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, Senior Research Scholar, Director, Digital Civil Society Lab, Stanford PACS; 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, Vice President for 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 Miami Foundation
Moderator(s): Tonya Allen, President & CEO, The Skillman 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, Resource Development & Strategic Opportunities, 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
Speaker(s): Yvette Kelly-Fields, Director, Corporate and Major Gift, Central State University ; Mike Rizer, Executive Vice President, Head of Community Relations, Wells Fargo & Company; Mary Thomas, Chief Operating Officer, Spartanburg County Foundation
Moderator(s): Duchesne Drew, Community Network Vice President, Bush Foundation
1:15pm - 2:00pm - Closing the Needs Gap
Learning Lab
Speaker(s): Katherine Wu Brady, Chief Operating Officer, Catchafire
1:15pm - 2:30pm - Creating a Health Equity Movement for Inclusive Economic Prosperity
Deep Dive
Speaker(s): Katurah Jenkins-Hall, PhD, Board Chair, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg; Janine Lee, President and CEO, Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF); Chris Steinocher, President and CEO, St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Moderator(s): Randall H. Russell, President and CEO, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg
1:15pm - 2:30pm - Foundations and Democracy: What Is Philanthropy's Role in a Time of Division and Mistrust?
Deep Dive
1:15pm - 2:30pm - HUD Awards Salon: Impact Investing Trends in Place
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): Shena Ashley, PhD, Vice President, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Urban Institute; Kimberlee Cornett, Managing Director, Social Investment Practice, The Kresge Foundation; Annie Donovan, Senior Fellow, Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University/Center for Community Investment at the Lincoln Institute; Mike Nellis, President and CEO, Austin Community Foundation
Moderator(s): Melanie Audette, Senior Vice President, Member and Partner Engagement, Mission Investors Exchange
1:15pm - 2:30pm - The Impact of Mergers & Acquisitions on Corporate Philanthropy
Invitation Only
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Big Data for Proactive Philanthropy
Tech Bar
2:30pm - 3:15pm - Networking Break
Networking Event
2:30pm - 3:15pm - Toolkit for Cross-Border Giving
Learning Lab
Speaker(s): Nicole Varner, Senior Director, Donor Advised & Grant Services, CAF America
3:15pm - 4:15pm - Bridging Faiths in Divided America: How Foundations Rebuild Religious Pluralism Today
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): Lucas Johnson, Executive Director, Civil Conversations Project, OnBeing; Farhan Latif, President, El-Hibri Foundation; Sheryl Olitzky, Executive Director, Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom; Eboo Patel, Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core
Moderator(s): Peter Laugharn, President & CEO, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
3:15pm - 4:15pm - Building Inclusive Conversations Around Climate Action
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): James C. Dozier , President, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum; Michelle Moore, CEO, Groundswell; Nathaniel Smith, Founder/Chief Equity Officer (CEqO), Partnership for Southern Equity
Moderator(s): Mijo Vodopic, Senior Program Officer, Climate Solutions, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
3:15pm - 4:15pm - Change Management Strategies for Effectively Transitioning Legacy Grants & Programs
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): Dannielle Campos, Senior Vice President | ESG Program Director, Bank of America Charitable Foundation; Elsa Chin, Executive Director, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase Foundation; Steve Pearson, Manager, Corporate Citizenship, IBM; Walter Woods, CEO, Humana Foundation
Moderator(s): Jennifer Chavez Rubio, Director, Corporate Community Relations, Lockheed Martin
3:15pm - 4:15pm - Culture Shift: Building Learning Organizations and a Learning Sector
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): Janet Camarena, Director, Transparency Initiatives, Candid.; Daphne Davis Moore, Communications Director, Walton Family Foundation; Nichole Hoeflich, Program Director, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations; Prasangi Ranaweera, Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
