society in crisis

How Philanthropy Can Change Narratives Amid Uncertainty

a panel discussion | business, foundation, and nonprofit leaders examine the role of philanthropy in bridging divides and advancing society

November 13, 2018 | Washington DC


the speakers

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Delia de la Vara

Senior Vice President, Development and Strategic Initiatives, UnidosUS

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Nona Evans

Executive Director, Whole Kids Foundation

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Daniel Gillison

Executive Director, American Psychiatric Association Foundation

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Cheryl Hughes

Senior Director, Civic Engagement, The Chicago Community Trust

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Will Shafroth

President and CEO, National Park Foundation

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Lilly Weinberg

Director, Community Foundations, Knight Foundation

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Elizabeth Zeigler

President and CEO, Graham-Pelton Consulting

the agenda

In our increasingly polarized society, key issues such as health care, retirement, immigration, jobs, and education (to name a few) are at risk. At a time when politics seem to foster uncertainty, fear, and divisiveness throughout our nation, corporations and nonprofits have the opportunity – and even the responsibility – to bring people together in a way that will drive change and move society forward.

Join us for a panel discussion examining how corporations and foundations can change the narrative and drive critical change in society through philanthropy.

8:00 – 8:30 am | Registration and Breakfast Networking


8:30 – 10:00 am | Panel Discussion with Audience Q&A


10:00 – 11:00 am | Networking

who should attend?

This panel discussion is specifically designed for executive leadership of nonprofits that is concerned with maintaining the health and impact of their organization amid the tensions of the current political climate.

Executive directors; senior leaders in development, communications, and marketing; as well as board members of nonprofits or foundations are encouraged to attend.

join the conversation

A limited number of seats for the public are available. Tickets are free but registration is required.


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