CEOs and Leaders Track
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Off-Site Session
Film + Video Festival
Sessions
Saturday, April 06, 2013

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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
A Global Engagement: Bold Ideas for Global Philanthropy
Williford Room, Third Floor

Please note that separate registration is required for this event.

Join the Council and a diverse array of colleagues for a daylong immersion in global grantmaking. This gathering will focus on provocative and challenging ideas that can help move the needle in global philanthropy for years to come. Expect a stimulating day of thought-provoking ideas and practical tools on a wide range of topics.

Program Schedule:

Civil Society and the Law: The Changing State of Play and What Funders Can Do About It
9–10 a.m.

Around the world, the rules governing the nonprofit sector are becoming stricter, challenging not just the capacity of civil society to do its essential work but also the ability of funders to support it. A Global Engagement opens with an important dialogue on the state of play for regulating the nonprofit sector in emerging markets and elsewhere in the global South and what funders must do to address the growing challenges.

Speed Networking
10–10:45 a.m.

Make contact with conference participants you'd like to connect with in greater depth later in the week.

Six Bold Ideas for Global Philanthropy
10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

More than a decade into the 21st century, the time is ripe to ask if global philanthropy is rising to the huge challenges before us. In this lively and stimulating session, thought leaders will offer bold idea for global philanthropy that could help the sector more effectively operate in a fast-changing world and remodel the way philanthropy does its work. Then, following lunch, participants will break into small groups to delve more deeply into each of the six bold ideas, including the following:

  • Bold Opportunities for Philanthropy in the Digital Age
    How does the digital infrastructure that connects us via mobile phone, data, and the Internet change how we organize ourselves in philanthropy? Rob Reich and Lucy Bernholz of Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society will look at some of the potential governance, organizational, and financial implications for using private resources for public good in a digital age.
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  • Social Entrepreneurship as a Tool to Empower Marginalized Communities
    Social entrepreneurship has emerged as a powerful tool to invest in social change work, but do current structures and investment practices favor the already privileged while closing doors to talented social change agents from more marginalized communities? Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenburg of Akili Dada will explore how social entrepreneurship can become a tool that more efficiently distributes finite investment dollars to the very best ideas and leaders.
  • Values and Evidence—Not at Odds: Seeking a Healthier Relationship With Results in International Philanthropy
    What do you need to avoid “obsessive measurement disorder” and listen more effectively to your partners? Jennifer Lentfer of how-matters.org discusses the increasing fixation with “what works" in international philanthropy and its implications on change-leaders working on the ground.
  • The Case for Human Rights Grantmaking
    A human rights framework is a sorely underutilized strategy for achieving powerful social change. Daniel Lee, executive director of the Levi Strauss Foundation, will illustrate the power of this important tool and make the case for its bold deployment in global grantmaking.
  • The Lemming Dilemma: How Foundations Can Address Important Trends Without Running Off the Cliff
    There are times when it makes sense to follow the fashion in funding international work, and times when it doesn’t. Adele Simmons of the Global Philanthropy Partnership will discuss the “Lemming Dilemma”: When it’s okay for philanthropy to follow the latest trends, when it’s not, and how foundations can avoid running off the cliff.
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  • The Scaffolding of Social Change: Building a Data System for Wise Philanthropy
    Social change is hard. Data can help us make better decisions, but most of us are overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of sources, opinions, and options. (There are 371 different online information platforms for social change!) How can we make sense of this chaotic but promising landscape? Jacob Harold of GuideStar offers a vision for an integrated information system to support wise decisions in our shared work for a better world.
Networking Lunch
12:45–1:30 p.m.


Bold Ideas: Small Group Discussions, Part One
1:45–2:45 p.m.

Participants will select the three bold ideas they’d like to discuss and debate with presenters and other participants.

Bold Ideas: Small Group Discussions, Part Two
3–4 p.m.

The day continues with a second round of three small group discussions on the bold ideas presented earlier in the day.

A Challenge to Act Boldly
4:15–5 p.m.

A Global Engagement concludes with report-outs from each of the small group discussions and a challenge to global grantmakers to act even more boldly.

Session Designer(s): John Harvey, Managing Director, Global Philanthropy, Council on Foundations
Speaker(s): Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Founder and Executive Director, Akili Dada, Adele Simmons, President, Global Philanthropy Partnership, Jennifer Lentfer, Founder, How-matters.org, Daniel J. Lee, Executive Director, Levi Strauss Foundation, Jacob Harold, President and CEO, GuideStar, Douglas Rutzen, President and CEO, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, John Harvey, Managing Director, Global Philanthropy, Council on Foundations, Lucy Bernholz, Visiting Scholar, Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Joshua Mintz, Vice President and General Counsel, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Film + Video Festival: "We Still Live Here"
Buckingham Room, Lobby Level

Celebrated every Thanksgiving as “the Indians” and then largely forgotten, the Wampanoag of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard are now saying loud and clear and in their Native Tongue, “Âs Nutayuneân — We Still Live Here.” This is the first time a language with no speakers for generations has been revived in a Native American community. The film is inspiring indigenous people throughout the United States and around the world to redouble their efforts to preserve and revitalize their languages and cultures.


10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Film + Video Festival: "Monica and David"
Buckingham Room, Lobby Level

Like many other couples blissfully in love, Monica and David are getting married. Yet unlike most married couples, Monica and David have Down Syndrome. Filmmaker Alexandra Codina, Monica’s cousin, offers an intimate glimpse into the first year of marriage for this charismatic young couple and reveals the joys and struggles that are much the same as that of any newlyweds: A longing for independence, desire for children, and questions about future livelihood. “Monica & David” follows the humor, heartbreak, and considerable victories in the lives of this loving couple and their extended family.


12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Film + Video Festival: "Brooklyn Castle"
Buckingham Room, Lobby Level

At junior high school I.S. 318 in Brooklyn, N.Y., it isn’t sports or music that reigns supreme among the students—it’s the game of chess. With 26 national championship titles won by the school, chess is a way to a better future. “Brooklyn Castle” follows five young adults who share their stories while engaged in competitions around the country. With budget cuts looming, the students, along with their dedicated teachers and coaches, fight to keep the program alive. Watch the Trailer


2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Film + Video Festival: "La Source"
Buckingham Room, Lobby Level

Josue Lajeunesse grew up in the rural town of La Source, Haiti, where the residents live without plumbing or electricity and must embark on a treacherous hike up a mountain every day in order to obtain clean water. Now working as a janitor at Princeton University by day and a cab driver by night, Lajeunesse is convinced there must be a better way for his hometown friends and family to live. Together with his carpenter brother, Chrismedonne, who still lives in Haiti, Lajeunesse decides to organize an effort to finally bring clean water to La Source. Watch the Trailer


3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Film + Video Festival: "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator"
Buckingham Room, Lobby Level

In a milestone for justice in Central America, a Guatemalan court recently charged former dictator Efraín Rios Montt with genocide for his brutal war against the country’s Mayan people in the 1980s. “Granito: How to Nail a Dictator” tells the story of how a film can aid a new generation of human rights activists to tip the scales of justice. Watch the Trailer


5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Film + Video Festival: "Down East"
Buckingham Room, Lobby Level

For the residents of Gouldsboro, Maine, a large sardine cannery that had been a source of livelihood for hundreds of workers—many of them elderly—has succumbed to the economic downturn and closed its doors for good. The close-knit town’s new legion of unemployed must now stake their only hope on an unlikely outsider, Italian immigrant Antonio Bussone, who attempts to transform the defunct factory into a new lobster processing facility.


5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Global Philanthropy Reception and Dinner: An Evening of Global Networking
Continental A, Lobby Level

Please note that separate registration is required for this event.

Cap off a great day of learning by spending the evening networking with your global grantmaking peers.

Program Schedule:

Networking Reception with CEMEFI
5:30-6:30 p.m.

This year CEMEFI (Mexican Center for Philanthropy) celebrates its 25th anniversary promoting philanthropy, civic involvement, and corporate social responsibility in Mexico. Join CEMEFI and a delegation of representatives from Mexico’s philanthropic sector for this networking fiesta to share stories, learning, and ideas for collaboration in Mexico and across borders.

Representatives to include Klaus Boker, Member of the Board, Fundación Rafael Dondé; María del Pilar Parás, President of the Board, Fundación Merced; and Graciela Padilla, Fundación Bancomer

Cocktail Reception (with optional Speed Networking)
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, and great conversation during this festive reception, with an opportunity to participate in speed networking to make fast connections with new colleagues.

Annual Global Philanthropy Dinner
7:30-9:30 p.m.

A rich day of learning and networking on global grantmaking comes to a climax with the Council’s Annual Global Philanthropy Dinner, a celebratory event that also features substantive conversation.

Featured Discussion: What the World Needs Now from Global Philanthropy
Some have described the current moment of world history as a “perfect storm” or “boiling point” as a multiple set of crises converge. The impacts of climate change are picking up speed with often devastating consequences. Increased pressures on limited natural resources are inevitably leading to conflict. Globally we see major economic exclusion and a democratic deficit. Philanthropy, by definition, is optimistic—as it should be, as humanity has within its collective power and intellect the capacity to address these very wicked problems. Yet to play its part effectively, philanthropy needs to act very differently than it has in the past, applying 21st century practices to 21st century problems. Join colleagues for a provocative and inspiring conversation on what the world needs now from global philanthropy.



