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Partner Event - Strengthening Democracy Summit

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
3:30pm - 8:00pm UTC
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114
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Current changes in the public policy arena have the potential to significantly impact our democracy, civil liberties, and those who are in our most vulnerable communities. The relevant issues range from equity and race, immigrant and refugee populations, freedom of the press, counting the undercounted in the census, voter rights, access to healthcare, incidents of hate, policies impacting the sciences, climate and environment, proposals to eliminate agencies such as the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for Humanities, and Public Broadcasting.

This half-day summit will be a space to learn what your fellow funders, community, and civic leaders are doing and share your own thinking on how this is or may be affecting your funding strategies. Regardless of one’s political perspective or the issues funded, we are all in this together and need to prepare for this shifting environment. Join us on this opportunity to focus and reflect on how to Strengthen Democracy in San Diego, and find allies as you continue your important philanthropic work. 


  • Judy Belk, President and CEO, The California Wellness Foundation
  • Kristen Cambell, Executive Director, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE)
  • Dr. Carl Luna, Director, Institute for Civil Civic Engagement, University of San Diego.



The event agenda has been announced and can be found here

SCG, NCG, and SDG members: $45.00
Non-members: $135.00

Who May Attend
This program is designed for staff, trustees, and donors of philanthropic organizations, individual philanthropists, and impact investors, looking to come together for candid peer conversations about our sector's role in civil society today, as well as how strategies such as advocacy and civic engagement can protect and strengthen our communities.

Register online here.


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