Leading Together Conference | Miami, Florida | April 29-May 1, 2019

All Programming

Monday, April 29

8:00am - 11:30am - Community Foundation Executive Roundtable: Miami
Deep Dive
8:00am - 2:00pm - Presidents' Council on Impact Investing Meeting
Board Meeting
10:15am - 4:30pm - Climate Impact & Vulnerabilities — Everglades + Rural South Dade
Site Session
11:00am - 4:00pm - Bridging Divides — Community, Philanthropy, and the Arts
Site Session
12:00pm - 5:00pm - Building a 2020 Policy Agenda Together
Preconference Session
Speaker(s): Noah Berger, Director, Policy Reform and Advocacy, Annie E. Casey Foundation; Lucy Bernholz, Director, Digital Civil Society Lab, Stanford DCSL; Melissa Lim Brodowski, Strategic Initiatives Lead, Administration for Children and Families; Cynthia Campbell, Director, International and Philanthropic Affairs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Robert S. Collier, Senior Policy Advisor, Council on Foundations; Mishaela Durán, Director, HHS/Administration for Children and Families; Eileen Ellsworth, President and CEO, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia; Patrick Guerriero, Founding Partner, Civitas Public Affairs Group; David McGhee, Associate Vice President of Organizational Excellence and Impact, The Skillman Foundation; Stephanie Powers, Senior Advisor for Public Policy & Partnerships, Council on Foundations
12:00pm - 5:00pm - Global Grantmaking Models: Options and Innovation for US Grantmaking
Preconference Session
Speaker(s): Ana Marie Argilagos, President & CEO, Hispanics in Philanthropy; Sonia Balcazar, Consultant, Synergos Consulting Services; Nina Blackwell, Executive Director, Firelight Foundation; Lauren Bradford, Director, Global Partnerships, Candid.; Teresa Crawford, Executive Director, Social Sector Accelerator at Counterpart; Nick Deychakiwsky, Program Officer, Civil Society, The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; Jessie Krafft, Vice President, Donor Advised and Grant Services, CAF America; Martha Lackritz-Peltier, Senior Counsel, NGOsource: TechSoup; Jennifer Lentfer, Director of Communications, Thousand Currents; Ferne Mele, Director, The Synergos Institute; Felix Oldenburg, Secretary General, Association of German Foundations; Thomas Hilbink, Director, Grant Making Support Group, Open Society Foundations; Alix Guerrier, CEO, GlobalGiving
12:00pm - 5:00pm - Inclusive Economic Prosperity — Affordability: Liberty City and Brickell
Site Session
12:00pm - 5:00pm - U.S. Communities in Crisis
Preconference Session
Speaker(s): Mark Brewer, President and CEO, Central Florida Foundation; Eileen Bulger, MD, Chair, American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons; Tim Daly, Senior Program Officer in the Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform Program, The Joyce Foundation; Brennan Gould, President & Chief Executive Officer, Charlottesville Area Community Foundation; Deborah E. Greenspan, Partner and Co-Chair of Energy, Environment & Mass Torts Practice Group, Blank Rome LLP; Joshu Harris, Chair, Standing Committee on Gun Violence, American Bar Association; Amy Horton-Newell, Director, Center for Public Interest Law, American Bar Association; Kabir Kumar, Senior Director, Community, Walmart Foundation; Ellen W. Quigley, Vice President of Programs, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation; K. Sabeel Rahman, President, Demos; Isaiah Oliver, President & CEO, Community Foundation of Greater Flint; Sabrina Wu, Senior Fellow, Inclusive Economy, East Bay Community Foundation; Karen McNeil-Miller, President and CEO, Colorado Health Foundation
5:30pm - 6:30pm - Keeping the Light of Philanthropy Shining: Puerto Rico Community Foundation Reception
Networking Event
5:30pm - 6:30pm - Welcome Reception
Networking Event
7:00pm - 9:30pm - Global Philanthropy Dinner: Looming Authoritarianism in Latin America and What It Means for the World?
Networking Event
Speaker(s): Vonda Brown, Division Director, Open Society Foundations; Juanita León, Director and Founder, La Silla Vacía; Claudia Paz y Paz, Director of the Mexico and Central America Program, Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)
Moderator(s): Celina de Sola, Co-Founder, Glasswing International
7:00pm - 9:00pm - Veterans Philanthropy Exchange Dinner for Community Foundations
Networking Event

