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Family Philanthropy Town Hall: Listening, Learning & Leaning In

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Never in recent history has philanthropy been called upon to respond so urgently to our communities in crisis. When facing incredible challenges, family philanthropy has boldly held to their values and acted with vigor. The scale of the current pandemic has quickly moved families and funders to adopt new strategies and value our relationships more than ever before. Our community response is teaching us all that we can challenge our long-held beliefs and operational structures, including how we interact with our board, staff, the next generation, and nonprofit partners.

How can creative changes propel us forward during extraordinary and complex circumstances caused by the coronavirus? What are the opportunities to maximize our work with inter-generational and cross-sector partnerships? This year, SCG’s annual family philanthropy conference will take on a new form to unpack this conversation.

We invite you to join your fellow SCG family philanthropists for the SCG Family Philanthropy Townhall to hear from national experts and local colleagues who are leveraging their voices to empower others. These luminaries will share their strategies and responses to inspire and generate ideas as we begin to reimage our grantmaking in the months ahead.

 

   

 

Please note that the agenda below is subject to change.

 

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

WELCOME & FRAMING

 

Speakers

  • Chris Essel, President & CEO, Southern California Grantmakers
  • Shirish Dayal, Tarsadia Family Foundation
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

LISTENING & LEARNING

Where We Are, What We Know, Where Can We Go?
 

A conversation with three national experts on current national trends and opportunities in the next phase of COVID-19 response with a focus on giving, governance, and racial equity

 

Speakers

  • Nick Tedesco, President & CEO, National Center for Family Philanthropy
  • Dr. Michael Moody, Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University
  • Dr. Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green
11:00 - 11:10 AM

BREAK

11:10 - 12:00 PM

LEANING IN

Three family foundations take a deeper look at some promising opportunities and strategies family philanthropists have incorporated into their work as a result of COVID-19.  

 

Speakers

  • A. Sparks, CEO, Masto Foundation
  • Xenia Emmanuel, Director of Operations and Programs, WHH Foundation
  • Alexis Marion, Trustee and Program Officer, Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation
  • Connie Malloy, Executive Director, Panta Rhea Foundation
12:00 PM

CLOSING REMARKS

 

Speaker

  • Michael Fleming, Executive Director, David Bohnett Foundation

Shirish Dayal

Executive Vice President, Tarsadia Foundation

Cheryl L. Dorsey, M.D.

President, Echoing Green

Xenia Emmanuel

Director of Operations and Programs, WHH Foundation

Shawn Escoffery

Executive Director, Roy & Patricia Disney Family Foundation

Michael Fleming

Executive Director, The David Bohnett Foundation

Connie Malloy

Executive Director, Panta Rhea Foundation

Alexis Marion

Trustee, Program Officer, Jr. Board Advisor, Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation

Michael Moody, Ph.D.

Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University

A. Sparks

Executive Director, Masto Foundation

Nicholas A. Tedesco

President & CEO, National Center for Family Philanthropy

When: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
10:00am - 12:15pm PDT
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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 (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
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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