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2019 Annual Conference: Foresight Philanthropy

SCG 2019 Annual Conference

 

fore·sight

/ˈfôrˌsīt/

noun

The ability to predict or the action of predicting what will happen or be needed in the futur

 

 

 

Foresight Philanthropy

Registration has closed. Please contact Bethanie Milteer at [email protected] to register.

SCG’s 2019 Annual Conference, Foresight Philanthropy, is the gateway for funders to sharpen your grantmaking strategies, invigorate cross-sector collaborations, and get ready to be more dynamic changemakers by using the tools of futurism. 

In the early 20th century, futurists were inspired by speed, technology, and modernity to create an avant-garde art movement. More recently, the private sector has been using foresight to analyze trends and recognize patterns to determine what is possible, preferable, and probable in the future.

Why futurism? Because shifting demographics and cutting-edge technologies are changing the world we live in faster than ever. Nonprofits and social movements are already adjusting the ways in which they are working to meet new challenges and opportunities from artificial intelligence to climate change. 

Now, it’s our turn. How can philanthropy prepare and adapt to the coming societal and environmental transformations? How can we anticipate and act on what our particular communities will need? How do we pave future-focused pathways that are equitably accessible to all people, especially those with marginalized identities? In doing so, how can we learn from our history in order to do better and avoid the mistakes of the past? 

This is a time of great urgency and tremendous possibility. We have the opportunity to adopt the tools of futurism to move our grantmaking practices and cross-sector collaboration strategies forward into a dramatically different tomorrow. 

Join over 600 colleagues for a day filled with interactive plenaries, inspiring keynote speakers, and skill-building workshops designed to propel us into Foresight Philanthropy. 

 

Conference Advisors

Melanie Audette, Senior Vice President, Mission Investors Exchange

Candace Cable, Inclusionist, Mizrahi Family Charitable Fund

Gita Cugley, Consultant, Southern California Grantmakers

Amy Dominguez-Arms, Consultant, Philanthropy California

John Garcia III, President, Chief Deputy of Strategic Partnerships & Innovation, Greater LA Education Foundation

James Herr, Program Officer, Annenberg Foundation

Anne-Marie Jones, Vice President, Grants & Programs, LA84 Foundation

Piper Kamins, Program Officer, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Shaheen Kassim-Lakha, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Heather McCulloch, Founder & Executive Director, Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap

Tyler Nickerson, First Vice President, Amalgamated Bank

Allie Olson, Executive Director, LIFT-Los Angeles

Dominique Raymond, Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation

Angela Sanchez, Program Officer, College Success, ECMC Foundation

Melina Sanchez, Program Officer, The James Irvine Foundation

Rosemary Veniegas, Senior Program Officer, Health, California Community Foundation

Nichol Whiteman, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

Rachel Wick, Senior Program Officer, Blue Shield of California Foundation

 

When: 
Monday, September 9, 2019
7:30am - 6:00pm PDT
Where: 
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017
Fee: 
Members: $475.00
Non-Members: $950.00
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Registration has closed. Please contact Bethanie Milteer at [email protected] to register. 

Registration Fees

Early bird registration is open until July 19, 2019.

 
$400 for SCG members
$950 for non-member grantmakers

Regular registration after July 19, 2019.

 
$475 for SCG members
$950 for non-member grantmakers

Members of Northern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers can register at the SCG member rate. Contact us for more information.

 

Members whose office is located outside LA County may use discount code AC2019Travel at checkout to receive a $75 discount in recognition of your travel.

 

For sponsorship registration, please contact Alexis Smart at [email protected]

 

 

Transfer/Cancellation Policy

If your plans change, your registration may be transferred to another individual within your organization. All transfer requests must be submitted via email to [email protected]. To cancel your registration, sign in to your SCG website account, and click on “My Account.” Next, click on “Registrations” and then hit the “Cancel” button next to the event you cannot attend. All ticket sales are non-refundable.

