Conference Task Force

Caren Yanis, Chair
Executive Director
Crown Family Philanthropies

Michael John Balaoing
Philippine Development Foundation

Charles Benton
Benton Foundation

Elizabeth Brill
Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd.

Tonja Brown
Director, Strategic Integration
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Phil Buchanan
The Center for Effective Philanthropy

Donald A. Cooke
Senior Vice President of Philanthropy
McCormick Foundation

Susan Davis
President and CEO

Sunny Fischer
Executive Director
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

Graham C. Grady
Board Member
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

Carly Dawn Hare
Executive Director
Native Americans in Philanthropy

Mae P. Hong
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Julie Hubbard
Chief Financial Officer
The Spencer Foundation

Cheryl Hughes
Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives
The Chicago Community Trust

Reginald Jones
President and CEO
Jacobs Family Foundation

Niamh King
Vice President, Programs
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Valerie S. Lies
President and CEO
Donors Forum

Kristin R. Lindsey
The Global Fund for Children

Heather Loebner
Executive Director, Corporate Responsibility and USA Foundation

Jaimie Mayer Phinney
The Nathan Cummings Foundation

Terry Mazany
President and CEO
The Chicago Community Trust

Mary E. McClymont
Public Welfare Foundation

Stephanie McGencey
Executive Director
Grantmakers for Children, Youth & Families

Celene Peurye
President, Focused Philanthropy
Consultant, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Kevin Rafter
Manager, Research & Evaluation
The James Irvine Foundation

Toya Randall
Senior Director, Community Initiatives
Casey Family Programs

Dana Rice
Director of Community Relations
Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.

Rebecca Richards
Zarrow Family Foundation

Nicole R. Robinson
Vice President
Kraft Foods Foundation

Kip Roderick
Executive Assistant
Benton Foundation

Janice E. Rodgers
Quarles & Brady LLP

Jane M. Saks
Executive Director
Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in the Arts & Media
Columbia College

Andrew Schulz
Executive Vice President and National Director of Community and Legal Relations
Foundation Source

Gregg Sherkin
Manager, Strategic Philanthropy
The Walt Disney Company

Andrew Solomon
Vice President, Public Affairs
John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

K. Sujata
President and CEO
Chicago Foundation For Women

Sharmila Rao Thakkar
Senior Program Officer
The Siragusa Foundation

Bruce S. Trachtenberg
Executive Director
The Communications Network

Alandra L. Washington
Deputy Director, Programs
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Benna B. Wilde
Managing Director
Prince Charitable Trusts

Sylvia Zaldivar-Sykes
Executive Director
Lake County Community Foundation

The Council on Foundations is a national nonprofit association of more than 1,700 grantmaking foundations and corporations. As the leading advocate for philanthropy, we strive to increase the effectiveness, stewardship, and accountability of our sector while providing our members with the services and support they need to advance the common good.