Global Philanthropy Reception and Dinner

Saturday April 9 - 6-8:30 p.m.

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Colleagues who share a global grantmaking perspective will gather for a reception and dinner hosted by the Council on Foundations Global Philanthropy Committee. Alec Ross, senior adviser on innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, will discuss "Egypt and Beyond: Philanthropy’s Role." Former U.S. Sen. Harris Wofford (D-Pa.), a co-founder of the Peace Corps, will discuss the organization’s 50th anniversary.

In addition, the Henry Hampton Award will be presented to Budrus—which will be shown in its entirety after the dinner. This inspiring, powerful, and action-filled documentary chronicles the activities of Ayed Morrar, an unlikely community organizer, who unites Palestinians and Israelis from all political factions to save his village from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the filmmakers and discuss Budrus after the screening.


Alec Ross
Senior Adviser on Innovation, State Department

Ross is tasked with maximizing the potential of technology in the service of America’s diplomatic and development goals. Before joining the State Department, he worked on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team and served as convener for America's Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Policy Committee. In 2000, Ross and three colleagues co-founded One Economy, a global nonprofit that uses innovative approaches to deliver the power of technology and information about education, jobs, health care.

Harris Wofford
Former U.S. Senator

A Democrat, Wofford was chairman of the Pennsylvania State Democratic Party in 1986 and the state’s secretary of labor and industry from 1980 to 1986. He also served as a U.S. senator from 1991 to 1995. After that, he was CEO of the Corporation for National Service (Americorps) and chairman of America’s Promise: The Alliance for Youth. On the global stage, Wofford assisted in the formation of the Peace Corps in the early 1960s, later serving as special representative to Africa and as associate director.

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