3:15pm - 4:15pm - In the Wake of the Storm: Philanthropy as a Tool for Resiliency and Community Development
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): Yoca Arditi-Rocha, Executive Director, The CLEO Institute ; Dee Baecher Brown, President, Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands; Deanna James, President, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development
Moderator(s): Lindsey Linzer, Senior Director of Programs and Grants Administration, The Miami Foundation
3:15pm - 4:15pm - Regional Multisector Partnerships to Advance Racial and Economic Equity
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): Georgette Bhathena, Director of the Partnership for the Bay's Future, San Francisco Foundation; Caitlyn Fox, Director, Justice & Opportunity Initiative, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; Jennifer Martinez, PhD, Chief Strategy Officer, PICO California; Maya Perkins, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Facebook
Moderator(s): Judith Bell, Vice President of Programs, San Francisco Foundation
4:30pm - 5:15pm - Best Practices in Charity Due Diligence
Learning Lab
Speaker(s): Jessie Krafft, Vice President, Donor Advised and Grant Services, CAF America; Mimi Turi, Senior Director of Program Financial Management , Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
4:30pm - 5:45pm - Bridging Divides: Philanthropy and the Rise of Populism
Leadership in Action
Speaker(s): Daniel Lubetzky, Founder and CEO, KIND; Ben Paynter, Senior Writer, Fast Company
4:30pm - 5:30pm - Reimagining the Council on Foundations: A Member Visioning Session with Kathleen Enright
Deep Dive
5:45pm - 7:00pm - Career Pathways Alumni Happy Hour
Invitation Only
5:45pm - 7:00pm - Northern Trust Cocktail Hour
Invitation Only
5:45pm - 7:00pm - Speed Networking
Networking Event
5:45pm - 7:00pm - Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) Reception
Invitation Only
6:00pm - 7:00pm - CEO & Trustees Reception
Invitation Only
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Out @ COF: LGBTQ Funders Reception
Networking Event
7:00pm - 9:30pm - Celebrating the Council on Foundations' 70th Anniversary
Networking Event

Wednesday, May 1

6:30am - 7:30am - Wellness Program
Wellness Programming
8:00am - 9:00am - CyberGrants presents "The Seven Deadly Sins of Grantmaking"
Tech Bar
8:00am - 8:45am - Engaging Diaspora in Philanthropy - Lessons from Ayiti
Breakfast Roundtable
Speaker(s): Pierre Jonas Imbert, Co-founder & CEO, Ayiti Community Trust; Dr. Guerda Nicolas, Board Secretary, Ayiti Community Trust
8:00am - 8:45am - How a Phone Call - and Smart Data Tracking - Led to a $100 Million
Breakfast Roundtable
Speaker(s): Kelly Dolan, Chief Marketing and Development Officer, Ronald McDonald House Charities; Heather Gandy, Director, Global Engagement & Giving, AbbVie
Moderator(s): Jessica Zar, Associate Director, Corporate Responsibility, AbbVie
8:00am - 8:45am - National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Breakfast Roundtable
Breakfast Roundtable
Speaker(s): Diana Anderson, President & CEO, Southwest Initiative Foundation and Community Foundations National Standards Board Chair
8:00am - 9:00am - Networking Breakfast
Networking Event
8:00am - 9:30am - PACE Meeting: Language Perception Project
Deep Dive
9:00am - 10:00am - Fireside Chat: Brennan Gould
Fireside Chat
Speaker(s): Brennan Gould, President & Chief Executive Officer, Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
9:00am - 10:00am - Fireside Chat: Lisa Hamilton
Fireside Chat
Speaker(s): Lisa Hamilton, President and CEO, Annie E. Casey Foundation
9:00am - 10:00am - Fireside Chat: Sharon Alpert
Fireside Chat
Speaker(s): Sharon L. Alpert, President and CEO, Nathan Cummings Foundation
9:00am - 10:00am - Measuring Impact Through Data Collection
Tech Bar
9:00am - 10:00am - The Age of Uncritiqued Philanthropy is Over
Deep Dive
Speaker(s): Jessamyn Shams-Lau, Executive Director, Peery Foundation
9:00am - 9:45am - The New Balance: Philanthropy, Power, and Possibility
Learning Lab
Speaker(s): Shena Ashley, PhD, Vice President, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Urban Institute; Kevin Reese, Visual Artist, TeamSculptures
9:00am - 10:00am - The SDGs in the United States: Exploring the Role of US Foundations
Invitation Only
Speaker(s): Tony Pipa, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
10:15am - 11:30am - 2019 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey Demo
Tech Bar