Session Designer(s): John Harvey, Managing Director, Global Philanthropy, Council on Foundations
Speaker(s): Tomicah Tillemann, Senior Advisor, Civil Society and Emerging Democracies , U.S. Department of State, Gayle Peterson, Founder/Senior Managing Director, Partners for Change, Birger Stamperdahl , Marketing Director, Give2Asia, Nick Deychakiwsky, Program Officer, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, John Harvey, Managing Director, Global Philanthropy, Council on Foundations, Terry Odendahl, Executive Director and CEO, Global Greengrants Fund


8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Henry Hampton Award Celebration: "DETROPIA" (Dessert, Drinks, and Discussion)
International Ballroom, Second Floor

Detroit is on the brink of bankruptcy. In the past 10 years it has lost 25 percent of its population and 50 percent of its manufacturing jobs. City officials are in the midst of the most dramatic "downsizing" of an American city ever seen, including demolishing thousands of homes and cutting basic services. "DETROPIA" tells the evocative story of Motor City protagonists striving to make ends meet, refusing to abandon hope, and working to help the city envision a radically different future. There is a separate fee for this event.

Co-hosted by the Council on Foundations, Media Impact Funders, and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy.




Sunday, April 07, 2013

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7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Evolving the Narrative: Defining the Value and Impact of Your Corporate Philanthropy
Continental B, Lobby Level

Most business and philanthropic thought leaders acknowledge that corporations must transform themselves to increase impact on society, and some argue that social and business value can happen simultaneously. For those on the sidelines, however, making the case for the impact and value of corporate philanthropy remains challenging. Join us to hear from colleagues who will help demystify the process. You’ll also learn how to frame a compelling strategic story that serves as a “tipping point” for gaining internal support and credibility for your corporate philanthropy program. Pre-registration is required - member rate is $75, nonmember $125.

Moderator(s): Ann W. Cramer, Senior Consultant, Coxe Curry & Associates
Session Designer(s): Nicole R. Robinson, President, Mondelez International Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Heather Loebner, Executive Director, USA Foundation and CR Governance Board and Manager, Corporate, ArcelorMittal, Kimberly H. Young, Director of Corporate Services, Council on Foundations
Speaker(s): Joy H. Marini, Director, Corporate Contributions, Johnson & Johnson, Christopher Pinney, Executive Director, Institute for Business Leadership, Wendy Ramage Hawkins, Executive Director, Intel Foundation, Dinah Dittman, National Director, Community Engagement and Philanthropy, Kaiser Permanente, Nicole R. Robinson, President, Mondelez International Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Jacob A. Gayle, Vice President of Community Affairs and Executive Director, Medtronic Foundation


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Nonprofit Media Working Group Panel Breakfast
Marquette Room, Third Floor

How will the development of nonprofit media affect your local community? What are the legal barriers to the growth of the nonprofit media sector? Join us for a lively panel discussion, followed by a question and answer session with leading experts in the nonprofit media movement. Learn about a recent report released by the Council on Foundations and Knight Foundation that provides principles the IRS should consider applying to new nonprofit media organizations seeking public charity status. Space is limited, so e-mail nonprofitmedia@cof.org to reserve your space for this free preconference breakfast meeting.


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
New CEO Leadership Roundtable (Part One)
Williford C, Third Floor

This session is for CEOs only.

In this two-part session, new foundation chief executives will have an opportunity to interact with each other and veteran leaders on the following topics and many others: How do you define your success as CEO? What do you wish you had known in your first 100 days as CEO? What critical challenges does philanthropy face as field? Learn valuable lessons and build helpful peer-to-peer CEO connections that will last long beyond the conference.

Download the objectives and agenda.

Session Designer(s): Michael Balaoing, Principal, Candlelion LLC , Adjunct Professor, New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Carol A. Goss, President and CEO, The Skillman Foundation, Javier Alberto Soto , President and CEO, The Miami Foundation, J. Michael Durnil, President and CEO, Simon Youth Foundation, Ericka Plater Turner, Managing Director, Professional Development, Council on Foundations


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The Brazilian Way: Perspectives on Social Investment in an Ever-Changing Context
Private Dining Room 2, Third Floor

Brazilian strategic philanthropy—or social investment, as it is more often called—is fairly new and assumes many different forms. The traditional models of grantmakers and grantseekers are not the only mold for social change. Social investors often take the roles of service providers, grantmakers, mobilizers of community organizations, the government, and advocates for a better philanthropic environment. Engage in an open and informal dialogue with Brazilian social investors, exploring the many different ways private resources are being used for public interest causes.

Moderator(s): Andre Degenszajn, Secretary-General, GIFE
Session Designer(s): Andre Degenszajn, Secretary-General, GIFE
Speaker(s): Daryalva Gottardello Bacellar, Executive Director, Instituto Grupo Pão de Açucar, Aldeny Rezende, Institutional Relations Manager, Fundação Orça, Renata Biselli, Philanthropic Advisor, JP Morgan, Adriana Norte, Institucional Manager, Instituto Estre


11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Lunch and Opening Plenary: A National Philanthropic Dialogue on Safe and Healthy Communities
International Ballroom, Second Floor

Imagine a world where safety is guaranteed and where lives are not interrupted by senseless violence. Community safety affects each and every one of us both personally and professionally. As American communities face a growing incidence of violence, how can we work together as funders and as a nation to address this devastating societal problem and create lasting change?

Join us to hear different perspectives on how deep the roots of this problem are, what the challenges are to addressing it, and what opportunities there are for change.

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Moderator(s): Ellen S. Alberding, President, The Joyce Foundation
Speaker(s): Mitchell J. Landrieu , Mayor, City of New Orleans, Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago, Heather Mac Donald, John M. Olin Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, James Anderson, Program Assistant, Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Michael A Nutter, Mayor, City of Philadelphia, Diana M. Bontá, President and CEO, The California Wellness Foundation, Caren Yanis , Executive Director, Crown Family Philanthropies, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Chair


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Resource Central Break
Grand Ballroom, Second Floor




1:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Film + Video Festival: Meet The Filmmakers: "The House I Live In", "Snitch" and "Slavery By Another Name"
Buckingham Room, Lobby Level

Documentary films “Slavery By Another Name” and “The House I Live In” illuminate the way that racial discrimination shapes our prison system. The new action film “Snitch,” starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, highlights the way that prosecutors exact rough justice through indiscriminate use of plea bargains and mandatory minimum sentences. Media Impact Funders board member Joy Thomas Moore moderates this panel discussion with directors Eugene Jarecki and Ric Roman Waugh.



Speaker(s): , Melinda Shopsin, Producer, Charlotte Street Films, Eugene Jarecki, Director, Charlotte Street Films, LLC


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
New CEO Leadership Roundtable (Part Two)
Williford C, Third Floor

This session is for CEOs only.

In the conclusion of this two-part session, new foundation chief executives will have an opportunity to interact with each other and veteran leaders on the following topics and many others: How do you define your success as CEO? What do you wish you had known in your first 100 days as CEO? What critical challenges does philanthropy face as field? Learn valuable lessons and build helpful peer-to-peer CEO connections that will last long beyond the conference.

Download the objectives and agenda.

Session Designer(s): Michael Balaoing, Principal, Candlelion LLC , Adjunct Professor, New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Carol A. Goss, President and CEO, The Skillman Foundation, Javier Alberto Soto , President and CEO, The Miami Foundation, Ericka Plater Turner, Managing Director, Professional Development, Council on Foundations, J. Michael Durnil, President and CEO, Simon Youth Foundation


2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Off-Site Session: A River Runs Through It: A Journey Through Race, Class, Environment and Geography in Chicago

The 156-mile Chicago River is best known for its scenic architectural boat tours and being dyed green on St. Patrick’s Day. But it tells a far more complex and powerful story of Chicago’s divisions along race, class, and geographic lines. Join us and discover how private philanthropy has played a critical role in everything from commerce and transit development to environmental justice along the river.

The bus loading will take place at the 8th street entrance of the Hilton – please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to site session departure time. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for all site sessions at the Council registration desk located in the Grand Ballroom.

Session Designer(s): Mae P. Hong, Director, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Speaker(s): John Quail, Director of Watershed Planning, Friends of the Chicago River, Margaret Frisbie, Executive Director, Friends of the Chicago River


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Building Equitable and Sustainable Food Systems: What Does It Take?
Continental C, Lobby Level

A “good food” system is rooted in strengthening communities. Using innovative approaches to community engagement, infrastructure change, and policymaking, local leaders are placing equity at the heart of their work to transform food systems. Learn how these leaders are creating vibrant communities by ensuring that the “good food” movement addresses racial and economic inequities.

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Session Designer(s): Alandra L. Washington, Deputy Director, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Michael Hamm, Professor, Michigan State University, Haile Johnston, Founder and Codirector, Common Market Philadelphia, Julian J. Champion, Executive Director, Fresh Moves, Malik Yakini, Founder and Executive Director, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, Linda Jo Doctor, Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Corporate Identity and Social Change
Williford A, Third Floor

Corporate social marketing efforts elicit varied and often strong reactions in the public and private sectors. Champions suggest these efforts are igniting impulses that unleash the power of consumers and the communities they serve. Detractors are skeptical and challenge whether this type of marketing offers meaningful solutions. Join thought leaders for insights that will help you get beyond the rhetoric and learn how you can leverage marketing to drive social change.

Moderator(s): Grant Garrison, Director of Strategy, GOOD/CORPS
Session Designer(s): Nicole R. Robinson, President, Mondelez International Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Nicole R. Robinson, President, Mondelez International Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Martin Edlund, Chief Executive Officer, Malaria No More, Meredith Leigh Moore, Director, Global Community Engagement, McDonald's Corporation


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Evaluating from the Inside-Out
Continental B, Lobby Level

Philanthropy is becoming increasingly sophisticated in the ways it uses evaluation to measure progress and demonstrate the impact of effective programs, as well as in how it takes that knowledge to inform and refine strategies for creating social good. Join us as we share important lessons learned about optimal uses for evaluation in foundations.

Moderator(s): Kevin Rafter, Manager, Research and Evaluation, James Irvine Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Edward W. Pauly , Director of Research and Evaluation, The Wallace Foundation, Fay Twersky, Director, Effective Philanthropy Group, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Marie Colombo, Senior Program Officer, Knowledge Management, The Skillman Foundation


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Five Reasons to Invest in Girls
Waldorf Room, Third Floor

When girls receive support and opportunities, they can become a powerful force in transforming their families, their communities, and the world. Hear from an array of funders—from small foundations to large corporate investors—about what it means to invest in girls, why they do it, what’s been learned, and what is coming next.

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Session Designer(s): Celene Peurye, Principal, Focused Philanthropy, Kristin R. Lindsey, CEO, The Global Fund for Children, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Kristin R. Lindsey, CEO, The Global Fund for Children, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Pamela Shifman, Director, Initiatives for Girls and Women, NoVo Foundation, Joy H. Marini, Director, Corporate Contributions, Johnson & Johnson, Neera Tiwari, Mentorship Program Member, GirlForward, Aklesiya Dejene, Junior Intern, Safe Spaces Neighbors Campaign, GirlForward


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Safe Communities: Investment Strategies that Work
Boulevard A/B, Second Floor

At the conclusion of the opening plenary, this session will offer connections to funders who will be sharing their philanthropic investment strategies for safe communities. Hear perspectives from funders on mental health, community and civic engagement, and gun policy, as well as targeted efforts for convening and collaboration. You will have opportunities to connect, share your work, learn from others, and discuss this critical topic at a much deeper level.



Speaker(s): Nina Vinik, Program Director, Joyce Foundation, Victoria Dinges, AVP Public Social Responsibility, The Allstate Foundation, Toya Randall , Senior Director, Community Initiatives, Casey Family Programs, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Julio Marcial, Program Director, The California Wellness Foundation, Christopher T. Gates , Executive Director, Philanthropy For Active Civic Engagement (PACE)


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Small Grants. Big Difference. How Funders Can Make an Impact with Relatively Few Dollars
Continental A, Lobby Level

Bigger isn’t always better. Funding models that focus on smaller grant size (from as little as $5,000 to $350,000) can still provide a supersize return on investment, influence, and impact. Join two foundations and their grantees as they share strategies and tactics for making the most of small grants.

Session Designer(s): Victoria Dunning, Vice President for Programs, The Global Fund for Children, Kate Ahern, Director, Social Innovation, The Case Foundation
Speaker(s): Kate Ahern, Director, Social Innovation, The Case Foundation, Monica LaBiche Brown, Deputy Director of Resource Development, Water for People, Daniel Tillias, Executive Director, SAKALA - Pax Christi Ayiti, Victoria Dunning, Vice President for Programs, The Global Fund for Children


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The Chicago Cultural Plan: A City and Cross-Department Cultural Initiative
Boulevard C, Second Floor

The Chicago Cultural Plan is the first of its kind in more than 25 years to strengthen the city’s arts and cultural sector. Unveiled in the fall of 2012 after months of meetings with stakeholders and community members across the city, the plan includes input from thousands of Chicagoans and will serve as the central planning document for enhancing the city's thriving arts and culture sector, supporting creativity, innovation and excellence in the arts. Learn more about the plan and why it is a rich opportunity for philanthropic, public, and private sector collaboration and implementation.

Moderator(s): Laura S. Washington, Interim Publisher, The Chicago Reporter; Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times, Political Analyst, ABC-7 Chicago
Session Designer(s): Jane M. Saks, Executive Director, Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, Columbia College Chicago, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Michelle T. Boone, Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Jane M. Saks, Executive Director, Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, Columbia College Chicago, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Bechara Choucair, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health, Gabe Klein, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The Wilmer Shields Rich Awards Salon
Marquette Room, Third Floor

Join your peers for a conversation with the 2013 winners of the Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for Excellence in Communications! Learn about innovative communications strategies that can help advance your organizational goals and further your mission.

Speaker(s): Barbara Raymond, Director, Schools and Neighborhoods, The California Endowment, Staci Perkins, Senior Director of Marketing, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Kate Bartalon, Senior Director of Development, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Martha McDermott Landrum, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Rita Soronen , Executive Director, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Sherece West-Scantlebury, President and CEO, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
What's Hot, Hot, Hot Inside the Beltway (and Why You Are in the Spotlight)
Williford B, Third Floor

Hear about the really hot issues for foundations from Washington insiders and partners working with the Council on tax reform. Join us for a lively roundtable discussion on the big issues and politics driving the conversation. You'll get a clear sense of how the sector is being perceived by Congress and where the sector needs to put its messaging focus, and have a chance to help shape the debate.

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Moderator(s): Sue Santa, Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs, Council on Foundations
Speaker(s): Matt Dolan, Director, The Federal Policy Group, LLC, Robert Leonard, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, Gloria Johnson-Cusack, Executive Director, Leadership 18, Joanne V. Florino, Board Member, The Philanthropy Collaborative


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Leader to Leader: Sharing Insights and Solutions
Williford C, Third Floor

This session is for CEOs only.

Bring your burning leadership questions to this highly facilitated private discussion. Share wisdom, ask thorny questions, and offer solutions to peers. Topics of small group conversations will be decided in real time based upon your input on the challenges that keep you up at night. Gain insight in a safe and confidential environment. Come away with some great ideas, an expanded network, and a few “to be continued” conversations.

Facilitator(s): Marta Siberio, President, Marta Siberio Consulting
Session Designer(s): Ericka Plater Turner, Managing Director, Professional Development, Council on Foundations, Marta Siberio, President, Marta Siberio Consulting


4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Resource Central Break
Grand Ballroom, Second Floor




4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Film + Video Festival: "Escape Fire"
Buckingham Room, Lobby Level

What went wrong with America’s health care system, and how can it be fixed? Filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke examine the nuts and bolts of the current battle raging over a health care system that is seemingly broken. Drawing from personal stories and the ongoing efforts of those trying to make a positive difference, this film focuses on finding workable solutions. Watch the Trailer


4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Climate Change, Climate Justice
Waldorf Room, Third Floor

The major environmental problems faced by humanity do not respect geographical borders. Join us for a discussion of how grantmaking to protect our planet means funding efforts that champion a world with sustainable energy access for all. We’ll explore strategies that focus on climate justice, how the corporate sector can be engaged as a partner, and how foundations of all shapes and sizes can work on a global scale.

Moderator(s): Rachel Leon, Executive Director, Environmental Grantmakers Association
Session Designer(s): Rachel Leon, Executive Director, Environmental Grantmakers Association
Speaker(s): Sara Mersha, Director of Grantmaking and Advocacy, Grassroots International, David Gordon, Senior Environmental Program Officer, Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, Sandra Smithey, Program Officer, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation


4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Coalition Building and Collaboration
Continental B, Lobby Level

Does coalition building and collaboration help bring about community change? What is the role of foundations in building coalitions and fostering collaboration in communities? How can foundations (1) come together and collaborate to leverage greater benefits for the issues and communities they support, and (2) work with government agencies, nonprofits, and others to create collaborative efforts. This interactive session will engage and challenge you to examine your current grantmaking and civic leadership practices and learn how to build even more effective collaborative efforts.

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Moderator(s): Stephanie McGencey, Executive Director, Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Terry Mazany, President and CEO, The Chicago Community Trust, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Phyllis Glink, Executive Director, The Irving Harris Foundation, Ada Sanchez, Executive Director, The Peppercorn Foundation


4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Engaging the Heart and Mind of Philanthropy
Boulevard A/B, Second Floor

Relying on intuition to invest in people and organizations that are at the forefront of seemingly intractable issues like safe communities, climate change, and educational equity is just as important as relying on data. How can your organizations blend gutsy intuition with sound data to tackle the toughest issues? How do we empower our institutions with the right people and tools to take informed leaps of faith? Join us for an interactive strategy session about a different kind of thought-engaged leadership for philanthropy.

Session Designer(s): Kelly Brown, Director, D5 Coalition
Speaker(s): Ted Corbin, Medical Director, "Healing Hurt People" / Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Cathy J. Cohen, David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago, Jhatayn "Jay" Travis, Program Officer, Woods Fund of Chicago, Josina Morita, Executive Coordinator, United Congress of Religious and Community Organizations, Board Member, Woods Fund of Chicago, Rev. Michael Pfleger, Senior Pastor, The Fair Community of St. Sabina, Kelly Brown, Director, D5 Coalition


4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
From Battlefields to Communities: Collaborations for Veterans Philanthropy
Williford B, Third Floor

Funders are joining public sector and business partners all over the nation to help the new generation of veterans and military families make a successful transition back into their communities. The time is right to harness our great American community spirit toward a more comprehensive, holistic “welcome back” to those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Find out how foundations have connected with Veterans Administration programs, what lessons they have learned, and how your foundation can be part of this effort.

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Moderator(s): Donald Cooke , Senior Vice President, The McCormick Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Jennifer James, Consultant, San Diego Grantmakers, Eli Willamson, Director of Veterans Programs, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Anna LauBach, Director, Veterans Initiatives, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Peter Long, President and CEO, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Sarah Peetz, Vice President, Community Outreach, Lincoln Community Foundation


4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
How Are We Doing? The Challenge of Assessing Foundation Performance
Williford A, Third Floor

The CEO is responsible for the overall effectiveness of the foundation, but what data and information should inform performance assessment? This session will explore what’s working and what’s not working when it comes to assessment, examining questions such as: Why is assessing foundation performance so uniquely challenging? What is the right mix of evaluation and operational data? What is the role of the board in performance assessment? How can performance assessment data be used to drive improvement?