 

 

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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7:30 AM
REGISTRATION
 
8:00 AM
NETWORKING BREAKFAST
 
8:30 AM

OPENING PERFORMANCE

DEBBIE ALLEN DANCE ACADEMY: HONOR OUR HISTORY AND DANCE TOWARD THE FUTURE

 

Young students from Debbie Allen Dance Academy will kick off the conference by performing an African dance that is enriched by traditions and rhythm. Then, members of the pre-professional DADA Ensemble will propel us forward with a contemporary dance exploring the future-focused theme of Foresight Philanthropy.

As an internationally recognized director, choreographer, author, dancer and actor, Debbie Allen continues to be one of the most respected, relevant, and versatile talents in the entertainment industry.

The Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA) is a non-profit organization that offers a comprehensive dance curriculum to students ages four and up. The founding principles of DADA are based on the belief that arts education defines discipline, creativity and self-confidence. These principles empower individuals whether they pursue a professional performing arts career or not.

  • Debbie Allen, Founder, Debbie Allen Dance Academy
8:45 AM
WELCOME REMARKS
Christine Essel, President & CEO, Southern California Grantmakers
9:00 AM

OPENING KEYNOTE

DISABILITY & INNOVATION: THE UNIVERSAL BENEFITS OF INCLUSIVE DESIGN FOR A BETTER FUTURE

 

Keynote session supported by WITH Foundation

Today, approximately 60 million adults in the United States live with some kind of disability. In the future, a demographic shift in the aging American population will substantially increase the number of people most at risk for disability. Building an equitable future depends on disability inclusion — making sure everybody has the same opportunities to participate in every aspect of life to the best of their abilities and desires. Join Haben Girma, the first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, for an engaging presentation on her journey as a disability rights advocate and how we can create a barrier-free future with inclusive design.

  • Haben Girma, Disability Rights Lawyer
9:30 AM

MORNING PLENARY

CHALLENGING HISTORICAL ASSUMPTIONS TO IMPROVE OUR FUTURE

 

As grantmakers, we all have biases and historical assumptions. But are our beliefs about history reflective of the truth, and how does this perceived certainty influence our decision-making? How do we connect our individual biases back to the structures and systems that shape our society? As shifting demographics are changing the world we live in faster than ever, how do we deepen our understanding of personal and institutional biases to bring about a future that is fair and just for all people? Dr. Bryant Marks’ engaging presentation will challenge the field of philanthropy to question our historical assumptions and address our implicit biases in order to move toward a more equitable future.

  • Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr., Founder, National Training Institute on Race and Equity
10:30 AM
NETWORKING BREAK
Networking break sponsored by Blackbaud
11:00 AM

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSION

ALIGNING ASSETS WITH MISSION: HOW IMPACT INVESTING CAN ADVANCE EQUITY

 

Philanthropy plays a critical leadership role in promoting social justice and equity for all people. How are foundations most effectively leveraging their impact investing portfolios to build more inclusive communities? Leaders will share examples of innovative investments and the myriad ways foundations are changing their organizational culture and practices to align with their values. Their activation strategies will inspire and equip participants to think more critically about their assets.

  • Rodney Foxworth, Executive Director, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
  • Chris Hubbard, Senior Program Officer, Housing, California Community Foundation
  • Tim Ortez, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Weingart Foundation
  • Christine Ryan, Senior PRI Analyst, The California Endowment
11:00 AM

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSION

BEYOND MASS INCARCERATION: CROSS-SECTORAL STRATEGIES FOR A BETTER FUTURE

 

The movement to end mass incarceration asks us to imagine a future that prioritizes health, education, affordable housing, community-based solutions, and meaningful cross-sector partnerships. Recently, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to stop jail expansion in its jurisdiction, which has the largest jail population in the United States. Join us to explore other investments that will be necessary to meet community needs, and to hear how healthcare workers, educators, and others are coming together to work cross-sectorally. This session is designed to facilitate both small and large group discussions amongst funders and to develop a strategic vision within philanthropy to fully invest in community-based solutions that prioritize health and wellness.