Tuesday, April 30

6:30am - 7:30am - Wellness Program
Wellness Programming
7:45am - 10:00am - Breakfast & Opening Plenary - Successful Philanthropy for the Future: Challenging Our Assumptions About Giving to Lead Together
Plenary Session
Speaker(s): Don Chen, President, Surdna Foundation; Kathleen Enright, President & CEO, Council on Foundations; Dan Gelber, Mayor, Miami Beach; Brian Hooks, President, Charles Koch Foundation; Jamie Merisotis, President & CEO, Lumina Foundation; Jessamyn Shams-Lau, Executive Director, Peery Foundation; Javier Alberto Soto, President & CEO, The Denver Foundation
Moderator(s): Tonya Allen, President, McKnight Foundation
10:00am - 10:30am - Networking Break
Networking Event
10:30am - 11:45am - Addressing Financial Vulnerability: What Households Need and Opportunities to Help
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): Sheida Isabel Elmi, Research Program Manager, The Aspen Institute; Nisha G. Patel, Managing Director, Narrative Change & National Initiatives, Robin Hood; Travis Plunkett, Senior Director, Family Economic Stability, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Moderator(s): Leigh Tivol, Vice President, Strategy & Engagement, Prosperity Now
10:30am - 11:45am - All Politics is Local
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): Liza Gross, Vice President, Newsroom Practice Change, Solutions Journalism Network; Scott Lewis, CEO/Editor in Chief, Voice of San Diego; Mariam C. Noland, President, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan; John Thornton, Founder, American Journalism Project
Moderator(s): Alberto Ibarguen, President & CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
10:30am - 11:45am - Bite-Size, Right Size: How CDFIs Help Advance Place-Based Impact Investing in Rural and Urban America
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): Beth Lipson, Treasurer, Opportunity Finance Network; Teri Lovelace, President, LOCUS Impact Investing.org; Stephanie Randolph, Program Officer, Cassiopeia/Impact Appalachia
10:30am - 11:45am - Fire & Water: Foundations on the Front Lines of Climate (No Matter What We Call It)
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): Alex Carter, Director of Land Management, The McConnell Foundation; Yana Garcia, Assistant Secretary for Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs, California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA); Rachel Hatch, Program Officer for Community Vitality, The McConnell Foundation; Kabir Kumar, Senior Director, Community, Walmart Foundation; Dawn Shirreffs, Director of Public Affairs, The Miami Foundation
Moderator(s): Nadege Green, Journalist, WLRN News
10:30am - 11:45am - Helping Foundations Understand their Connection to Social Impact… with the Arts
Deep Dive
Speaker(s): Robert L. Lynch, President & CEO, Americans for the Arts
10:30am - 11:45am - Prioritize 2020 Census - An Urgent Opportunity to Protect Communities
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): Carrie L. Davis, Democracy Program Director, The Joyce Foundation; Debbie McKeon, President & CEO, San Diego Grantmakers; Arturo Vargas, Chief Executive Officer, NALEO Educational Fund
10:30am - 11:45am - Strategy and Tactics for Leading Systems Change Amidst Complexity
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): Heather Grady , Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; Tony Mestres, President & CEO, The Seattle Foundation; Lauren A. Smith, Co-CEO, FSG
Moderator(s): Natalie Ross, Vice President, Membership, Development and Finance, Council on Foundations
10:30am - 11:45am - Tapestry Grantmaking: Weaving Communities, Populations and Resources Together
Deep Dive
Speaker(s): Joanna Colangelo, Community Impact Director, Albuquerque Community Foundation; Kelli Cooper, Vice President, Albuquerque Community Foundation
12:00pm - 1:00pm - HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships Lunch
Networking Event
Speaker(s): David J. Byrd, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy Development, U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Networking Lunch For Community Foundations
Networking Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Networking Lunch For Corporate Foundations
Networking Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Networking Lunch For Private Foundations
Networking Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Partners Thank You Lunch
Invitation Only
1:15pm - 2:00pm - 2019 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey Demo
Tech Bar
1:15pm - 2:30pm - Building Resilient, Inclusive, and Agile Economic Ecosystems
Leadership in Action