Session Designer(s): Phil Buchanan, President, The Center for Effective Philanthropy, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Phil Buchanan, President, The Center for Effective Philanthropy, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Anne Warhover, President and CEO, The Colorado Health Foundation, Fay Twersky, Director, Effective Philanthropy Group, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Learning Lab: Native Voices Rising: A Case for Funding Native Led Change



Speaker(s): Carly Dawn Hare, Executive Director, Native Americans in Philanthropy, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member


4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Opportunity Youth: Pathways to Success for Our Nation's Youth
Continental C, Lobby Level

Last year the White House Council for Community Solutions identified Opportunity Youth—young people, ages 16 to 24, who are disconnected from school and/or jobs—as an important area of untapped potential for our nation. Learn about emerging funding collaboratives and cross-sector partnerships that connect young adults to education and career success.

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Session Designer(s): Stephen Patrick, Executive Director, Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, The Aspen Institute, Alandra L. Washington, Deputy Director, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Kevin Rafter, Manager, Research and Evaluation, James Irvine Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Cherise Flowers, Associate Campaign Specialist, Responsys, Natasha Martell Jackson, Southwest Region Media and Education Manager, Intel Corporation, Alandra L. Washington, Deputy Director, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Patrice Cromwell, Director, Economic Development and Integration Initiatives, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Stephen Patrick, Executive Director, Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, The Aspen Institute


4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
What Success Looks Like: New Tactics in Creating and Measuring Social Change
Continental A, Lobby Level

Everyone wants to know what role social media is having in advancing social change. This panel will use a case study approach to help answer that question.  Session presenters will discuss how social media metrics have facilitated measuring value, how leading nonprofits are using digital media to achieve social or policy change, and the use of storytelling and social media tools to build specific issue-area campaigns and evaluate them. Participants will present new information and media from the Joyce Foundation’s digital initiative, the Good Pitch and the Sundance Institute/Skoll Foundation "Stories of Change" initiatives, and the latest findings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. What does it add up to? Better roadmaps to success.

 



Session Designer(s): Cara Mertes, Director, Documentary Film Program and Fund, Sundance Institute, Charles Benton, Chairman, Benton Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Debra Joy Pérez, Interim Vice President for Research and Evaluation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Cara Mertes, Director, Documentary Film Program and Fund, Sundance Institute, Scott Wang, Program Officer, The Joyce Foundation


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Private CEO Reception with Colleagues
Williford C, Third Floor

This session is for CEOs only.

Don’t miss this casual, informal opportunity to meet new colleagues, strengthen connections, or further conversations from earlier in the day.


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Networking Event: The Art Institute of Chicago

Relax with your colleagues at a private reception inside the magnificent Art Institute of Chicago—one of the leading cultural institutions and the second-largest art museum in the nation. Enjoy spectacular city views plus more than 50 centuries of superb artwork. Our gala reception is in the spectacular Modern Wing, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano.


8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Film + Video Festival: "DETROPIA"
Buckingham Room, Lobby Level

Once it may have been music, manufacturing, or automobiles that defined Detroit. Now, it is its near dissolution and the scrappy residents fighting to keep it alive. While we meet numerous remarkable characters striving to make ends meet and to make sense of their city teetering on the brink of collapse, it is Detroit itself that emerges as the central and most evocative character. The intricate rhythms of desolation, survival, and rebirth make “DETROPIA” a worthy heir of one of the founding glories of the documentary cinema—the city symphony. Watch the Trailer


Monday, April 08, 2013

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7:30 AM- 8:00 AM
Annual Meeting of Members Breakfast
International Ballroom, Second Floor

Join us for breakfast and hear an overview on the state of the Council in 2012, including year-end membership and financial reports. New board members will be elected, and there also will be an opportunity to interact with board leadership and ask questions. This meeting is open to all conference attendees.

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Session Designer(s): Johanna Van Dyke, Manager, Legal and Public Policy, Council on Foundations


8:00 AM- 9:30 AM
Breakfast Plenary: Food Justice: An Issue for All
International Ballroom, Second Floor

Across the nation and globe, we are in the midst of a burgeoning crisis. As a global community, we are facing food insecurity, obesity, malnourishment, and an abundance of industrialized food production that use non-sustainable approaches to farming and production that limit future use of our lands. What are the causes of this problem? What are the solutions? What are the challenges preventing us from getting there? Join us for a lively and interactive session that will showcase the myriad perspectives on this topic and offer tactical ways to make a difference—today and every day.

Virtual Remarks:
His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales

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Moderator(s): Paula Daniels, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Mayor, City of Los Angeles
Speaker(s): LaDonna Redmond, Senior Program Associate, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Barbara "Barbie" Izquierdo, Hunger Advocate, Drexel University, Art Smith, President and CEO, The Art Smith Company, Scott Cullen, Executive Director, GRACE Communications Foundation, Vikki Spruill, President and CEO, Council on Foundations


9:30 AM- 10:00 AM
Resource Central Break
Grand Ballroom, Second Floor




9:45 AM- 11:30 AM
Film + Video Festival: "The Weight of the Nation"
Buckingham Room, Lobby Level

The fourth and last film in HBO’s ambitious “The Weight of the Nation” series is “Challenges.” It examines the severity and origins of the obesity epidemic, explores the challenges confronting people who struggle with obesity, and looks at opportunities for communities to fight the epidemic. Besides facing an increased risk of premature death, people who are obese are at greater risk of serious medical conditions. In addition, obesity has a much broader impact: It not only drives up health care costs for patients and families, it costs businesses—and the country—billions of dollars in lost productivity and higher employee health costs. Watch the Trailer


9:45 AM- 1:15 PM
Off-Site Session: Community Design and Problem-Solving Case Study: Lurie Children's Hospital

A visit to Lurie Children's Hospital is a unique opportunity to see how community partners collaborated to build a state-of-the-art medical facility that meets the needs of its myriad users and creators—designers, architects, community leaders, philanthropists, cultural institutions, medical professionals, government, the children/patients themselves, etc. See how the hospital's partners made thoughtful decisions that impacted the layout and design of the space, and hear how those decisions evolved. The visit will culminate in a panel discussion to emphasize how you can apply the same problem-solving techniques to address the needs of your community, whatever those needs may be.

The bus loading will take place at the 8th street entrance of the Hilton – please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to site session departure time. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for all site sessions at the Council registration desk located in the Grand Ballroom.

Session Designer(s): Rebecca Richards, Trustee, Zarrow Family Foundation, Jaimie Mayer Phinney, Trustee, The Nathan Cummings Foundation
Speaker(s): Lisa Mulvaney, Coordinator, Creative Arts Program, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago , Bruce Komiske, Project Executive, Fareri Associates, Debra Weese-Mayer, Chief, Center for Autonomic Medicine in Pediatrics, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Foundations as Civic Actors: Redefining Partnerships with Government
Continental B, Lobby Level

All levels of government are experiencing continued pressure on resources to provide services to the most vulnerable populations in our communities. Further, the public sector’s constrained resource environment and the inevitable cuts to social programs limit the ability to engage in new and innovative solutions to critical social problems. On the positive side, however, this environment is providing an opportunity for private philanthropy and the public sector to forge new partnerships that address critical issues and programs in which both sectors have invested heavily in the past. This session will explore how foundations are redefining their role in partnership with government. Using concrete examples, we will examine what is different about these partnerships. How are role expectations and definitions developed? What barriers remain in these newly formed relationships? Are these more recent partnerships, driven by the current environment, suggesting a new norm in the way our sectors relate to one another?

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Moderator(s): Valerie S. Lies, President and CEO, Donors Forum, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Session Designer(s): Valerie S. Lies, President and CEO, Donors Forum, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Cheryl Hughes, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, The Chicago Community Trust
Speaker(s): Jeremy Johnson, Philanthropic Liaison, City of Newark, New Jersey, Ellen S. Alberding, President, The Joyce Foundation, Ngoan Le, Vice President of Programs, The Chicago Community Trust


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
From Obstacle to Opportunity: A Human Rights Approach to Education
Waldorf Room, Third Floor

Learn during this intimate discussion how the world’s greatest challenges can be conquered through education. You'll hear from the Afghan Institute for Learning, a groundbreaking, visionary organization working at the grassroots level; and the IDP Foundation, which focuses on boosting the development of low-cost private schools in West Africa.

Moderator(s): Kristin R. Lindsey, CEO, The Global Fund for Children, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Session Designer(s): Kristin R. Lindsey, CEO, The Global Fund for Children, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Sakena Yacoobi, Executive Director and Founder, Afghan Institute of Learning, Irene D. Pritzker, President, IDP Foundation, Inc.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Major Social Justice Issues of the Day: How Can Philanthropy be a Leader in Tackling Them?
Williford C, Third Floor

Given the massive social justice challenges we face today, how can we as CEOs best address them through our programming? Learn about the state of social justice grantmaking, hear from foundation leaders who pursue this work, and discover ways to collaborate on key challenges through strategic alliances.

Moderator(s): Mary E. McClymont, President, Public Welfare Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Session Designer(s): Mary E. McClymont, President, Public Welfare Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Evette Cardona, Vice President of Programs, Polk Bros. Foundation, Seema Shah, Director of Research for Special Projects, Foundations Center, Ken Zimmerman, Director of U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundation, Michele Lord, President, Public Interest Projects, Emmett D. Carson, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Speed Mentoring for Career Professionals
Williford B, Third Floor

Career professionals often find their most valuable professional development experiences are their relationships with peers. This session will offer aspiring leaders an opportunity to confer, in speed dating style, with senior-level professionals to deepen previous discussions at the conference, expand networks, and build new relationships. This fast-paced networking opportunity will give you tips on soliciting peer advice and soliciting feedback that you will be able to implement immediately. You'll come away with some great ideas and a few “to be continued” conversations.

