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COVID-19 Funders’ Briefing: 2021 Outlook

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

As COVID-19 case rates continue to climb nationwide, new federal leadership and promising vaccine trials present some hope for the coming year. As we continue to grapple with the public health repercussions, California also faces serious economic consequences. Communities of color are facing disproportionate impacts across the board, and many sectors including nonprofits and local governments are in perilous financial situations. Join us to hear more about what we should expect in 2021, how the issues philanthropy cares about will be affected, and what we can do to respond.

 

Speaker

Chris Hoene

Executive Director, California Budget & Policy Center

Chris Hoene became the Budget Center’s executive director in October 2012, bringing to the organization 15 years of leadership in state and local policy research and analysis. He leads the strategic direction of the organization, acts as primary spokesperson, and works with the board of directors and community partners to implement our vision and mission. Prior to joining the Budget Center, Chris was director of the Center for Research and Innovation at the National League of Cities in Washington, DC, leading efforts to analyze trends in local and state government and promote constructive policy action on issues including public finance, economic development, housing, poverty reduction, infrastructure, and governance.  Chris also previously worked for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, DC, and the Public Policy Institute of California in San Francisco. Chris holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Claremont Graduate University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science of the College of Idaho. In 2011, in recognition of his service to the state and local community, Chris was elected as a Fellow into the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).

Dr. Christina Ghaly, M.D.

Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

Dr. Ghaly was appointed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors as the Director of the Department of Health Services (DHS) on September 25, 2018 after having served in the role as Acting Director since October 2017. In this capacity, Dr. Ghaly has had responsibility for overseeing the operations of the County’s four public hospitals and 23 outpatient clinics. She leads strategic, operational, and clinical/financial initiatives critical to DHS’ financial health and continued transformation in an era of health reform.

Dr. Ghaly previously served as Chief Operations Officer for DHS from 2016 until her permanent appointment as Director.  Her previous roles within DHS also include serving as the Deputy Director for Strategy and Operations and as the Interim Chief Executive Officer at Olive View – UCLA Medical Center and LAC+USC Medical Center.

In 2015, Dr. Ghaly served in a temporary role as the Director of Health Care Integration for the County of Los Angeles Chief Executive Office. This position was created to lead an assessment regarding the potential creation of a health care agency, integrating the Departments of Health Services, Mental Health (DMH) and Public Health (DPH). The Los Angeles County Health Agency was formally created in November 2015.

Dr. Ghaly attended Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ghaly currently sees patients in the urgent care and on the inpatient medicine service at LAC+USC Medical Center and  Olive View – UCLA Medical Center, respectively.

Deepa Iyer

Director of Movement Building, Building Movement Project; Director, Solidarity Is

Deepa Iyer is a South Asian American writer, lawyer, facilitator, and activist. She is the Director of Movement Building at Building Movement Project and director of Solidarity Is, a project that provides trainings, narratives, and resources on building deep and lasting multiracial solidarity and sustainability of social change ecosystems.

Iyer served as executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) for a decade, and has held positions at Race Forward, the US Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, and the Asian American Justice Center.

Iyer’s first book We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future (The New Press 2015), received a 2016 American Book Award. She hosts a podcast called Solidarity Is This to explore solidarity practices around the country. Iyer has received fellowships from Open Society Foundations and the Social Change Initiative, and in 2019, she received an honorary doctoral degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Iyer serves on the Advisory Council of the Emergent Fund.

An immigrant who moved to Kentucky from India when she was twelve, Iyer graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School and Vanderbilt University.

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Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and SDG members and eligible non-members

Registration
SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
NCG & SDG members: Please contact [email protected] to register.
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

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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Southern California Funders' Discussion on COVID-19: No Going Back LA

Thursday, September 10, 2020
9:00am - 10:00am

By now it has become clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has been doing disproportionate harm to Black and Latinx communities in L.A. County who were already dealing with the impacts of widespread systemic racism.

