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2019 Public Policy Conference

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As California embarks on a new era of leadership in state government, philanthropy has a civic opportunity to help pave the roads ahead for our state. Facing continued uncertainty in the federal government, California can truly serve as role model for the power of collaboration between philanthropy and government and become a beacon of democracy in our country.

Presented in partnership with the California Budget & Policy Center, SCG’s Public Policy Conference is the preeminent convening in our region that brings together hundreds of your peers from the philanthropic and civic sectors to take an in-depth look at the latest policy analysis and research and to prepare for and address key issues impacting our work. At this conference, you will connect with peers and gain powerful ideas and insights to advance your work and lead meaningful change with partners in our sector and beyond.

This year's conference will hone in on the changing public policy landscape in an environment led by a new Governor and a wave of other new policymakers in Sacramento and Washington.

Join us on April 8 for a day of candid conversations about our sector's role in changing systems, strengthening our communities and building a better future for California. 

SCG, NCG and SDG members can attend at no cost through our Philanthropy California partnership.
Non-Member Grantmakers: $250

Who May Attend
Current SCG members and grantmakers eligible for SCG membership.

8:00 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

Beatriz Solís, Director of Healthy Communities (South), The California Endowment, and Chair, Board of Directors, Southern California Grantmakers

Christine Essel, President and CEO, Southern California Grantmakers

8:45 am Welcome & Introductions
9:00 am Opening Plenary
10:30 am Morning Breakout Sessions
12:00 pm Lunchtime Plenary
1:30 pm Afternoon Breakout Sessions
3:00 pm Closing Remarks
  Networking "Sundaes on the Plaza"
3:30 pm Adjourn

Chris Hoene

California Budget & Policy Center

Andrea Iloulian

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Chris Ko

Home for Good, United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Veronica Lewis

Homelessness Outreach Program Integrated Health Care System

Christine Margiotta

Measure H Citizens' Oversight Advisory Board, Social Venture Partners Los Angeles

Cheri Todoroff

LA County Department of Health Services

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2019 Public Policy Conference Advisors


James Alva
Senior Vice President and Southern California Market Manager
Citi Community Development

Parker Blackman
Executive Director
LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment

Ken Chawkins
Business and Public Policy Manager
Southern California Gas Company

Efrain Escobedo
Vice President, Education and Immigration
California Community Foundation

Shirley Fredricks
Vice President
The Lawrence Welk Family Foundation

Wendy Garen
President and Child Executive Officer
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Shane Goldsmith
President and Chief Executive Officer
Liberty Hill Foundation

Andrea Iloulian
Senior Program Officer, Domestic Programs
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Shawn Landres
Doran Fund

Deidre Lind
President & Chief Executive Officer
Pfaffinger Foundation

Connie Malloy
Portfolio Director
The James Irvine Foundation

Steven Nissen
Senior Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs
NBCUniversal, Legal Division

Tara Roth
Goldhirsh Foundation

Beatriz Solis
Director, Healthy Communities South
The California Endowment

Paul Vandeventer
President and Chief Executive Officer
Community Partners

Monday, April 8, 2019
8:00am - 3:30pm PDT
The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities
1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $250.00
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