2016 Annual Conference | April 8-12, 2016 | Washington, DC

The Future of Community

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Focus Areas Working Group

2016 Annual Conference - Focus AreasAgainst the backdrop of a presidential election year, the Council takes up three issues of our time that have a direct impact on the health and well-being of our global communities: Education and Skill Acquisition, Climate Change, and Justice Reform. If philanthropy can help address these issues, we can strengthen our collective future.

Alan Abramson
Professor of Government
George Mason University

Tonya Allen
President and CEO
The Skillman Foundation

Fatima Angeles
Vice President of Programs
The California Wellness Foundation

Shena Ashley
Director, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy
Urban Institute

William Bell
President & CEO
Casey Family Programs

Stephanie Bell-Rose
Senior Managing Director and Head
TIAA Institute

Elizabeth T. Boris
Director, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy
The Urban Institute

Cornell William Brooks
President & CEO

John E. Burris Ph.D
Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Kristen Cambell
Executive Director
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE)

Maria Coné
Chief Strategist
Women’s Funding Network

Donald A. Cooke
Senior Vice President for Philanthropy
Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Ellen Dorsey
Executive Director
Wallace Global Fund

Sarah Eagle Hart
Executive Director
Native Americans in Philanthropy

Catherine Garcia
Program Officer
The Prudential Foundation

Nicola Goren
President & CEO
Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation

Kevin Jennings
Executive Director
Arcus Foundation

Kenneth M. Jones II
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Rachel Leon
Executive Director
Environmental Grantmakers Association

Kyle Malone
Senior Manager of Partnerships
Grantmakers for Education

Geri Mannion
Director, US Democracy & Special Opportunities Fund
Carnegie Corporation of NY

Mary McClymont
Public Welfare Foundation

Holiday Hart McKiernan
Chief of Staff & General Counsel
Lumina Foundation

Tamir Novotny
Executive Director
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy

Rip Rapson
President & CEO
The Kresge Foundation

Brad Rourke
Program Officer
Kettering Foundation

Steve Seleznow
President and CEO
Arizona Community Foundation

Javier Alberto Soto
President & CEO
The Miami Foundation

Vikki Spruill
President & CEO
Council on Foundations

Ben Starrett
Executive Director
Funder’s Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

Julia Stasch
John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

C. Eugene Stuerle
Institute Fellow
Urban Brooking Tax Center