Sparking Cross-Sector Collaboration for COVID Recovery: How a Family Foundation Catalyzed Local Investment

The Rauch Foundation of Long Island will describe how family foundations can play a unique role as a neutral hub to forge relationships across local business, government, and media that can multiply investment in regional economic recovery. Foundation President Nancy Rauch Douzinas and a panel of collaborators will articulate and illustrate five principles for using research, relationship networks, advocacy and targeted grants to open up blocked civic systems and address community needs at scale. The approach de-risks grantmaking by multiplying stakeholders in an initiative’s success, and it lays groundwork for further collaboration.

About the Series

Community Conversations are topical webinars on issues and trends in family philanthropy and are available to the field at large. These events lift up experts in the field, challenge philanthropists in their thinking and practices, and share timely stories and strategies in the family philanthropy community.

Featured Speakers

Katie Smith Milway

Katie Smith Milway, founder and principal of MilwayPLUS social impact advisors, has a background in journalism,…

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Nancy Rauch Douzinas

After a career of 20 years as a psychologist and family therapist, Nancy Rauch Douzinas became…

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Kevin Law

Mr. Law became a partner and executive VP this year for real estate developer Tritec, after…

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Patrick Halpin

Mr. Halpin is the Chairman of the Suffolk County Water Authority, which provides high quality drinking…

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Gemma Deleon-Lopresti

Commissioner Deleon-Lopresti is a mediator for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service where she assists labor…

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