  • Mark-Anthony Clayton-Johnson, Founder, Frontline Wellness Network
  • Elizabeth Cohen, Associate Director, Center for Strategic Partnerships
  • Eunisses Hernandez, Los Angeles Campaign Director, JustLeadershipUSA
  • Amber-Rose Howard, Statewide Co-Coordinator, Californians United for a Responsible Budget
  • Tamu Jones, Senior Program Manager, The California Endowment
  • Piper Kamins, Program Officer, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
11:00 AM

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSION

GREAT SCOTT! BACK TO THE FUTURE OF WORK

 

A robot takeover? Waves of unemployment facing working families? Rapid technological change may be just one of the factors that will create significant changes in our relationship with work, our economy, and civic institutions. Anxiety about how workers will provide for families in a changing job market, the fraying social contract, and the continuing income inequality add to economic insecurity. What is the future of work? How are governments and businesses preparing for this change? And what is philanthropy’s role in helping workers and society at large to manage the transition with the least possible disruption, while maximizing the potential benefits? Hop in our DeLorean to head to the future of work. 

  • Jamil Dada, Chairman, Riverside County Workforce Development Board
  • Chauncy Lennon, Vice President for the Future of Learning and Work, Lumina Foundation
  • Rachel Maguire, Research Director, Institute for the Future
  • Tracie Neuhaus, Senior Manager, Deloitte
  • Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg, Principal, Public Private Strategies
11:00 AM

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSION

MAPPING THE FUTURE: COMMUNITY REPRESENTATION FOR THE DECADE AHEAD

 

California’s demographic shifts of the past decade will reshape how electoral district lines are drawn and communities are represented for the decade ahead. Representation ultimately shapes public policies and resource allocations related to education, health care, housing, safety, and other issues. Redistricting can be an opportunity for broad civic engagement or can have a negative impact on the public’s confidence in our democracy. Join us to learn how communities are preparing to mobilize and work across sectors to engage redistricting cycle. Leaders working at the state and local levels will share recent developments and challenges they face while working to map our future.

  • Amy Dominguez-Arms, Consultant, Philanthropy California
  • Efrain Escobedo, Vice President, Education and Immigration, California Community Foundation
  • Felicia Jones, Associate Director, Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement
  • Stewart Kwoh, Founder, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • Steven Ochoa, National Redistricting Coordinator, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Kaci Patterson, Senior Advisor, The California Black Census & Redistricting Hub
11:00 AM

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSION

POVERTY AS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS: UNDERSTANDING THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN HEALTH & WEALTH

 

Although interventions are often siloed, poverty and public health are increasingly understood to be connected issues. The toxic stress of poverty — a critical social determinant of health during childhood and over the lifetime — can be alleviated with intentional collaboration across sectors and disciplines within medical-financial partnerships. Join us to learn about innovative approaches to tackling these interwoven issues, such as the groundbreaking collaboration between LIFT, UCLA, and the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Explore how philanthropy can be on the leading edge of robust interventions that bolster family health and wealth simultaneously. Learn from an expert who has lived through financial and health recovery to inform the next generation of health-wealth programs and strategies.

  • Diane Helfrey, Vice President, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Michelle Rhone-Collins, Chief Executive Officer, LIFT
  • Ellah Ronen, Program Officer, LA n Sync, California Community Foundation
  • Dr. Adam Schickedanz, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UCLA
  • Vanessa Vasquez, Member, LIFT-Los Angeles
11:00 AM

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSION

RACE AND ETHNICITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION: ASSESSING GAPS IN COLLEGE ACCESS, ATTAINMENT, AND DEBT TO CREATE A BRIGHTER FUTURE

 

In February 2019, the American Council on Education released the report Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report, which explores the evolving state of race and ethnicity in the national higher education landscape. Notably, the report underscores that while the number of students of color on our nation’s college and university campuses continues to rise, gaps in access, attainment, and debt levels remain. Such challenges are all too real in California, where by 2025, more than 2 million Californians won’t be prepared for new jobs that are created. Investing in our state’s students of color is critical to meeting workforce needs and creating economic mobility that lifts up communities. A panel of education experts will follow ACE’s presentation to discuss ways in which grantmakers can support programs that address college access and attainment for our most promising and socially mobile students.

