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

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

Bari Katz is a NYC-based social justice educator and facilitator who works with nonprofit organizations, schools…

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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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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/her) values and is deeply committed to promoting equity based on her experience as a queer,…

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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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Kelly Nowlin

Kelly Nowlin

Kelly Davenport Nowlin, a fifth generation member of the Andrus family, was elected as a Surdna…

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June Wilson

June Wilson, executive director emerita and board member of the Quixote Foundation, combines her talent as…

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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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Questions? Contact Maya Diggs at maya.diggs@ncfp.org.