Selected for their diverse experience as social innovators, the 2014 Fall Conference for Community Foundations Advisory Group is made up of 25 driven leaders, from inside and outside of philanthropy. The unique perspective of each Advisory Group member contributes complementary points of view, ensuring a varied and poignant conference experience for all attendees. Members of the Advisory Group offer their guidance and expertise to the conference in several ways:

  • Advising on the selection, design, and integration of content within the conference framework.
  • Pinpointing critical issues facing the philanthropic sector and identifying solutions, resources, and experts to address them.
  • Serving as representatives of the Council on Foundations’ members and as liaisons to their own professional networks

Advisory Group Members

Ronn Richard
Conference Chair
President and CEO
The Cleveland Foundation

Ana Marie Argilagos
Senior Advisor
Ford Foundation

Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker
President and CEO
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Nick Deychakiwsky
Program Officer
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Leslie Dunford
Vice President for Corporate Governance and Administration
The Cleveland Foundation

Luz Maria Frias
Vice President of Community Philanthropy
The Minneapolis Foundation

Neel Hajra
Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Community Investment
Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

Susan Hallet
Vice Preseident of Programs
Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia

Jenny Hodgson
Executive Director for UK/South Africa
Global Fund for Community Foundations

Lisa Jolley
Director of Donor Services
The Columbus Foundation

Jonathan Lorenzo Yorba
President and CEO
The Community Foundation Serving the Counties of Riverside and San Bernadino

Keith Mahoney
Director of Public Affairs
Boston Foundation

David Maurrasse
Founder and President
Marga Incorporated

Michael D. Murphy
Director of Marketing and Communications
The Cleveland Foundation

Dick Ober
President and CEO
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Sylvia E. Pérez
Chief of Staff and Manager for Governmental and International Affairs
The Cleveland Foundation

Bahia Ramos
Program Director for Community Foundations
Knight Foundation

Randy Royster
Executive Director
Albuquerque Community Foundation

Gerry Salole
Chief Executive
European Foundation Centre

Javier Alberto Soto
President and CEO
The Miami Foundation

Scot T. Spencer
Associate Director for Advocacy and Influence
Center for Community and Economic Opportunity at The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Vikki Spruill
President and CEO
Council on Foundations

Alandra Washington, Ph.D.
Director of Quality and Organizational Effectiveness
W K Kellogg Foundation

Faye Wightman
Former President and CEO
Vancouver Foundation

Wallace Yakey
Vice President of Community Development
Lilly Endowment

Jeff Yost
President and CEO
The Nebraska Community Foundation