Racial Justice in Family Philanthropy Symposium

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NCFP’s Family Philanthropy Racial Justice Symposium is a two-day virtual learning opportunity for family foundation board members, CEOs, senior staff, and next generation family members seeking to deepen their knowledge around racial equity frameworks and practices. Leverage Philanthropic Partners, ABFE, Resource Generation, other experts in this space will lead and facilitate multiple program sessions.

Day one will introduce fundamental topics, provide the necessary grounding for the conversations, and discuss foundational strategies. On day two, attendees will workshop their challenges, consider case studies, and determine next steps for their personal and professional journeys in pursuit of racial justice. Participants will hear from experts in the field while connecting in small groups with fellow peers at various stages of their learning. This symposium is an opportunity for the family philanthropy community to dive deep into a range of racial equity topics such as:

  • Navigating family conflict about racial equity issues
  • Committing to racial equity and justice as individuals and a collective
  • Adopting principles and practices across your management and operations
  • Diversifying your governance structure
  • Sharing power and decision-making authority with community
  • Discussing what reparations means in the context of family philanthropy
  • Adjusting grantmaking strategies to pursue transformative change
  • Adopting listening practices and participatory grantmaking strategies
  • … and more

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Featured Speakers

C’Ardiss “CC” Gardner Gleser

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Sandy Herz

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Edward Jones

Edward M. Jones

Edward M. Jones is the vice president of programs at ABFE. Prior to joining ABFE, he was…

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Bari Katz

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Pam Kohlberg

Born and raised north of NYC, Pam has lived in the Boston area for 25 years.…

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Nora Leccese

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Annie Mahon

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Hanna Mahon

Hanna Mahon is the former President of the Pink House Foundation, a small family foundation (now…

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Dwayne S. Marsh

Dwayne S. Marsh assumed the position of President and CEO of Northern California Grantmakers on September 9, 2020. He…

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Mary Mountcastle

Mary Mountcastle

Mary Mountcastle is a trustee of the Z. Smith Reynolds and Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundations, a board…

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Kelly Nowlin

Kelly Nowlin

Kelly Davenport Nowlin is a fifth generation Andrus family member who has been actively engaged in…

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Vincent Robinson

As the Founder of The 360 Group, Vincent participates in all aspects of the firm’s work…

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John Matthew Sobrato

John Matthew Sobrato is part of the fourth generation of Sobrato family members working within Silicon…

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Anthony Simmons

Anthony Simmons

Anthony J. Simmons has two decades of experience in community-centered work, with a commitment to supporting people…

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A. Sparks

Sparks (she/they) values and is deeply committed to promoting equity based on her experience as a…

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Nick Tedesco

Nicholas A. Tedesco

Nicholas (Nick) Tedesco is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Family…

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Doua Thor

Doua Thor is the Director, English Learner Initiative.  Since 2017, as Senior Program Officer, she successfully…

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June L. Wilson

June Wilson, a celebrated philanthropic leader in racial justice advocacy and alternative approaches to legacy and…

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Edgar Villanueva

Edgar Villanueva is an award winning author and globally-recognized expert in progressive philanthropic strategy. Edgar has…

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Sam Vinal

Sam Vinal grew up south of Boston on occupied Wampanoag Land. He currently directs documentaries and…

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Irene Wong

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Anne Wallestad

Anne Wallestad serves as president and CEO of BoardSource, a globally recognized nonprofit focused on strengthening…

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