Session Designer(s): Barbara Ceptus, Leadership Development Officer/ACLS Public Fellow, Council on Foundations, Elizabeth Myrick, Principal, Elizabeth Myrick Consulting
Speaker(s): Alandra L. Washington, Deputy Director, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Valerie Raines, President, VRaines Consulting, Elizabeth Myrick, Principal, Elizabeth Myrick Consulting, Lisette Islas, Director of Community Organizing, Jacobs Family Foundation, Tonya Allen, Chief Operating Officer, The Skillman Foundation, Sharmila Rao Thakkar, Senior Program Officer, The Siragusa Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Kenneth M. Jones II, VP, Finance and Administration, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Angela Frusciante, Knowledge Development Officer, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, Satonya C. Fair, Director, Grants Management, The Annie E. Casey Foundation


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
The Future of Journalism and Why It Matters to Philanthropy
Continental A, Lobby Level

Clearly the predicament traditional journalism is in today calls for innovative, imaginative, and perhaps even risky responses. A growing number of foundations are supporting journalism, both through nonprofits and for-profits, and other funders are wondering how to make effective grants in this area. This session provides a range of responses from seasoned professionals in journalism and philanthropy.

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Session Designer(s): Charles Benton, Chairman, Benton Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Sunny Fischer, Executive Director, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Speaker(s): Laura S. Washington, Interim Publisher, The Chicago Reporter; Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times, Political Analyst, ABC-7 Chicago, Calvin Sims, Program Officer, Ford Foundation, Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting, Bruce Sagan, Publisher, Herald Newspapers


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
With Federal Immigration Reform on the Horizon, What Do Funders Need to Know?
Boulevard Room, Second Floor

Approximately 10 million immigrants are undocumented. Unfortunately, without major federal immigration policy reform, there is no way for them to fix their status. Please join us in a lively discussion about what funders need to know to fully integrate these Americans by choice.

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Moderator(s): Darren Sandow, Executive Director, Hagedorn Foundation
Session Designer(s): Daranee Petsod, Executive Director, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Geri Mannion, Director, U.S. Programs & Special Opportunities Program, Carnegie Corporation of New York
Speaker(s): Ali Noorani, Executive Director, National Immigration Forum, Jenny Yang, Vice President of Advocacy and Policy, World Relief , Marielena Hincapie, Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center, Luis V. Gutierrez, Member, U.S. House of Representatives


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Women and Work
Continental C, Lobby Level

Other than microenterprise, entrepreneurship is not often associated with foundations as a path to economic success. Join us to discuss the role of philanthropy in supporting women's business development, including innovative and successful strategies.

Moderator(s): K. Sujata, President and CEO, Chicago Foundation for Women, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Session Designer(s): K. Sujata, President and CEO, Chicago Foundation for Women, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Alandra L. Washington, Deputy Director, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Jasmine Thomas , Program Officer, Citi Foundation, Emilia DiMenco, Director, Harris Bank Foundation, Julie Smolyansky, President and CEO, Lifeway Foods


11:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Resource Central Break
Grand Ballroom, Second Floor




11:45 AM- 1:30 PM
Film + Video Festival: "The Light in Her Eyes"
Buckingham Room, Lobby Level

Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus, Syria, 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is underway—women are claiming space within the mosque. Shot right before the uprising in Syria erupted, “The Light in Her Eyes” offers an extraordinary portrait of a leader who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their dreams. Watch the Trailer


12:00 PM- 2:00 PM
Lunch and Simultaneous Plenary Sessions
International Ballroom, Second Floor

Join us for lunch and introductory speeches from the plenary hosts. We will then break out into smaller groups for the simultaneous plenary sessions.


12:30 PM- 2:00 PM
Simultaneous Plenary: Inequities of Justice
Continental C, Lobby Level

Discover how the inequities within the U.S. criminal justice system undermine individual dignity, community stability, and family structure. Panelists will explore reform efforts underway across philanthropy, literature, and film that are designed to restore fairness and competency to the justice system.

Session Designer(s): Toya Randall , Senior Director, Community Initiatives, Casey Family Programs, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Kirsten Levingston, Program Officer for Justice Sector Reform, Ford Foundation
Speaker(s): David Singleton, Executive Director, Ohio Justice and Policy Center , Jonathan Rapping, President / Founder, Gideon's Promise, Dawn Porter, Founder, Trilogy Films, Kirsten Levingston, Program Officer for Justice Sector Reform, Ford Foundation, Lyman Legters, Senior Fellow, U.S. Department of Justice, Casey Family Programs


12:30 PM- 2:00 PM
Simultaneous Plenary: Media and Democracy: A New Look at Media Foundations
Continental A, Lobby Level

Former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps will highlight some of the major communications policy challenges and choices now facing our country. In additon, leaders from the Ford, Knight, and MacArthur foundations will discuss how they are responding to these challenges, both internally and programmatically and—together with the audience—address the implications for philanthropy.

Moderator(s): Charles Benton, Chairman, Benton Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Luis Ubiñas, President, Ford Foundation, Michael Copps, Senior Advisor, Common Cause, Eric Newton, Senior Adviser to the President, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Elspeth Revere, Vice President, Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation


12:30 PM- 2:00 PM
Simultaneous Plenary: The Art of Listening
International Ballroom, Second Floor

Join iconic radio figures—including the founder of Radio Diaries, which just won a Peabody Award for its documentary "Teen Contender''—for a conversation exploring the power of the worlds' most accessible and popular information source and the intersection of radio and philanthropy. Radio is the most universal medium, used by 95 percent of the world’s population. Requiring inexpensive and relatively simple technology, it provides global voices access and an ability to participate that may not exist otherwise. It is the message and messenger of some of the greatest issues of our times, as well as the site for an investigation of contemporary life's far ranging experiences. Come discover the medium as a unique tool to experience, engage, learn, and be moved.

Moderator(s): Jane M. Saks, Executive Director, Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, Columbia College Chicago, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Session Designer(s): Jane M. Saks, Executive Director, Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, Columbia College Chicago, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Ira Glass, Host / Managing Producer, WBEZ’s This American Life, Joe Richman, Founder and Executive Producer, Radio Diaries Inc. , Julie Shapiro, Artistic Director, Third Coast International Audio Festival


12:30 PM- 2:00 PM
Simultaneous Plenary: The Returns of Impact Investing
Continental B, Lobby Level

In addition to financial returns, impact investments provide learning, community, and behavioral returns to your foundation that will help you better meet your mission. Through a series of TED talks, hear what these investments are really all about.

Speaker(s): David Kyle, COO/Managing Director, Calvert Foundation, Jeffrey Brown, Founder and Chairman, UpLift Solutions, Sterling K. Speirn, President and CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Luther M. Ragin, Jr., CEO, Global Impact Investing Network


1:45 PM- 3:30 PM
Film + Video Festival: "Bully"
Buckingham Room, Lobby Level

Director Lee Hirsch tackles the topic of bullying in this sensitive examination of a crisis in American society. The film follows five students and their families over the course of one school year as their lives are affected in different ways by bullying. With new insight into what it’s like to be victimized, teachers, parents, administrators, and the kids themselves look for solutions in the midst of their frustration, anger, and despair. Watch the Trailer


2:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Off-Site Session: Connecting Hope and Opportunity in North Lawndale and Pilsen

Participants will travel to North Lawndale for a visit to one of the neighborhood’s strongest institutions, North Lawndale College Prep. Student ambassadors will provide a tour and discuss how the school’s focus on inspiring young African-American men is impacting their futures and their families. Next is a visit to Pilsen, a predominantly Latino community that’s the home of the Mexican Fine Arts Museum. Nonprofits are highly concentrated in this community, which fosters collaboration with the museum as the hub. Panel discussions during this session will focus on youth development, women and violence, and other relevant topics.

The bus loading will take place at the 8th street entrance of the Hilton – please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to site session departure time. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for all site sessions at the Council registration desk located in the Grand Ballroom.

Session Designer(s): Sylvia Zaldivar-Sykes, Executive Director, Lake County Community Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Maria Pesqueira, President & CEO, Mujeres Latinas En Accion


2:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Off-Site Session: Museums of Conscience: Where Art and History Intersect

Sometimes history has to be captured in bricks and mortar. Museums of conscience are powerful tools for telling a community's story, whether it is about poverty, genocide, or freedom. This off-site session showcases three Chicago museums—the Cambodian American Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, and the National Public Housing Museum—that will teach you about the power of art as an agent of healing, history, and hope.

The bus loading will take place at the 8th street entrance of the Hilton – please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to site session departure time. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for all site sessions at the Council registration desk located in the Grand Ballroom.

Session Designer(s): Mae P. Hong, Director, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Jane M. Saks, Executive Director, Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, Columbia College Chicago, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Keith Magee, Executive Officer, National Public Housing Museum, Dary Mien, Executive Director, Cambodian Association of Illinois


2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Constructive Partnerships in Foundation Governance: The CEO/Board Relationship
Boulevard Room, Second Floor

This session is for CEOs and trustees only.

Creating constructive partnerships between the board and CEO is critical to the success of a foundation. From setting the stage for decision making and understanding partnership dynamics, to defining what a high-impact board looks like, this session will offer space for conversations about best practices in foundation governance with frank small group conversations for both CEOs and board members.

