The detailed agenda can be downloaded here: Conference Agenda 2019


Tuesday 2/26 – 4:30-8:00 (optional) – Center Terrace

  • Welcome reception – informal gathering, join for a beverage, light refreshments, get dinner recommendations and any conference questions answered

Wednesday 2/27 – 9:00am – 5:00pm – Granada Ballroom

  • Breakfast Buffet & Registration starting at 8am
  • Welcome/Introduction
  • Foundation Culture Enables Foundation Effectiveness:  Suprotik Stotz-Ghosh, Vice President, Racial Equity, Partnerships & Talent, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
  • Response Panel:
    • Will Ginsberg, CEO, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
    • Nicole Taylor, CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • CEO and Board Chair Breakout Session #1 – follow-on discussion re: organization culture
  • Lunch
  • “Pop-Ups” (1-2 short announcements, info to share)
  • The Next “Next” – Community Foundations Envisioning the Future:  David Callahan, Founder & Editor, Inside Philanthropy
  • Discussion/Response Panel:
    • Mark Buell, Board Chair, Marin Community Foundation
    • Susan Grant, Board Chair, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
  • CEO and Board Chair Breakout Session #2:
    • CEOs meet with Jeff Hamond, Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates on Legislative Impacts of CF Definitions
    • Board Chair agenda based on interest survey
  • Reception and Dinner at The Biltmore Hotel

Thursday 2/28 – 8:30am – 3:00pm, followed by offsite dinner at 5pm – Granada Ballroom

  • Breakfast buffet starting at 7:30am
  • Welcome/Intro & “Pop-Ups”
  • Revolution From the Bottom Up:  Deb & Jim Fallows, co-authors of Our Towns; David Brooks, New York Times Op-Ed Columnist; and Anne-Marie Slaughter, President & CEO, New America
  • Lunch
  • Making Equity a Reality – Considerations for Philanthropy: Glenn Harris, President, Race Forward
  • Walking Tour of Little Havana and Dinner at the Ball & Chain (bus departs at 5pm)

Friday 3/1 – 9:00am – 12:00noon – Granada Ballroom

  • CEO and Board Chair Breakout Session #3:  Breakfast Roundtable Discussions (8-9am)
  • Plenary Session – Welcome/Intro
  • Rethinking the Community Foundation Brand
  •    Ruth McCambridge, Editor in Chief, Non Profit Quarterly
  •    Peter Panepento, Turn Two Communications
  •    Discussion Panel with CF Communications Leaders: Carol Goglia, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, Communities Foundation of Texas and Elyse Hammett, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
  • Preview Conference 2020
  • Adjourn!