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2013 Conference on Family Philanthropy

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
8:30am - 1:00pm PDT
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Highway Santa Monica, CA 90402
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Register now for Southern California Grantmakers' 2013 Conference on Family Philanthropy, featuring:

Ben Goldhirsh, Chairman, The Goldhirsh Foundation and Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, GOOD; Tara Roth McConaghy, President, The Goldhirsh Foundation; and Claire Hoffman, Director, The Goldhirsh Foundation.

A special presentation from Bridgespan Partner Lisa Walshwith insights from Bridgespan’s new work on "high stakes donor collaborations." Walsh will help family philanthropists consider how to leverage both financial and non-financial assets for greater impact and take part in meaningful partnerships Richard Atlas, Co-founder and Trustee of The Atlas Family Foundation, will give his perspective on the value of partnerships in his philanthropic work.
Isaac Bloch and Alan Bloch, Trustees of The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation, will share their recent experiences with impact investing.

Designed to encourage new connections, identify cutting-edge trends and best practices and elevate the innovative work of foundations in Southern California, this year’s conference will explore ways for family foundations to achieve breakthrough impact in their work. Participants will explore tangible ideas to drive innovation, improve immediate results and set a trajectory for high social impact.



Richard Atlas
Co-founder and Trustee, The Atlas Family Foundation
Richard Atlas is a catalyst, convener, advocate and collaborator in the field of early child development. He and his wife Lezlie co-founded The Atlas Family Foundation in 1985, concentrating their charitable resources to advance high-impact early childhood intervention and education programs for children prenatal-to-three and their families. Targeting low-income, high-risk families, the Foundation promotes key services, parenting education, staff development and advocacy for children's healthy development as well as social, emotional and cognitive well-being. The Foundation's grantmaking is based on the belief that the formative years from prenatal to preschool age set the trajectory of our lives.
Atlas retired as a General Partner of Goldman Sachs in 1994, after close to 27 years as one of the leaders in Goldman Sachs’ Equities Division and Co-resident Partner of Goldman Sachs' Los Angeles office.  He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard and a B.A. from UCLA (1966). Richard has served on a variety of nonprofit boards, including The California Endowment, Zero to Three and Children Now.

Ben Goldhirsh
Chairman, The Goldhirsh Foundation and Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, GOOD
Ben Goldhirsh is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of GOOD, a global community of, by, and for pragmatic idealists working towards individual and collective progress. Outside of GOOD, he serves as the Chairman of The Goldhirsh Foundation, an organization built to help social innovators implement and scale solutions to critical societal challenges. A Co-founder and Board Member of City Year Los Angeles, Goldhirsh graduated from Brown University.

Claire Hoffman
Director, The Goldhirsh Foundation
In addition to serving as Director of The Goldhirsh Foundation, Claire Hoffman writes for national magazines, covering culture, celebrity, religion, business and other issues. She serves on the Los Angeles boards of KIPP and LIFT. Her daughters, Josie and Vivian, sit firmly at the center of her universe. She holds an M.A. in Religion from the University of Chicago, and an M.A. in Journalism from Columbia University.

Tara Roth McConaghy
President, The Goldhirsh Foundation
Tara Roth McConaghy is the President of the Goldhirsh Foundation. Prior to this role, she bridged the worlds of marketing, media, and philanthropy as the founding Chief Operating Officer of GOOD and as a social strategy advisor. Roth McConaghy began her career in marketing and business development for NBCinternet and Infoseek, and has worked with such organizations as Participant Media, Fifteen Foundation and the New Schools Venture Fund. As a senior advisor to GOOD, she helped launch the Pepsi Refresh Project. Roth McConaghy serves on the Advisory Boards of the Imagination Foundation and 826LA. She holds an MBA from Oxford University, where she was awarded a Skoll scholarship in social entrepreneurship.

Lisa Walsh
Partner, Bridgespan
Lisa Walsh is a Bridgespan Partner based in San Francisco. With more than 25 years of for-profit and nonprofit consulting experience in strategy, operations and organization, a common denominator of her career has been collaborating with leadership teams to meet the challenges of rapidly changing, turbulent environments. Walsh’s recent clients include organizations focusing on community health, youth development and the environment. Prior to joining Bridgespan, she was a Partner and Senior Director with Bain & Company, where she led Bain’s West Coast healthcare practice. Prior to Bain, Walsh worked for Merrill Lynch in healthcare finance and as an economist with the U.S. Department of Energy. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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