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Traditions of Giving - Through the Lens of a Family Foundation Trustee: A Journey to Commitment

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
11:30am - 2:00pm PST
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $0.00
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Organized by SCG’s Family Philanthropy Advisory Council, Traditions of Giving is back by popular demand! With the holiday season fast approaching, what better time to take a step back and reflect with friends and colleagues the inspirational stories of giving. This year we will feature three family foundation trustees and their philanthropic journey. Their stories will highlight the unique challenges and opportunities for family trustees which have led them to commitment and a joy for giving.

Traditions of Giving will have exclusive access to the Annenberg Space for Photography and its exciting Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibit Cuba IS that features over 120 photos. 

Join us for this wonderful opportunity to view an outstanding exhibit in an intimate setting all generously hosted by The Annenberg Foundation

Program Details
  • 11:30 am – “Cuba Is” Exhibition Viewing, Networking & Registration
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch
  • 12:30 pm – Program and Panel Discussion
  • 2:00 pm – Adjourn

 Lunch will be provided. Self-parking will be validated.

  • Kafi Blumenfield (Moderator), Board of Directors, The James Irvine Foundation, Tides and The Community Foundation of The Virgin Islands
  • Shirish Dayal, Trustee and Executive Director, The Tarsadia Foundation
  • Gil Garcetti, Trustee, The Roth Family Foundation
  • Maya Patel, President, Tarsadia Foundation
  • Rachel Roth, Trustee, The Roth Family Foundation
Special Video Presentation

Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, Trustee, Grow @ Annenberg

Gregory Annenberg Weingarten is a Vice President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation and Founder of Grow @ Annenberg, a philanthropic initiative of the Foundation. Gregory has a degree in political science from Stanford University. He worked as a journalist at The Times of London before embarking on a career as an artist. His work has been shown in galleries and private collections throughout Europe and the U.S. He is a member of various boards and committees, including the National Park Foundation, the Pennsylvania Museum, the Getty Center, the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, and USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.



Kafi Blumenfield (Moderator), Board of Directors, The James Irvine Foundation, Tides and The Community Foundation of The Virgin Islands

Whether as the first Executive Director of Discovery Cube LA or President and CEO of the Liberty Hill Foundation or Deputy Director of Neighbor to Neighbor, Kafi Blumenfield has mentored dozens of change agents from diverse backgrounds and collaborated with them to initiate systems and create programs that expand opportunity and build more equitable communities. Kafi is a Board Member of Tides, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, the James Irvine Foundation, and Viewpoint School as well as an advisory board member of River LA, Pomona College's Draper Center, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, and Project X. Her work has been recognized by organizations such as LAANE, the National Women's Political Caucus LA Westside, National Council of Negro Women, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. She holds a law degree from UCLA and a B.A. from Pomona College.

Shirish Dayal, Trustee and Executive Director, The Tarsadia Foundation

Shirish Dayal has over 25 years of diverse leadership experience in arts, humanities, and nonprofits supporting and building community-based programs. Prior to joining the Tarsadia Foundation, Shirish studied Business Administration at Cal State University Dominguez Hills. As a Trustee and Executive Director of the Tarsadia Foundation, Shirish has led the foundations vision to invest in local and global organizations that champion economic development, education, and healthcare. He has incorporated a multi-generational approach to philanthropy, engaging three generations of family members into the work of the Foundation. He has also served as a board member of Exponent Philanthropy and believes that through shared learning and experiences, we can bring tremendous growth to the field of philanthropy.


Gil Garcetti, Trustee, The Roth Family Foundation

Having been a prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office for 32 years, eight of which he was the elected District Attorney (1992-2000), Gil oversaw 1100 prosecutors. He also oversaw high profile prosecutions, such as the Menendez brothers, O.J. Simpson cases, and LAPD's Ramparts Division police abuse cases. After leaving office, Gil taught a seminar at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government entitled "The Interaction of the Criminal Justice System, Race, Politics, and the Media". A serendipitous photo of an ironworker working on the construction of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles led Gil to a new career. While showing beauty through the unique eye of the artist, he also calls one's attention to the subjects of the books and often invites one's call to action. He is an Ambassador for UNESCO where he focuses on safe water issues in developing countries. For thirteen years Gil has been a TV producer with the shows The Closer and Major Crimes.

Maya Patel, President, Tarsadia Foundation

Maya Patel is the President of the Tarsadia Foundation. As President, Maya leads the foundation’s vision, programs, and partnerships in the philanthropy community. Previously, she held multiple leadership positions at Tarsadia Hotels, a privately owned hotel investment, development, and management company. Maya serves on the board of several organizations including Cal State Fullerton, Sage Hill School. She enjoys spending quality time with her loving husband and their four daughters. In her free time, she can often be found at her family’s organic farm.



Rachel Roth, Trustee, The Roth Family Foundation

Rachel Roth has served as the Program Officer for the Crail-Johnson Foundation since August 2013. In 2003, she was selected as Executive Director of her family’s foundation, Roth Family Foundation. She served in that role until December 2012, and remains an active trustee/board member, serving as Vice President. Rachel currently serves as an Advisory board member of Peer Health Exchange – Los Angeles. She is currently the Chair of the Executive Committee of the LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment and sits on the Investors Committee as well. She also co-chairs a donor-advised fund at Liberty Hill Foundation. Rachel served on the board of directors P.S. Science for 5 years, on the board of directors of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles for 6 years, chairing the Education Task Force, as well as volunteering as a sex education high school speaker with the organization for two years. Rachel also served on the Advisory Committee for Liberty Hill Foundation’s annual CHANGE LA event.


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While this program will feature philanthropy through the lens of a trustee, staff are highly encouraged to attend.


No cost to participate

Who May Participate
Current SCG members and other grantmakers eligible for SCG membership.

SCG members: register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register). 

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