials and community residents, Mr. Santana is focused on the transformation of Fairplex into a 21st century sustainable, globally recognized venue and economic engine grounded in its agricultural roots.


Prior to his employment at Fairplex, Mr. Santana was the City Administrative Officer for the City of Los Angeles from 2009 through 2016. Mr. Santana reported directly to the Mayor and the City Council. As the CAO, his office directed oversight over the City’s $9 billion budget, labor negotiations, debt
management and major policy issues as directed by the Mayor and/or City Council, including the proprietary departments of Department of Water and Power, Airport and Harbor. As CAO, Mr. Santana played a central role in developing a comprehensive strategy on homelessness in partnership with the
County of Los Angeles.


In 2017, he was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve on the city’s Proposition HHH Citizens Oversight Committee, an administrative council that will play a vital role in developing housing for homeless Angelenos funded through a bond measure approved by L.A. voters, and served as
Chairman until 2019.


Mr. Santana has more than 25 years of experience managing numerous fiscal, legislative, political and community issues. Previously, Mr. Santana served as one of five Deputy Chief Executive Officers for Los Angeles County. Prior to that, he served as Chief of Staff for Supervisor Gloria Molina. Mr. Santana has a B.A. in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Whittier College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University. Mr. Santana serves on the boards of the Weingart Foundation; the United Way of Greater Los Angeles; California Community Foundation;
Discovery Cube; and Whittier College Board of Trustees.

Gary Segura

Dean, Luskin School of Public Affairs

Before beginning his appointment as Dean at UCLA Luskin in January 2017, professor Segura served as the Morris M. Doyle Centennial Professor of Public Policy, professor of political science, and professor and former chair of Chicana/o-Latina/o studies at Stanford University. His research focuses on issues of political representation and social cleavages, the domestic politics of wartime public opinion and the politics of America’s growing Latino minority. Additionally, he has briefed members of Congress and senior administration officials on issues related to Latinos, served as an expert witness in three marriage equality cases heard by the Supreme Court, and has filed amicus curiae briefs on subjects as diverse as voting rights, marriage equality and affirmative action.

 


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members and eligible non-members

Registration
SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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NCFP Webinar: Balancing Purpose, Payout, and Permanence

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
11:00am - 12:15pm

“How much should we spend?” It’s an essential question for all funders, and an especially complex one for endowed private foundations. The answer of “around 5%” was never universal as foundations sought creative means of ensuring that assets would serve mission rather than the other way around. In recent times, the pressure to revisit payout has increased. Endowed foundations have responded with everything from “stay the course with 5%” to “dive in with 20%” and all points in between.

Based on a Strategy Guide of the same name, this webinar will help you revisit your foundation’s role as an investment steward. It will introduce the surprisingly wide spectrum of equally valid choices endowed foundations have made in balancing permanence, purpose, and payout. And it will provide ideas for helping your own board or family thoughtfully answer “How much should we spend?”

The Council on Foundations and National Center for Family Philanthropy are co-sponsoring this webinar and the related Strategy Guide, with special thanks to the other co-signers of the Statement Encouraging Increased Giving in the Time of Crisis.

 

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