Over the last few months, the Committee for Greater L.A. has formed to tackle these impacts and is composed of leaders in philanthropy, nonprofits, community groups, private sector and City and County government in partnership with the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the USC Equity Research Institute. The Committee has produced No Going Back, set to launch on September 8, a mandate for action that lays out a series of recommendations and strategies to help guide policymakers and civic leaders towards a recovery plan that addresses and prioritizes systemic racism helps us to align systems towards helping the most marginalized communities and fosters an ongoing civic conversation.

Please join us to hear from Steering Committee members as they present and discuss the No Going Back recommendations and engage members in a conversation about how philanthropy can support long-term, inclusive recovery.

 

Speakers:

Fred Ali

President & CEO, The Weingart Foundation

Fred Ali has more than 40 years of senior management experience with philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and government. He began his career in 1972 as a volunteer teacher and counselor in a small western Alaska village. Over the next 19 years, Fred held a number of leadership positions in Alaska with nonprofit organizations, state government, and higher education. In 1991, he became the executive director of Covenant House in Los Angeles. Under Fred’s leadership, Covenant House California developed into a large, multi-service program working with homeless and at-risk youth in Los Angeles and Oakland.

Fred was appointed president of the Weingart Foundation in 1999. He serves on the boards of Covenant House California, the MLK Health and Wellness Community Development Corporation, and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. Fred also chairs the board of advisors for the University of Southern California’s Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy and co-chairs the Center’s national advisory committee for the Irene Hirano Inouye’s Philanthropic Leadership Fund. Fred speaks regularly on issues pertaining to the nonprofit sector including equity, organizational effectiveness and capacity building.

Sarah Dusseault

Chair, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Commission

Sarah Dusseault serves on the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Commission. Appointed by Supervisor Solis, she is outgoing Commission Chair and is currently Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Reform. She also served as Co-Chair of LAHSA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Women & Homelessness. Sarah is committed to including women’s unique experiences in policy-making and investing in systems change to bring a crisis response to homelessness.

Sarah began her career in public service with Mayor Jim Hahn, as his campaign Policy Director. She served in senior roles in the Office of the Mayor as Assistant Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Deputy Mayor for Housing and Homelessness where she led efforts to revitalize Downtown Los Angeles and oversaw the creation of L.A.’s affordable housing trust fund — at the time the largest of its kind in America. Sarah served as Senior Policy Advisor to Mayor Eric Garcetti during his 2013 mayoral campaign, and during his tenure as President of the City Council. Sarah also worked as Chief of Staff to Councilmember David Ryu, the first Korean American ever elected to the Los Angeles City Council.

Throughout her career, Sarah has gained a reputation as a passionate advocate, policy expert, and an innovative problem solver. Sarah serves in various leadership roles in her community, including as a mentor to many young women and girls, an Advisory Board Member for the Los Angeles Business Council and Board member of the Los Angeles LGBT Center assisting in their work to open an intergenerational campus addressing the needs of people experiencing homelessness. Sarah’s passion for ending homelessness and advocating for mental health derives from her lived experience of a family member who is experiencing both. Her experiences trying to house her brother were printed in the LA Times - https://lat.ms/2TlZzj4

She is a graduate of Yale College and earned her J.D. from UCLA. She is married to Chris Dusseault, a key member of the legal team in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case that successfully challenged and overturned California’s Proposition 8 before the United States Supreme Court. They are raising two sons.

Miguel A. Santana

President & CEO, Fairplex

Miguel A. Santana is the President and CEO of Fairplex, a private nonprofit 487-acre entertainment and education complex in Pomona. With a mission to build community and strengthen the economy, the vision for the Fairplex campus is to create an experiential environment for the community to live, learn,
work and play. By forging collaborative relationships with the region’s educational institutions, government officials and community residents, Mr. Santana is focused on the transformation of Fairplex into a 21st century sustainable, globally recognized venue and economic engine grounded in its agricultural roots.