Session Designer(s): Vernetta Walker, Vice President, Consulting, Training, and Assessments, BoardSource, Ericka Plater Turner, Managing Director, Professional Development, Council on Foundations
Speaker(s): Vernetta Walker, Vice President, Consulting, Training, and Assessments, BoardSource


2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Emerging Business Models: Blurring the Line Between Nonprofits and For-Profits
Continental B, Lobby Level

A number of new business models—B-corporations, flexible-purpose corporations, and L3Cs—blend the characteristics of nonprofits and for-profits. At the same time, nonprofits are increasingly adapting strategies and tactics from the business community to further their missions, while businesses are “going beyond the grant” and using the power of their brands to create change. Explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of the blurring line between nonprofits and for-profits.

Session Designer(s): Jason McBriarty, Director of Worldwide Community Affairs, Levi Strauss & Co., Director of Operations, Levi Strauss Foundation
Speaker(s): Jason McBriarty, Director of Worldwide Community Affairs, Levi Strauss & Co., Director of Operations, Levi Strauss Foundation, Megan Kashner, Founder and CEO, Benevolent, Andrew Schulz, Executive Vice President and National Director of Community and Legal Relations, Foundation Source, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member


2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Job Creation: Grantmaking and Investing in Entrepreneurship, Small Business, and Economic Development
Williford B, Third Floor

The U.S. unemployment rate has been holding steady at around 8 percent this year, but thousands are still out of work or underemployed. As confidence in government programs wanes, citizens are turning to the private sector for solutions—with job creation as a focal point. But what is the role of philanthropy in creating jobs? Is there more that the sector could be doing independently, together with business, or in partnership with the government? Panelists will share their strategies for using both grant and investment dollars to promote economic vitality, support entrepreneurs and small business enterprises, and invest in building the workforce in rapidly growing sectors such as health.

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Session Designer(s): Lisa Spalding, Philanthropic Advisor, The Philanthropic Initiative
Speaker(s): Dana Pancrazi, Director of Capital Management, F.B. Heron Foundation, Dan Nissenbaum, Managing Director, Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs, Elisabeth Richter, , GPS Capital Partners, Travis McCready, Vice President for Program, The Boston Foundation


2:30 PM- 3:30 PM
Learning Lab: Investing in Medical Research: How to Accelerate the Search for Cures
Grand Ballroom, Second Floor

Philanthropists have a powerful role in funding high-risk, high-reward research that accelerates therapies for cancer, Alzheimer’s, infectious diseases, and more. This session will orient philanthropists and foundations to the medical research process and present donors with frameworks for evaluating giving decisions within the broader R&D context.

Speaker(s): Melissa Stevens, Deputy Executive Director, FasterCures


2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Loud and Clear: Maximizing Your Credibility and Influence in the World of Ideas
Continental C, Lobby Level

Across the world, public debate and public knowledge are dominated by a narrow section of society—mostly white, privileged, and overwhelmingly (85 percent) male. What are the reasons, the consequences, and, more importantly, the solutions? Using examples from folklore and mythology, mainstream journalism, business, popular culture, and contemporary science narratives, this session examines how the lack of women and minority voices in public discourse has affected the quality of our nation's conversation, the way research is conducted, how stories are reported, and how history plays out—indeed, what we think history is.

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Session Designer(s): Court Baxter, Chief Wrangler, The OpEd Project
Speaker(s): Michele Weldon, Assistant Professor, Medill School, Northwestern University, Deborah Siegel, Senior Facilitator, The OpEd Project


2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Measurement: Really? What's Good Enough?
Williford A, Third Floor

It is said in business that “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.” Perhaps that’s why philanthropy practitioners regularly grapple with how to measure and communicate the value and impact of their contributions. Join measurement experts from business and the community for a conversation on the challenges they face to align their measurement goals. Learn how measurement outcomes inform corporate philanthropy strategy and help tell the stories of social impact.

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Session Designer(s): Nora Moreno Cargie, Director, Global Corporate Citizenship, The Boeing Company, Patricia Lara Garza, Director, Strategic Philanthropy, Allstate, Barbara McAllister, Director, Global Strategic Initiatives, Intel Foundation
Speaker(s): Barbara McAllister, Director, Global Strategic Initiatives, Intel Foundation, Susana Vasquez, Executive Director, LISC Chicago, Deepa Gupta, Director, Education Initiatives and Strategy, The Boeing Company, Patricia Lara Garza, Director, Strategic Philanthropy, Allstate, Jason Saul, Cofounder and CEO, Mission Measurement, Nora Moreno Cargie, Director, Global Corporate Citizenship, The Boeing Company


2:30 PM- 5:00 PM
Off-Site Session: The Poetry Foundation – The Transforming Impact of a Major Gift

What happens when a 100-year old Poetry magazine gets an unexpected $200 million dollar gift from the late Ruth Lilly? Tour the prize winning building and hear from the board chair who received the gift, the first president of the foundation, and the editor of the distinguished magazine that shepherded to the gift.

The bus loading will take place at the 8th street entrance of the Hilton – please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to site session departure time. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for all site sessions at the Council registration desk located in the Grand Ballroom.

Session Designer(s): Benna B. Wilde, Managing Director, Prince Charitable Trusts
Speaker(s): , Steve Young, Program Director, The Poetry Foundation, John Barr, President, Poetry Foundation


2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Pathways out of Poverty: Job Creation and Sustainable Development
International Ballroom, Second Floor

There are an estimated 1.2 billion young people around the world between the ages of 15 and 24, with the vast majority living in developing countries. As these individuals transition into adulthood, foundations are asking, “What will it takes to unlock their potential and connect them with the education, skills training, financial services, and links to markets they need to find good jobs or create their own?” Come and hear from young people and leading global philanthropists working in creative partnerships to answer these questions and more. They will explore the relationship between employment and poverty alleviation, but more broadly the relationship between unlocking human potential and restoring human dignity.

Moderator(s): Susan Davis, President and CEO, BRAC USA, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Session Designer(s): Susan Davis, President and CEO, BRAC USA, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Jose Zaglul, President, EARTH University, Aminata Kane, CEO, Fula&Style, Verna Eggleston, Research and Development, Bloomberg Family Foundation, Reeta Roy, President and CEO, The MasterCard Foundation


2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Succession Planning: Practical Strategies for CEOs from CEOs
Williford C, Third Floor

Succession planning is a core component of executive planning and requires thoughtful deliberation. CEOs will share best practices and challenges in planning for transitions and embedding leadership opportunities into the organizational structure, and discuss these and other questions: How can CEOs further develop leadership competencies among the foundation’s senior leadership? How can organizations foster talent development opportunities for junior staff in order to create a leadership pipeline?

Moderator(s): Rahsaan Harris, Executive Director, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
Session Designer(s): Jaimie Mayer Phinney, Trustee, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Carly Dawn Hare, Executive Director, Native Americans in Philanthropy, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Carol A. Goss, President and CEO, The Skillman Foundation, Tonya Allen, Chief Operating Officer, The Skillman Foundation, Jamie P. Merisotis, President and CEO, Lumina Foundation for Education


2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
The Potential of One, The Power of Many: How Foundations are Bringing New People and Communities into Philanthropy
Continental A, Lobby Level

Some corporate, community, and private foundations are developing and implementing innovative approaches to engage people with resources in their work. These established organizations are providing opportunities for first-time philanthropists to become cofunders and collaborators, all working toward common goals. During this session, we'll exchange ideas on innovative approaches to engage both individuals and communities in your fundraising and grantmaking.

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Moderator(s): Sharmila Rao Thakkar, Senior Program Officer, The Siragusa Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Session Designer(s): Sharmila Rao Thakkar, Senior Program Officer, The Siragusa Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Tonja Brown, Senior Director, Strategic Integration, Turner Broadcasting
Speaker(s): Alandra L. Washington, Deputy Director, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Michael D. Smith, Senior Vice President, Social Innovation, The Case Foundation, Stephanie Lomibao, Senior Vice President/National Philanthropy Manager, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Rhiannon Rossi, Philanthropic Education Officer, Chicago Foundation for Women, Noelle Ito, Director of Community Philanthropy, Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy


3:45 PM- 5:30 PM
Film + Video Festival: "The City Dark"
Buckingham Room, Lobby Level

Is darkness becoming extinct? When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves from rural Maine to New York City and discovers streets awash in light and skies devoid of stars, he embarks on a journey to the brightest and darkest corners of America, asking astronomers, cancer researchers, and ecologists what is lost in the glare of city lights. Blending a humorous, searching narrative with poetic footage of the night sky, "The City Dark" provides a fascinating introduction to the science of the dark and an exploration of our relationship to the stars. Watch the Trailer


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Learning Lab: New Research on Race and Appearance: Media Coverage and What it Means for Women Candidates

Be the first to hear new findings from Name It. Change It.’s groundbreaking research. Join the leaders of this study and initiative for an exciting and informative session that will increase our understanding of the impact media attention has on women’s appearance as well as how sexism impacts women of color as they ascend to high levels of public leadership.

Speaker(s): Julie Burton, President, Women's Media Center, Sam Bennett, CEO / President, Women's Campaign Fund, Celinda Lake, President, Lake Research Partners


4:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Resource Central Break
Grand Ballroom, Second Floor




4:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Creating Communities to Grow Up and Grow Old: Meeting the Global Challenge of Aging
Waldorf Room, Third Floor

While the huge migration of baby boomers into retirement has been the focus of attention in the United States, aging is a global phenomenon. This session will focus on both the challenges and the innovative solutions being offered around the world, including the creation of age-friendly cities that allow older persons to live in their communities as they age. Discover how aging can be integrated into your current funding strategies without creating special programs.