10:15am - 11:30am - Executive Session: See Sooner, Act Faster
Invitation Only
Speaker(s): Paul Schoemaker, Senior Fellow and former Research Director of Mack Institute for Innovation, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
10:15am - 11:30am - Foundations Accelerating Impact Through the Use of Guarantees
Deep Dive
Speaker(s): Kimberlee Cornett, Managing Director, Social Investment Practice, The Kresge Foundation
10:15am - 11:30am - From Science to Action: Exploring the Complexity of Climate Solutions
Leadership in Action
Speaker(s): Robert Bernard, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, National Geographic Society; Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, World Resources Institute; Shelley Poticha, Managing Director, Healthy People & Thriving Communities, Natural Resources Defense Council
Moderator(s): Kathleen McLaughlin, President, Walmart Foundation
10:15am - 11:00am - PD GENEration: Mapping the Future of Parkinson's Disease
Learning Lab
Speaker(s): James Beck, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President, Parkinson's Foundation
10:15am - 11:30am - Town Hall: Philanthropy Bridging Divides
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): Stuart Comstock-Gay, President and CEO, Delaware Community Foundation; Janine Lee, President and CEO, Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF)
Moderator(s): Chris Gates, Co-Director, Philanthropy Bridging Divides
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Funding A Level Set on Racism: How Philanthropic Organizations are Addressing Structural Racism and Bias in their Communities
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): Melissa C. DeShields, CEO & Partner, Frontline Solutions; Joel Ratner, President & CEO, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress; Mary Sobecki, Executive Director, The Needmor Fund
Moderator(s): Courtenay A. Barton, Program Manager, Arts & Culture, Cleveland Foundation
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Giving without Getting
Concurrent Session
Moderator(s): Allen R. Bromberger, Partner, Perlman & Perlman, LLP
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Leveraging Philanthropy in Concert with Business Initiatives and Cross-Sector Partnerships to Promote Lifelong Learning
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): Joshua Frazier-Sparks, Senior Manager, Opportunity, Walmart; Mahmoud Ramadan, Portfolio Manager, Google.org; Rick Wartzman, Director, KH Moon Center for a Functioning Society, Drucker Institute
Moderator(s): Lindsay Mason, Lead Strategist, Corporate Philanthropy, Council on Foundations
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Leveraging the Infrastructure
Invitation Only
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Prepping for Policy: Philanthropy in the Digital Age
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): Lucy Bernholz, Senior Research Scholar, Director, Digital Civil Society Lab, Stanford PACS
Moderator(s): Ridgway White, President , Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Scaling Up Climate Resilience Around the World
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): Hernan Blanco, Program Director, Fundacion AVINA; Lindley Mease, Climate Leaders in Movement Action (CLIMA) Fund Coordinator, Thousand Currents; Suzanne E. Siskel , Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Asia Foundation
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Unrelated Business Income Tax
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): Frank H. Smith, Partner, Marcum LLP; Karen I. Wu, Partner, Perlman & Perlman, LLP
Moderator(s): Bryan J. Del Rosario, Staff Counsel, Council on Foundations
12:00pm - 1:00pm - What’s Up in Washington?
Concurrent Session
Speaker(s): Jorge Castro, Member, Miller & Chevalier; Sandra Swirski, Partner, Urban Swirski & Associates
1:15pm - 3:30pm - Lunch & Closing Plenary - Activating Levers of Social Change: Philanthropy, Policy, and Justice
Plenary Session
Speaker(s): Paul Butler, Albert Brick Professor in Law, Georgetown University Law Center; Dinah Dittman, National Director for Community Benefit, Kaiser Permanente; Kathleen Enright, President & CEO, Council on Foundations; Lavastian Glenn, Director, Racial and Economic Justice, Nathan Cummings Foundation; Desmond Meade, President, Florida Rights Restoration Coallition; Peter Shumlin, Former Governor, State of Vermont
Moderator(s): Susan Taylor Batten, CEO and President, ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities