Philanthropy Week in Washington 2016 Agenda

This year Philanthropy Week kicked off with the Council’s Annual Conference and continued through the week with a host of activities. The conference theme—The Future of Community: Identity. Purpose. Place.—provided a timely and resonant backdrop for Philanthropy Week activities.


Tuesday, April 12


8:15 am–11:45 am

Breakfast to be served at 7:45 am

Alliance for Charitable Reform Summit for Leaders

Location: The Washington Hilton, Jefferson West (concourse level)

Hosted by the Alliance for Charitable Reform, the Summit will include sessions to learn about what we can do to protect private giving and educate lawmakers about the critical role of charitable organizations in a free society.


11:30 am–1:00 pm

2016 Annual Conference Closing Plenary

Location: The Washington Hilton

All conference and Foundations on the Hill participants are eligible to attend the closing plenary of the Council on Foundations Annual Conference.


2:00 pm–5:00 pm

FOTH Meetings

Location: Capitol Hill

This is your delegation’s opportunity to meet with members of Congress. Your regional association will provide logistics for your meetings.

Open only to Foundations on the Hill participants.


2:00 pm–5:30 pm

Veterans Philanthropy Exchange Annual Convening

Location: The Washington Hilton

Members of the Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge and the Veterans Philanthropy Exchange will gather for learning and sharing. Any funders supporting veterans and military families are encouraged to join this learning exchange.


6:00 pm

Veterans Philanthropy Networking Reception and Dinner

Location: Washington Hilton, RSVP Required--Please Email: events@whitfieldconsulting.com.


Wednesday, April 13


7:30 am–9:00 am

Federal Liaison's Breakfast

Location: The Washington Hilton, Lincoln & Monroe (concourse level)

Hosted by the Council on Foundations, federal philanthropic liaisons will join attendees for breakfast.

Agencies participating include:


9:00 am–5:00 pm

FOTH Meetings

Location: Capitol Hill

Meetings continue on the Hill.

Open only to Foundations on the Hill participants.


Thursday, April 14


9:00 am–1:00 pm

Breaking Down Barriers: How US and International Organizations Use Integrated Approaches and Can Achieve the SDGs

Location: FHI Foundation, 1825 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

Content 9-12, followed by lunch.

This half-day discussion will focus on how innovative approaches that bridge different sectors can more meaningfully and effectively improve the lives of individuals and the communities in the United States and abroad - as well as inform best practices across borders and help us all work collectively towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the US and around the world.

  1. Domestic Community Building and the SDGs – Durham and DC
  2. Researching and Implementing Integrated Approaches Globally – What do we know?
  3. Bridging Borders – an integrated approach to HIV/AIDS in Kenya and Baltimore

The panel will be followed by a networking lunch, hosted by FHI Foundation and the Council on Foundations.


4:30 pm–6:30 pm

Philanthropy Caucuses Reception

Members of Congress and their staff, along with philanthropic partners in D.C. will come together to lift up the important role of philanthropy in our nation.


Friday, April 15


12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Twitter Campaign

Tell your Members of Congress to support philanthropy.


*Council events are not opportunities for solicitation of any kind, including asking for business, fund management, or grants. All types of solicitation are strictly prohibited. For more information, read our no solicitation policy.