  • Dr. Lorelle Espinosa, Vice President for Research, American Council on Education
  • Dr. Adrian Huerta, Assistant Professor of Education, USC Pullias Center for Higher Education
  • Dr. Valerie Lundy-Wagner, Senior Research Analyst, California Competes
  • William F.L. Moses, Managing Director, Education, The Kresge Foundation
  • Angela Sanchez, Program Officer, College Success, ECMC Foundation
11:00 AM

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSION

REIMAGINING THE GREAT EQUALIZER: NEW STRATEGIES IN SPORTS BASED YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

 

Over the last decade, philanthropy has increasingly implemented cross-cutting solutions to solve some of society’s most pressing problems. This growing trend is driven by constrained resources, a complex policy environment, changing demographics, and an expanded understanding of fundamental factors that contribute to individual and communal wellbeing. Finding simple, elegant solutions to meet the layered needs of kids and communities is needed now more than ever. This session will explore how a sport-based youth development approach is being used as a lever for concrete change in the lives of young people and the communities in which they live.

  • Megan Barlett, Founder, We Coach
  • Wendy Chang, Director, Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
  • Sally Munemitsu, Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Collaborator, Algorhythm
  • Tiffany Rubin, Director, Youth Programs, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
  • Renata Simril, President & Chief Executive Officer, LA84 Foundation
  • Nichol Whiteman, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
  • Travon Williams, Founder, OneWay Outreach
11:00 AM

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSION

THE HIDDEN BIASES OF GOOD PEOPLE: IMPLICATIONS FOR PHILANTHROPY, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, AND THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE

 

Implicit bias is everywhere and affects everyone to varying degrees. The biases held by police officers, physicians, prosecutors, and criminal court judges can determine whether someone lives or dies. Biases held by teachers and school administrators affect educational practices and student outcomes. And for our sector, implicit biases can affect the priorities set and supported by philanthropic and non-profit organizations. Dr. Marks’ engaging and interactive workshop will provide a clear description of implicit bias and describe its causes, consequences, measurement, potential solutions as well as implications for philanthropic and nonprofit organizations.

  • Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr., Founder, National Training Institute on Race and Equity
12:30 PM

LUNCH, HEART OF PHILANTHROPY AWARD

Janice Pober

 

Janice Pober, former Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Social Responsibility for Sony Pictures Entertainment, oversaw the studio’s strategic philanthropic efforts, cultural participation and community outreach activities.

In her 35 years at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Janice played an integral role in the development and maturation of the company’s corporate social responsibility program. Under her leadership, the studio concentrated its efforts on four key areas — arts, education, diversity and inclusion, and the environment — and became a key player in regional philanthropic efforts such as Los Angeles Urban Funders, the Los Angeles County Arts for All Pooled Fund, and Southern California Grantmakers, among others. 

As part of her service to our sector, Janice served on the SCG Board of Directors and was instrumental in SCG’s renewed focus on corporate philanthropy.

  • Wendy Garen, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
1:00 PM

AFTERNOON PLENARY & FIRESIDE CHAT

THE FUTURE STARTED YESTERDAY

 

An increasing rate of change makes the already challenging work of doing good even more difficult. We are all are trying to make the world a better place but are often using yesterday’s information to do so. What if we could predict the future and prepare for the coming realities that will impact our grantees and communities? Join Trista Harris as she takes us on an interactive journey while uncovering tools to create an equitable future. During a fireside chat, Peter Laugharn of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and Trista Harris will explore ways in which philanthropy can be more future-focused in our approach to solutions.

  • Trista Harris, President, FutureGood
  • Peter Laugharn, President & Chief Executive Officer, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
2:00 PM
NETWORKING BREAK
Networking break sponsored by Foundant Technologies
2:30 PM

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION

FUNDING THE ARTS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ECONOMIC PROSPERITY

 

We know that the arts are essential, yet they are often left out of funding budgets. Does the ubiquity of the arts undermine their importance to our societal wellbeing and economy? The current lack of funding constricts the arts as the life blood of every social justice movement. A new wave of investment could accelerate underserved communities’ participation in the creative economy at a time when diversity, equity and inclusion can uplift all art forms. This interactive (and entertaining) session will examine the vital role that arts play in today’s world, especially in Southern California, and the many ways that funders can support equity and economic prosperity by plugging into the arts through a unique funding framework.

