Arlington, VA – Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of the Council on Foundations, will participate in a panel discussion on Monday, May 9, focusing on how the United States can meet today’s workforce challenges based on the lessons from the labor policies of the last four decades. The panel briefing, “Developing America's Workforce—Learning from 40 Years of Policy and Practice to Inform the Next Generation,” will be hosted by CLASP and also will include labor leaders from the Bush, Clinton, Reagan, and Carter administrations.
Gunderson will highlight the role of the philanthropic-led National Fund for Workforce Solutions (NFWS), which supports workforce development in today’s current economic environment. The National Fund was created in 2007 by some of the nation’s leading foundations to evaluate—and bring to national scale—new ways to prepare lower-skilled workers for careers with family-supporting wages and to help employers find the talent needed to grow their industries. To date, NFWS has leveraged more than $140 million from more than 325 philanthropic and public funders that support workforce partnerships across the United States.
Steve Gunderson, President and CEO of the Council on Foundations
Ray Marshall, Secretary of Labor in the Carter Administration
William E. Brock, Secretary of Labor in the Reagan Administration
Roberts T. Jones, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training in the Reagan and Bush administrations
Kitty Higgins, Deputy Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration
Kwame Holman (moderator), Congressional Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour
“Developing America's Workforce—Learning from 40 Years of Policy and Practice to Inform the Next Generation”
Monday, May 9
Dirksen Senate Office Building, SD-562
The Council on Foundations (www.cof.org), formed in 1949, is a nonprofit membership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. Members of the Council include more than 1,750 independent, operating, community, public, and company-sponsored foundations, and corporate giving programs in the United States and abroad. The Council’s mission is to provide the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance, and sustain their ability to advance the common good.
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