Moderator(s): John Feather, Chief Executive Officer, Grantmakers in Aging
Session Designer(s): John Feather, Chief Executive Officer, Grantmakers in Aging
Speaker(s): Henry G. Cisneros, Founder and Chairman, The CityView Companies, Muadi Mukenge, Program Officer, Sub-Saharan Africa, The Global Fund for Women


4:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Culture, Ideology, and Building Consensus on Important Issues—What We Can Learn from the Climate Change Debate
Williford A, Third Floor

When pressing social issues become politically charged, facts alone will not convince people of the need to take action. As proof, look at the challenges facing those trying to build support for addressing the dangers posed by climate change. Despite being armed with scientific evidence, advocates face enormous skepticism—even outright rejection—that climate change is a real threat. Learn a specific approach for bridging the gap between believers and skeptics that can also serve as a model for making progress on other seemingly intractable social issues.

Session Designer(s): Bruce S. Trachtenberg, Executive Director, The Communications Network, Heather Loebner, Executive Director, USA Foundation and CR Governance Board and Manager, Corporate, ArcelorMittal
Speaker(s): Andy J. Hoffman, Holcim Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan


4:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Getting to Know You: Find the Perfect Match (with a Federal Government Partner)
Williford B, Third Floor

While the budget debate in Washington goes on, there is a lot of money still being spent for programs of interest to grantmakers, and many federal initiatives are incorporating roles for philanthropic partners. Meet representatives of the Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency, the White House Initiative on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, and others during this fast-moving, speed-dating-style session. In addition, a consortium of federal scientists will join virtually to get input about a climate change public education initiative.

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Session Designer(s): Stephanie Powers, Managing Director, Public-Philanthropic Partnerships, Council on Foundations
Speaker(s): Kiran Ahuja, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Tomicah Tillemann, Senior Advisor, Civil Society and Emerging Democracies , U.S. Department of State, Matthew Bogoshian, Senior Policy Counsel, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Kristin Pierre, Manager, E3: Economy, Energy, and Environment , U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Carrie McDougall, Senior Program Manager, NOAA Office of Education, Sarah Gillespie, Program Manager, Philanthropic Research and Initiatives , US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Suzanne C. Immerman, Director of Philanthropic Engagement, Special Assistant to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, Ana Marie Argilagos, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of International and Philanthropic Innovation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


4:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Impact Investing: Learn, Share, Network
Continental B, Lobby Level

Join a dynamic conversation about the practice of making investments that intend to produce financial and social returns. After an introductory presentation, speed network with your peers to learn what they think about impact investing. Spend the rest of the session rotating to different table chats facilitated by impact investing professionals to dive deep on topics related to working with your board, finding and analyzing potential investments, intermediaries, addressing legal issues and more.

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Facilitator(s): Janice E. Rodgers, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP, Elizabeth Brill, President, Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Tom Trinley, Director, Finance and Administration, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Elisabeth Richter, , GPS Capital Partners, Kathy Leonard, First Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, Institutional Consultant, UBS Financial Services, Kate Ahern, Director, Social Innovation, The Case Foundation, Patrick Davis, Officer, Strategic Initiatives, Calvert Social Investment Foundation, Rick Edwards, Partner, Capital Markets, Third Sector Capital Partners, Nima Krodel, Associate Director, Nonprofit Finance Fund
Session Designer(s): Elizabeth Brill, President, Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Janice E. Rodgers, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP, Laura Tomasko, Network Developer, Council on Foundations, Shiho Fuyuki, Member Services Manager, Mission Investors Exchange
Speaker(s): Christa Velasquez, Independent Consultant, Lecturer, University of Chicago


4:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Is the Government Social Contract Fraying in Real Time?
Continental C, Lobby Level

As the role of government changes in an era of national deficit reduction, is the traditional government social contract changing as well? By definition, the social contract is the concept that human beings have made a deal with their government where society provides them with order, structure, and protection. As public revenues decrease, state and local officials are looking for ways to manage public and social services differently, including privatization of social and public services. But it begs many questions, including: Does this approach rupture the historical social contract? Who ensures accountability to public interests? Join the discussion with big-picture thinkers who understand the field, the revenue challenges, and the politics.

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Moderator(s): Cindy Lott, Senior Counsel , National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School
Session Designer(s): Stephanie Powers, Managing Director, Public-Philanthropic Partnerships, Council on Foundations
Speaker(s): Rick Cohen, National Correspondent, Nonprofit Quarterly, Alan J. Abramson, Professor of Government and Politics, George Mason University, William Schambra, Director, Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, Hudson Institute


4:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Off-Site Session: Leveraging Technology to Mobilize Community

As we continue to use technology and social media as a major communication strategy, there are lessons being learned across the sectors. This session offers a unique opportunity to hear three different perspectives: Harper Reed’s experience running a social media presidential campaign, Lila King’s platform as she leads the social media strategies to support CNN news, and Michael Smith and the Case Foundation’s efforts to develop strategic tools to build community.

This session takes place at the Harold Washington Library Center (400 S. State St.) in South Hall. Please proceed to the Plymouth Court entrance of the library. The elevator will take you to the ninth floor. If you would like to join the group to walk over together for this session, please meet in the lobby of the hotel at 4 p.m.

Speaker(s): Lila King, Senior Director, Social News, Cable News Network, Harper Reed, Former CTO, Obama for America, Current CTO, Threadless, Michael D. Smith, Senior Vice President, Social Innovation, The Case Foundation


4:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Our Stories Amplified
Boulevard Room, Second Floor

Building on stories we don’t often hear, these groundbreaking artists amplify impact through artistic rigor, collaboration, and excellence. Using video, theatre, installation, writing, and performance, they transform oral history into powerful works that shift perceptions and assumptions, forcing audiences to grapple with macro social issues and intimate personal narratives. Their work creates personal and community dialogues, through the radical act of telling one’s own story.

Moderator(s): Naomi Beckwith, Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Session Designer(s): Jane M. Saks, Executive Director, Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, Columbia College Chicago, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Hank Willis Thomas, Artist, New York, Hallie Gordon, Artistic and Educational Director, Steppenwolf for Young Adults, Jane M. Saks, Executive Director, Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, Columbia College Chicago, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, E. Patrick Johnson, Professor, Northwestern University


4:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Seeing is Believing: Data Visualization for Philanthropy
Continental A, Lobby Level

Join us for an informative session with colleagues who use data visualization and mapping tools to support the work of their grantees, journalists, and policymakers; analyze and communicate their investments on mission-critical matters; and create Web portals filled with data visualization, knowledge centers, and social media.

Session Designer(s): Lisa Philp, Vice President for Strategic Philanthropy , Foundation Center
Speaker(s): Leonora Wiener, Director, Content Strategy, Office of Communications, Ford Foundation, Jake Garcia, GIS Web Developer, Foundation Center, Patrick Collins, Chief Information Officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Lisa Philp, Vice President for Strategic Philanthropy , Foundation Center


4:30 PM- 6:00 PM
The Leadership Journey
Williford C, Third Floor

Philanthropic executives will share their personal journeys in moving through the leadership pipeline into the role of CEO. They will answer a variety of questions, including: What were the surprises? What opportunities were most useful, and what challenges were learning experiences? What are some tactical ways that aspiring leaders can prepare and capitalize on opportunities for advancement? How are current leaders thinking about preparing a pipeline for their own staff?

Session Designer(s): Carly Dawn Hare, Executive Director, Native Americans in Philanthropy, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Jaimie Mayer Phinney, Trustee, The Nathan Cummings Foundation
Speaker(s): Antony Chiang, President, Empire Health Foundation, Carly Dawn Hare, Executive Director, Native Americans in Philanthropy, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Trista Harris, Executive Director, Headwaters Foundation for Justice


6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Global Philanthropy Reception
Astoria Room, Third Floor

As never before, philanthropy is sprouting up and flourishing all around the globe. Come celebrate this remarkable growth, connect with old friends and colleagues and make new ones at the always festive Global Philanthropy reception. All are welcome!


6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Magnificent Meals: Not Your Typical Dine-Arounds

Make exciting new connections, participate in dynamic discussions, and indulge your palate at one of our conference dine-arounds. Don't miss the opportunity to break bread with thought leaders and luminaries focused on innovation and collaboration. Choose from a variety of exclusive, intimate salon dinners with groundbreaking cross-sector leaders who will provide rich insights on topics that matter to you and your community.

Learn more and register.


6:30 PM- 9:00 PM
Media Impact Celebration: Woody Wickham Award for "To The Arctic" (Dinner, Screening, and Discussion)
International Ballroom, Second Floor

Dinner, Screening, and Discussion. Watch an unforgettable journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Join the filmmaker and funders concerned about environmental issues for a lively dinner and discussion, and honor Tom and Sonya Campion for their philanthropic work. Watch the Trailer

There is a separate fee for this event.

Cosponsored by the Council on Foundations, Media Impact Funders, Mission Investors Exchange, MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the Environmental Grantmakers Association.


7:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Global Philanthropy Working Group Dinner




9:00 PM- 11:00 PM
Philanthropy Without Borders Party at Buddy Guy's




Tuesday, April 09, 2013

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7:30 AM- 9:30 AM
Breakfast Plenary: Risk Taking
International Ballroom, Second Floor

At the heart of social change there is one crucial element: risk taking. A foundation’s ability to take risks must have the right combination of leadership and organizational culture, in addition to a vision to action plan. Sector leaders will provide examples from their own personal leadership journeys and outline the key components necessary in organizational culture—including how to foster innovation, extract lessons from experiences, and embrace failure.

Moderator(s): Vikki Spruill, President and CEO, Council on Foundations
Speaker(s): Robert L. Gallucci, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation, Bobbi Silten, President, Gap Foundation, Kelly Ryan, President and CEO, Incourage Community Foundation


9:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Off-Site Session: Chicago is a Great Theater Town – What Does it Take and Who Made it Happen?