  • Karen Dutko, Youth Ambassador, Infinite Flow - An Inclusive Dance Company
  • Quetzal Flores, Grammy Award Winning Musician, Quetzal; Co-Founder, Artivist Entertainment
  • Vijay Gupta, Founder and Artistic Director, Street Symphony
  • Marisa Hamamoto, Founder, CEO, Artistic Director, Infinite Flow - An Inclusive Dance Company
  • James Herr, Program Officer, Annenberg Foundation
  • Vanessa P. Smith, Community Investor, The Boeing Company
  • Amir Whitaker, Staff Attorney - Advocacy, ACLU Southern California
2:30 PM

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION

BRIDGING FAITHS IN OUR DIVIDED AMERICA: FUNDING RELIGIOUS PLURALISM

 

Today’s society is ever more fractured due to an increase in xenophobic, racist, and partisan language. Intolerance and explicit hatred have manifested in mass shootings during religious gatherings, hostile use of social media, and fear-based government policy proposals. While addressing the polarization between communities, philanthropy has been reluctant to collaborate with faith institutions as part of the solution. During this time of division, might religious pluralism — the practice of intentionally engaging with religious diversity — play a catalytic role in unifying humanity around our shared values? In this session, leaders from different faiths, philanthropy, and academia will explore ways funders have built connections within and across faith communities to help heal the deep cultural divisions in society today, discuss why religious diversity is critical to shaping a healthy social infrastructure, and share how funders can collectively invest in a way forward.

  • Samuel Chu, National Synagogue Organizer, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
  • Aziza Hasan, Executive Director, NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership For Change
  • Peter Laugharn, President & Chief Executive Officer, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Brie Loskota, Executive Director, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California
  • Rev. Najuma Smith-Pollard, Program Manager, USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement
2:30 PM

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION

COMMUNITY-DRIVEN PHILANTHROPY: PUTTING NONPROFITS AND COMMUNITIES IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT

 

As grantmakers, our desire to have a positive impact on the communities that we serve fuels our commitment to philanthropy. But what does it look like when we place them at the center of our practice, and truly make them the guiding resource? It is imperative that we leverage the voices of our nonprofit partners and community leaders, if we want to achieve impact. So how do we navigate this relationship to help us determine the most effective path forward? This session will help you assess how nonprofits and communities currently participate in your strategy design process. We will discuss the importance of examining their participation when applying a diversity, equity and inclusion lens, and you will leave with instructive tools for how you can embed more participatory practices into your work.

  • Sonya Childress, Trustee, Whitman Institute; Director of Partnerships and Engagement, Firelight Media
  • Nichole Hoeflich, Director of Programs, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
2:30 PM

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION

LABOR, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND A JUST TRANSITION: BUILDING A FUTURE FOR PEOPLE AND THE PLANET

 

As climate change continues to demand attention, organized labor and environmental activists often find themselves at odds. Unions have worked hard to secure quality jobs and living wages in industries that often have large carbon footprints. A shift to more climate-resilient economic policies could jeopardize these gains. How can we ensure that, in an effort to become more climate-resilient, we continue to prioritize the needs of low-income communities and communities of color, especially frontline workers? Join us to define the concept of a "Just Transition," hear how philanthropy can play an essential role in spearheading innovations, and envision a future that takes the needs of both people and the planet into consideration.

  • José Bravo, Executive Director, Just Transition Alliance
  • Dr. Mijin Cha, Assistants Professor, Urban and Environmental Policy, Occidental College
  • Shomari Davis, Business Representative, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11
  • Michele Prichard, Director of Environmental Health and Justice, Liberty Hill Foundation
  • Roxana Tynan, Executive Director, LAANE
  • Marguerite Young, Assistants Director, SEIU Climate and Environmental Justice Program 
2:30 PM

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION

REDEFINING EDUCATION PHILANTHROPY: TRENDS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE LEARNERS

 

Grantmakers for Education recently released the 10th-anniversary edition of Trends in Education Philanthropy: Benchmarking 2018-19. The survey results offer insights on the most important priorities for the education funding community across the nation. This session will provide an overview of the profound investment shifts in the areas of pre-K, K-12, and postsecondary levels, and a look into the future direction of education policy. Following a presentation by GFE’s Executive Director, foundation experts — in the fields of early childhood, higher education, and education policy — will assess the direction of giving and its impact on the future of students.

