Katie Couric, Soledad O’Brien, Timothy Shriver Keynote National Family Philanthropy Conference
Council on Foundations Event January 23-25 in New York
Hundreds of the nation’s top innovators and philanthropic leaders will gather in New York City January 23-25 for the Council on Foundations 2011 Family Philanthropy Conference.
The three-day event features nearly 40 sessions designed to help family foundations strengthen their impact. Titles include Your Investments Can Further Your Mission, Storytelling to Share Family Values, Art Works, How Funders Influence Education, Growing and Going Big, and How Teens Are Changing the World but Need Your Help.
Among the plenary session topics: the role of legacy in a family’s philanthropic work and design concepts that can inspire new approaches to giving. The conference also offers off-site learning experiences in Manhattan and Brooklyn that will showcase innovative community-corporate-philanthropic partnerships.
More than 38,000 family foundations across the county gave more than $21 billion in 2008 (the latest year for which data is available), according to the Foundation Center.
2011 Family Philanthropy Conference
WHEN: January 23-25, 2011
WHERE: Marriott Marquis
New York, NY 10036
Keynote speakers include Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes correspondent; Soledad O’Brien, CNN anchor and correspondent; and Timothy Shriver, board chair and CEO of the Special Olympics.
Attendees also will have an opportunity to hear from Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org, Donna Karan, founder of the Urban Zen Foundation, and Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone, as well as foundation executives.
HOW: To attend as a member of the media, please contact Sean Walsh at 703.879.0678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council on Foundations