WHAT: More than 1,000 of the nation's philanthropic and grantmaking leaders will convene at the Council on Foundations Annual Conference, April 7-9 in Chicago, to address the direct impact of the global environment and the sustainability of environmental infrastructure on our ability to fortify and protect the future of our communities.
Monday's breakfast plenary session, Food Justice: An Issue for All, features virtual remarks from His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales, who will share his perspective on the global challenges of food insecurity, malnourishment, and obesity, and the impact of non-sustainable approaches to farming and food production on the future of our society.
Sessions focused on environmental and sustainability issues will include a look at food security as the foundation for strengthening our communities, climate justice to provide sustainable energy access for all, and transformation of food systems to address racial and economic inequalities. Sessions will assess the impact of current challenges and share latest practices and innovations in creating effective, long-term solutions.
Sunday, April 7, Session Highlights:
Monday, April 8, Session Highlights:
Tuesday, April 9, Session Highlights:
WHERE: Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
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 1,700 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.
Laurie R. Glenn