  • Christina Altmayer, Vice President of Programs, First 5 LA
  • Celine Coggins, Executive Director, Grantmakers for Education
  • John Garcia III, President, Chief Deputy of Strategic Partnerships & Innovation, Greater LA Education Foundation
  • Elizabeth González, Chief Program and Strategy Officer, College Futures Foundation
2:30 PM

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION

SECURING THE FUTURE: MAKING A CASE FOR GENDER-LENS INVESTING

 

Famous sayings such as “Year of the Woman” and “The Future is Female” suggest we’re reaching an age of gender parity. In reality, women today make 80 cents for every dollar earned by a man and own only 32 cents on the dollar compared to men. For women of color, these gaps are a chasm, as Black and Latinx women own pennies on the dollar in comparison to white men and white women. The economic inequalities that women and women of color in particular bear will continue to implicate the prosperity and future of our region, state, and nation. How can philanthropy leverage gender-lens impact investing as a tool to advance gender equity? Join us to learn more about gender-lens investing as a social change strategy for funders. Participants will learn how they can leverage their assets to support women's economic justice and financial security as well as a transformational future not only for women but for all.

  • Noreen Farrell, Executive Director, Equal Rights Advocates
  • Elizabeth Schott, Chief Executive Officer, Accion
  • Ruth Shaber, M.D., Founder & President, Tara Health Foundation 
  • Shamya Ullah, First Vice President - Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus, RBC Wealth Management
2:30 PM

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION

THE FUTURE OF GOOD AND YOU

 

Humans are wired to help each other. The problem is that society’s challenges are becoming more complicated and an increasing rate of change is accelerating those challenges. It would be easy to become overwhelmed with the 24-hour news cycle of despair and do nothing. What we have to remember is that we create the future by the choices that we make today. Trista Harris will help you develop professional practices to become a more future-focused leader.

  • Trista Harris, President, FutureGood
4:00 PM
NETWORKING BREAK
 
4:15 PM

CLOSING PLENARY

CATALYZING SYSTEMS CHANGE WITH FUTURE-FOCUSED PARTNERSHIPS

 

Philanthropic futurists often articulate a clear view of success through collaborative cross-sector partnerships. Foresight Philanthropy concludes a full day of learning by showcasing a new public-private collaboration. This future-focused closing plenary features former congressman Patrick Kennedy, who leads the nation with his advocacy on mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases. His leadership is breaking frontiers in connecting these issues — and sectors — for a bold vision of mental healthcare. Joining him in discussion, a panel of experts will highlight how cross-sector collaboration in Los Angeles County and statewide is being advanced to take on homelessness and mitigate justice involvement for individuals with serious mental illness. These key leaders are redefining the cutting-edge future of government systems equipped to serve our region’s most vulnerable populations.

  • Patrick Kennedy, Former Congressman (D-RI); Founder, The Kennedy Forum
  • Nina Revoyr, Executive Director, Los Angeles, Ballmer Group
  • Dr. Jonathan Sherin, Director, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
  • Khatera Aslami Tamplen, Chair, California’s Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission
5:00 PM

COCKTAIL HOUR

Cocktail Hour sponsored by KPMG

 
6:00 PM
ADJOURN
 

 

Keynote Speakers

Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen Dance Academy

Haben Girma

Disability Rights Lawyer

Trista Harris

FutureGood

Peter Laugharn

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Patrick Kennedy

The Kennedy Forum

Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr.