Visit Chicago’s iconic Steppenwolf Theater and hear from the artistic directors at three of Chicago’s theatrical treasures—Steppenwolf, TimeLine (theater of the year in the Wall Street Journal), and Teatro Vista (the city’s leading Latino-focused company). What’s the city’s secret to becoming a great theater town and how did philanthropy help? The discussion will be moderated by Chris Jones, theater critic of the Chicago Tribune.

The bus loading will take place at the 8th street entrance of the Hilton – please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to site session departure time. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for all site sessions at the Council registration desk located in the Grand Ballroom.

Moderator(s): Chris Jones, Chief Theater Critic, Chicago Tribune
Session Designer(s): Benna B. Wilde, Managing Director, Prince Charitable Trusts
Speaker(s): Martha Lavey, Artistic Director, Steppenwolf Theatre, PJ Powers, Artistic Director, Timeline Theatre, Edward Torres, Cofounder, Teatro Vista


9:30 AM- 10:00 AM
Resource Central Break
Grand Ballroom, Second Floor




9:45 AM- 11:00 AM
Film + Video Festival: "I Learn America"
Buckingham Room, Lobby Level

At the International High School at Lafayette, a public school in New York City dedicated to serving newly arrived immigrant teenagers, students from more than 50 countries come together in a unique educational experience. Over the course of a year in "I Learn America," four teenagers strive to master English, adapt to families they haven't seen in years, confront adolescence, and search for a future of their own. Life is often confusing, lonely, and discouraging for our characters, but with courage, love, and humor, they persevere. Through their eyes, we learn America. Watch the Trailer


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Designing a Way to Take it Home
Boulevard A/B, Second Floor

This custom-designed session with leaders from Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (also known as the d.school) will help you articulate and activate your vision of what you want to take home from the conference. Join us for what promises to be a creative and collaborative experience.

Speaker(s): David Janka, Fellow and Lecturer, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford, Nadia Roumani, Fellow and Lecturer, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Human Resources in the 21st Century: Rising to the Challenge
Waldorf Room, Third Floor

Around the world, philanthropy is stepping up to address global challenges as never before. But how effective are philanthropic organizations at attracting and retaining the talent needed to meet these complex challenges? Are our human resource practices evolving quickly and creatively enough to tackle problems? The Rockefeller Foundation and the Council on Foundations are exploring these and other questions on the role of human resources in global philanthropy. Hear more about this new endeavor and get suggestions on how this work can best address the human resource challenges of global grantmakers.

Speaker(s): Julianne Sobral, Director of Human Resources, Council on Foundations, John Harvey, Managing Director, Global Philanthropy, Council on Foundations


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Innovation Ambition
Williford C, Third Floor

While immune to pressures that spur innovation, foundations are uniquely unfettered to catalyze game-changing innovation. CEOs must contend with this paradox and develop an innovation ambition for their foundation. The focus of this session is how to think about innovation. It is not a “eureka!” moment, but rather disciplined practice. Speakers will present a framework that shows you how to both think of innovation as a disciplined practice and drive an agenda of innovation.

Session Designer(s): Terry Mazany, President and CEO, The Chicago Community Trust, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Terry Mazany, President and CEO, The Chicago Community Trust, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Larry Keeley, President and Cofounder, Doblin


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Learning Lab: Advancing Philanthropy Through Data Analytics
Grand Ballroom, Second Floor



Speaker(s): Elizabeth Dreicer, Chief Executive Officer, KUITY, Beverly Kathlyn Mead, Executive Vice President & COO, The California Endowment


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Models for Broadband Adoption and Use: Tales from Three Cities
Continental A, Lobby Level

Learn how to overcome barriers to broadband adoption and use such as cost, literacy, and relevance to daily life. Community leaders and funders from three cities will discuss the challenges they saw and the strategies they used to address these barriers with public and private funding.

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Moderator(s): Charles Benton, Chairman, Benton Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Session Designer(s): Terry Mazany, President and CEO, The Chicago Community Trust, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Charles Benton, Chairman, Benton Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Helen Brunner, Director, Media Democracy Fund, Jeanette Lee, Codirector, Allied Media Projects, Julia Stasch, Vice President, US Programs, John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Susana Vasquez, Executive Director, LISC Chicago, Scot Rourke, President and CEO, OneCommunity, Rosalind Strickland, Senior Director, Office of Civic Education Initiatives, Cleveland Clinic Foundation


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Recipe for Success: Ingredients for Developing Diverse Leadership
Boulevard C, Second Floor

What does it take to build and sustain a pipeline of strong and diverse policy advocates? Join new leaders and veteran philanthropists to consider lessons learned along the way to developing leaders of color. Hear strategies for cultivating the next generation that will help accelerate their career paths and shape the nonprofit sector.

Session Designer(s): Edith Njuguna, Program Officer, Grand Victoria Foundation
Speaker(s): Angela Hubbard, Illinois Early Education Fellow, Ounce of Prevention Fund, Cemere James, Lead Operations Specialist, Illinois Department of Human Services, Edith Njuguna, Program Officer, Grand Victoria Foundation, Phyllis Glink, Executive Director, The Irving Harris Foundation


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Suburbanization of Poverty: A New Age Challenge for Philanthropy
Continental C, Lobby Level

In many areas of the country, the suburbs are home to the largest and fastest-growing poor populations. During the past decade, poverty in the suburbs of the country’s five largest metro areas grew by 25 percent, almost five times faster than primary cities. Panelists will discuss the challenges of providing human services in the face of growing poverty as well as how policy affects upward mobility for poor Latinos in suburbs.

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Session Designer(s): Sylvia Zaldivar-Sykes, Executive Director, Lake County Community Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speaker(s): Michele Weldon, Assistant Professor, Medill School, Northwestern University, Elizabeth Kneebone, Fellow, The Brookings Institute, Scott Allard, Associate Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, Sylvia Zaldivar-Sykes, Executive Director, Lake County Community Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
The Council's Washington Update: The Public Policy Landscape in 2013
Continental B, Lobby Level

New to public policy and advocacy? Want an update on the status of federal legislation and regulatory actions that will affect foundations? Hear from the Council's team of lawyers, policy experts, and communications specialists to better understand how to engage your foundation legally in communications and outreach to your Members of Congress, and what national policy issues are important in 2103. Learn what messages are resonating with Congress about the uniqueness of the charitable deduction. And get an update on the current legislative environment on Capitol Hill as well as any regulatory issues that need your attention. A great place to ask LOTS of questions about advocacy and policy!

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Session Designer(s): Kelly Shipp Simone, Vice President Legal Affairs, Council on Foundations, Sue Santa, Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs, Council on Foundations
Speaker(s): Laurel O'Sullivan, Vice President, Public Policy, Donor's Forum, Sue Santa, Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs, Council on Foundations, Kelly Shipp Simone, Vice President Legal Affairs, Council on Foundations


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Vision and Values: Building Resilient Community Through Civic Reflection
Williford A, Third Floor

Vision and Values: Building Resilient Community Through Civic Reflection Join us to learn about reflective discussion, a flexible practice that helps organizations and individuals explore values and commitments. Discover how these discussions stimulate new thinking, build listening skills, support collaboration, and help you adapt to the challenges endemic to grantmaking and public service work.

Session Designer(s): Sunny Fischer, Executive Director, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Speaker(s): Adam Davis, Director, Center for Civic Reflection


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Women in Philanthropy: Are You as Bold and Powerful as You Should Be?
Williford B, Third Floor

Women have made tremendous gains in the philanthropic sector, but have these gains translated into increased funding and support for programs that support women and girls? Have women become complacent or lulled to inaction? Is there a need for continued professional development for women? What do we need to put a bold vision into action? Join a group of women leaders in a candid conversation about women in philanthropy as they tackle these questions and others.

Session Designer(s): Sherece West-Scantlebury, President and CEO, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Celene Peurye, Principal, Focused Philanthropy, Padma Tumuluri , Board Member, Chicago Women in Philanthropy, Barbara Ceptus, Leadership Development Officer/ACLS Public Fellow, Council on Foundations
Speaker(s): Gillian Darlow, CEO, Polk Bros. Foundation, Grace Hou, President, Woods Fund of Chicago, K. Sujata, President and CEO, Chicago Foundation for Women, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Marta Siberio, President, Marta Siberio Consulting, Aurie Pennick, Executive Director and Treasurer, The Field Foundation of Illinois


11:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Resource Central Break
Grand Ballroom, Second Floor




12:00 PM- 1:30 PM
Closing Lunch Plenary: Activist Philanthropy: Challenging the Status-Quo—Change the Questions, Change the World
International Ballroom, Second Floor

Join an intimate conversation with the visionary leaders of V-Day and Partners in Health. Hear candid lessons from these “activist philanthropists” who have raised millions of dollars at the grassroots level making entire communities safer, healthier, and stronger. Find out how any funder can help move millions of people by inspiring everyone to take action together, through medicine and art, advocacy and education. Take part in this plenary discussion with visionaries who have changed the world through their risk taking, unwavering tenacity, and bold actions tackling the toughest problems on the planet, including disease, disaster, and violence. Activists on the ground have “changed the game” of philanthropy through unconventional movements—inspiring a new generation of doctors and health workers around the world, and mobilizing people through “One Billion Rising” in more than 200 countries to end violence against women and girls.

Moderator(s): Susan Davis, President and CEO, BRAC USA, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Michael Balaoing, Principal, Candlelion LLC , Adjunct Professor, New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Speaker(s): Paul Farmer, Chief Strategist and Cofounder, Partners In Health, David Walton, Deputy Chief of Mission to Haiti, Partners in Health, Eve Ensler, Playwright, Performer, and Activist/Founder , V-Day Foundation


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