National Press Club

Society in Crisis: How Philanthropy Can Change Narratives and Bridge Divides

Society in Crisis: How Philanthropy Can Change Narratives and Bridge Divides

November 13, 2018 8:30 AM

Location: Holeman Lounge

Society in Crisis

How Philanthropy Can Change Narratives and Bridge Divides

Join Graham-Pelton, the American Psychiatric Assocation Foundation, and Fenton in a panel discussion examining how nonprofits, corporations and foundations can change the narrative and drive critical change in society through philanthropy.
In our increasingly polarized society, key issues like health care, retirement, immigration, jobs, and education (to name a few) are at risk. At a time when politics seem to only foster uncertainty, fear, and divisiveness throughout our nation, corporations and nonprofits have the opportunity – and even the responsibility – to bring people together in a way that will drive change and move society forward.
Our panel of nonprofit, foundation, and corporate leaders will discuss the important role philanthropy plays in bridging divides and advancing society through their own, first-hand experience. We will explore the responsibility of both the nonprofit and the corporation, the inherent obstacles and challenges, and innovative solutions to achieve the seemingly impossible.
The even will be moderated by Elizabeth Zeigler, President and CEO of Graham-Pelton and Daniel Gillison, Executive Director of the American Psychiatric Association. Panelists are representatives from Knight Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, UnidosUS, and Whole Foods’ foundations, Whole Kids and Whole Cities, along with the National Park Fouindation:
• Cheryl Hughes, Senior Director, Civic Engagement, Chicago Community Trust
• Lilly Weinberg, Director, Community Foundations, Knight Foundation
• Will Shafroth, President and CEO, National Park Foundation
• Delia de la Vara, Sr. Vice President, Resource Development and Special Initiatives, UnidosUS
• Nona Evans, Executive Director, Whole Kids Foundation and Whole Cities Foundation

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 8 a.m. Breakfast, Panel starts at 8:30 a.m.

The National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC

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