National Training Institute on Race and Equity

Nina Revoyr

Ballmer Group

Dr. Jonathan Sherin

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Khatera Aslami Tamplen

California’s Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission

Breakout Speakers

Christina Altmayer

First 5 LA

Megan Bartlett

We Coach

José Bravo

Just Transition Alliance

Dr. Mijin Cha

Occidental College

Wendy Chang

Dwight Stuart Youth Fund

Sonya Childress

Whitman Institute, Firelight Media

Samuel Chu

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Celine Coggins

Grantmakers for Education

Elizabeth Cohen

Center for Strategic Partnerships

Jamil Dada

Riverside County Workforce Development Board

Shomari Davis

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11

Amy Dominguez-Arms

Philanthropy California

Karen Dutko

Infinite Flow - An Inclusive Dance Company

Efrain Escobedo

California Community Foundation

Dr. Lorelle Espinosa

American Council on Education

Noreen Farrell

Equal Rights Advocates

Quetzal Flores

Quetzal, Activist Entertainment

Rodney Foxworth

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

John Garcia III

Greater LA Education Foundation

Wendy Garen

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Dr. Elizabeth González

College Futures Foundation

Vijay Gupta

Street Symphony

Marisa Hamamoto

Infinite Flow - An Inclusive Dance Company

Aziza Hasan

NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership For Change

Diane Helfrey

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Eunisses Hernandez

JustLeadershipUSA

James Herr

Annenberg Foundation

Nichole Hoeflich

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Amber-Rose Howard

Californians United for a Responsible Budget

Dr. Adrian Huerta

USC Pullias Center for Higher Education

Chris Hubbard

California Community Foundation

Mark-Anthony Clayton-Johnson

Frontline Wellness Network

Felicia Jones

Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement

Tamu Jones

The California Endowment

Piper Kamins

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Stewart Kwoh

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Chauncy Lennon

Lumina Foundation

Brie Loskota

Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California

Dr. Valerie Lundy-Wagner

California Competes

Rachel Maguire

Institute for the Future

William F.L. Moses

The Kresge Foundation

Sally Munemitsu

Algorhythm

Tracie Neuhaus

Deloitte

Steven Ochoa

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Tim Ortez

Weingart Foundation

Kaci Patterson

The California Black Census & Redistricting Hub

Michele Prichard

Liberty Hill Foundation

Michelle Rhone-Collins

LIFT

Ellah Ronen

California Community Foundation

Tiffany Rubin

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

Christine Ryan

The California Endowment

Angela Sanchez

ECMC Foundation

Dr. Adam Schickedanz

UCLA

Elizabeth Schott

Accion

Dr. Ruth Shaber

Tara Health Foundation

Renata Simril

LA84 Foundation

Rev. Najuma Smith-Pollard

USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement

Vanessa Smith

The Boeing Company

Roxana Tynan

LAANE

Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg

Public Private Strategies

Shamya Ullah

RBC Wealth Management

Vanessa Vasquez

LIFT-Los Angeles

Dr. Amir Whitaker

ACLU of Southern California

Nichol Whiteman

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

Travon Williams

OneWay Outreach

Marguerite Young

SEIU Climate and Environmental Justice

 

            

                   

 

             

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Driving Directions

Directions from the North
  • Take CA-110 South and exit on South Beaudry Avenue
  • Turn left on Wilshire Boulevard
  • Turn right on Flower Street
  • Turn right on 7th Street
  • Entrance will be on the right

Directions from the South
  • Take I-110 North and keep right toward Downtown Los Angeles exits
  • Take exit 22B for James M Wood Boulevard/9th Street and merge onto 9th Street
  • Make a left onto South Figueroa Street
  • Make a left onto 7th Street
  • Entrance will be on the right

Parking Information

Valet parking is available at the Intercontinental at a discounted rate of $22 per vehicle. It can be accessed on 7th Street, between Figueroa & Francisco. Once your vehicle has been dropped off, proceed to the EVENTS door entrance.

Registration is located on the 5th floor of the hotel in the Wilshire Grand Ballroom Foyer.

Self-parking is available at The Bloc located at 700 S. Flower Street. Parking rates are $2.75 for every 10 minutes ($35 maximum rate). Early Bird rates offered from 6:00 am – 9:00 am for a $8 flat fee.

 

Public Transportation

The closest metro stop is 7th St / Metro Center. Use the exit on Figueroa & 7th Street and walk about 1 minute to the hotel. Click here or the image below to download the full Metro map.

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