2015 Annual Meeting | April 24-28, 2015 | San Francisco, Ca

Leading Together

Hope and Opportunity in a Destabilized World

Civil Society Working Group

A healthy civil society is critical to the success of democracy and strengthens our civic values.

Programming in this focus area will look at both challenges and opportunities for civil society through public philanthropic partnerships both here and across the world. View the sessions for Civil Society.

Meet the team shaping the discussion.

Working Group Lead

Emmett Carson

President & CEO
Silicon Valley Community Foundation

 Content Co-Chairs

Pamela David

Executive Director
The Walter & Elise Haas Fund

Nick Deychakiwsky

Program Officer
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Amy Dominguez-Arms

Vice President for Programs
The James Irvine Foundation

Sid Espinosa

Director of Corporate Citizenship


Chris Gates

President & CEO
Sunlight Foundation

Rahsaan Harris

Emma Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media

Franklin Gilliam, Jr.

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Geri Mannion

Program Director
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Brad Rourke

Program Officer
Kettering Foundation

Daniel Stid

Director of the Madison Initiative
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Kelly Ryan

President and CEO
Incourage Community Foundation

Erica Wood

Chief Community Impact Officer
Silicon Valley Community Foundation


Additional members may be added to working groups to ensure the meeting includes various aspects of thought-leadership.