Prior to his employment at Fairplex, Mr. Santana was the City Administrative Officer for the City of Los Angeles from 2009 through 2016. Mr. Santana reported directly to the Mayor and the City Council. As the CAO, his office directed oversight over the City’s $9 billion budget, labor negotiations, debt
management and major policy issues as directed by the Mayor and/or City Council, including the proprietary departments of Department of Water and Power, Airport and Harbor. As CAO, Mr. Santana played a central role in developing a comprehensive strategy on homelessness in partnership with the
County of Los Angeles.


In 2017, he was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve on the city’s Proposition HHH Citizens Oversight Committee, an administrative council that will play a vital role in developing housing for homeless Angelenos funded through a bond measure approved by L.A. voters, and served as
Chairman until 2019.


Mr. Santana has more than 25 years of experience managing numerous fiscal, legislative, political and community issues. Previously, Mr. Santana served as one of five Deputy Chief Executive Officers for Los Angeles County. Prior to that, he served as Chief of Staff for Supervisor Gloria Molina. Mr. Santana has a B.A. in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Whittier College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University. Mr. Santana serves on the boards of the Weingart Foundation; the United Way of Greater Los Angeles; California Community Foundation;
Discovery Cube; and Whittier College Board of Trustees.

Gary Segura

Dean, Luskin School of Public Affairs

Before beginning his appointment as Dean at UCLA Luskin in January 2017, professor Segura served as the Morris M. Doyle Centennial Professor of Public Policy, professor of political science, and professor and former chair of Chicana/o-Latina/o studies at Stanford University. His research focuses on issues of political representation and social cleavages, the domestic politics of wartime public opinion and the politics of America’s growing Latino minority. Additionally, he has briefed members of Congress and senior administration officials on issues related to Latinos, served as an expert witness in three marriage equality cases heard by the Supreme Court, and has filed amicus curiae briefs on subjects as diverse as voting rights, marriage equality and affirmative action.

 


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members and eligible non-members

Registration
SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

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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Southern California Funders' Discussion on COVID-19: Education Funders Group on the Reopening of Schools and After School Programs

Thursday, August 13, 2020
9:00am - 10:30am

The question of whether and how to reopen schools and after-school programs this fall is becoming increasingly urgent.

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Southern California Funders' Discussion on COVID-19: Reopening Concerns and Considerations for LA County

Thursday, July 9, 2020
9:00am - 10:00am

Since March, SCG has coordinated regular funders' briefings to discuss topics including the social safety net, public health, nonprofit resilience, mental health, and more.

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Southern California Funders' Discussion on COVID-19: Gender, Economic Security, and Safety

Thursday, June 25, 2020
9:00am - 10:00am
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Webinar

This week’s SCG Weekly Funders’ Discussion focuses on the intersection of gender, economic security, and safety amid COVID-19. Even before the pandemic, women faced multiple barriers to economic opportunity, access to healthcare, and employment.

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Southern California Funders' Discussion on COVID-19: Crafting an Inclusive Recovery with The Committee for Greater L.A.

Thursday, June 11, 2020
9:00am - 10:30am

As the first cases of COVID-19 reached Southern California, it quickly became clear that the wide-reaching impacts of the pandemic would do the greatest harm to those populations and communities who were already most vulnerable and marginalized.

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Southern California Funders' Discussion on COVID-19: Supporting Thriving Communities by Centering Equity in Nonprofit Recovery

Thursday, May 28, 2020
9:00am - 10:00am

As we continue to engage in both short and long-term recovery efforts, the state of our local nonprofit sector is of grave concern.

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The Pandemic is a Portal to our New Future

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join SCG's 2019 keynote speaker and author of FutureGood, Trista Harris for a free webinar. In this interactive webinar Trista, will share tools to help you predict and shape the future and will share signals of the future that she is seeing in th

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