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Public-Private Partnerships: Change Making in LA

Thursday, November 29, 2018
11:30am - 1:30pm PST
City Club Los Angeles
555 South Flower Street, 51st Floor, Los Angeles, California, 90071
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In summer 2014, Southern California Grantmakers advocated for sweeping reforms recommended by the L.A. County’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Safety to the County Board of Supervisors. This action saw foundations stepping outside their traditional grantmaking roles to influence public policy. SCG’s leaders sought to leverage their philanthropic investments with public agency funds to affect long-lasting change in LA’s foster care system – the nation’s largest with 10,000 children.

This collective impact strategy, intended to stimulate innovation, resulted in the creation of the Center for Strategic Partnerships. Since its launch in 2016, the partners have co-invested more than $4.5 million to transform LA County’s system serving vulnerable youth. What’s ahead for this office? What is the strategic value of public-private collaboration in solving LA’s social issues? Can foundations lead the way in social change as a movement? What are the Center’s successes to date?

Join Kate Anderson, Executive Director of the Center for Strategic Partnerships in a moderated conversation with panelists:

  • Jacqueline Chun, Chief Programs and Administrative Officer, The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation
  • Fesia Davenport, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Integration Branch, Los Angeles County
  • Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Los Angeles County Public Health Director
  • Wendy Garen, President and CEO, Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
  • Mark Ghaly, MD, Director, Community Health & Integrated Programs, Los Angeles County of Health Services



11:30 am: Registration & Networking
12:00 pm: Lunch
12:30 pm: Panel Presentation and Q&A
  1:30 pm: Program Concludes


Event organized by:

Town Hall


SCG members: $65 (This is a $10 discounted rate with code THLAPartner at checkout) 
Non-members: $75

Who May Attend
SCG members

Register online here.

Business casual (no jeans or tennis shoes)

$8 underground valet parking with 3-hour validation


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