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Enjoy this series of conversations with leaders from the world of philanthropy. Ask about the issues that concern you and that shape grantmaking today. Meet the people who understand what drives decisions at the top levels of foundation giving.

We think you'll be impressed and inspired by these leaders' commitment to their communities and by their passion for the nonprofits that work in partnership with them to achieve meaningful change. Come enjoy an hour that’s sure to offer new insights and lift your spirits.

These events are free!

 

                       

MEET THE PANEL

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2020 
 PDF of Grantmaker Profiles Oct 14, 2020

 

 
ROLAND PALENCIA

Roland Palencia, Community Benefits Director, L.A. Care Health Plan

Roland Palencia is the Community Benefits Director and a corporate trainer at L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest public health plan in the nation. He's the former Executive Director of Clinica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero and Equality California. Prior executive roles include Regional Director at The California Endowment, and Chief of Operations and Vice-President at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Numerous awards honor Roland's decades of activism and advocacy on behalf of marginalized and under resourced populations. In the 1980s, Roland was an early founder of hte LGBTQ Latin@ movement in the greater Los Angeles area.

Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina
Jennifer Leonard

Jennifer Leonard,  President & CEO, Rochester Area Community Foundation

Jennifer Leonard has overseen the growth of one of New York State’s most significant foundations, which distributed $37M in 2019. Rochester Area Community Foundation and its ACTRochester.org affiliate help drive and inform the conversation about equity and vitality in their upstate New York region. Jennifer led implementation of the first national standards for community foundations and chaired their leadership group from 2004-2006. She served as California Community Foundation’s grants vice president and worked nationally for the American Heart Association, The Grantsmanship Center, and as a writer and consultant.

Rochester Area Community Foundation
Michael Renner

Michael Renner, Strategist, Missouri Foundation for Health

Michael stumbled into the grantmaking world three decades ago and has seen firsthand its evolution from simply dispensing funds for good work to investing in good work designed for lasting impact. During his 15 years with Missouri Foundation for Health, Michael has championed using the power of philanthropy to accelerate positive change.

As an independent philanthropic foundation, MFH works to eliminate the underlying causes of health inequities, transform systems, and enable individuals and communities to thrive through its partnership, experience, knowledge, and funding. 

Missouri Foundation for Health

MEET THE PANEL MODERATOR

 

Angela Richardson

Angela Richardson, Senior Trainer, The Grantsmanship Center

Angela brings more than 20 years' experience as a nonprofit program & fund developer, strategic planner, and organizational coach. Angela has trained other trainers and trained staff for nonprofit organizations, school districts, governments, faith-based organizations, and colleges and universities. And she brings additional expertise in education and the arts. Angela has facilitated many Meet-the-Grantmaker panels in Los Angeles for Project Grantsmanship and for the City of Los Angles, city council members.

Grantsmanship Center

 

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MEET THE PANEL

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2020 
 PDF of Grantmaker Profiles 

 

 
 

 

 
Darrin Goss Sr.

Darrin Goss Sr., President & Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina

Darrin is a leader across sectors, including government, nonprofits, higher education and private industry. Previously, Darrin worked as President & CEO of Capital Area United Way in Baton Rouge, LA..

Coastal Community Foundation serves nine counties along South Carolina’s coast, driven by the values of stewardship, integrity, inclusion with equity, and courage. Recent services include disaster response efforts for major storms such as Hurricane Florence, and the creation of the Lowcountry Unity Fund in the wake of the Mother Emanuel AME Church massacre to support causes addressing systemic racism.

Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina
Julie Voyles

Julie Voyles, Senior Program Officer, The Denver Foundation

Julie brings 29 years' of experience in philanthropy and nonprofits, including socialwork and advocacy. Julie’s focus is on strategically tackling broad societal issues for cultural, systemic and policy change.

The Denver Foundation works with donors, nonprofit organizations, and community leaders fueling philanthropy with community grants focusing on: Basic Human Needs, Economic Opportunity, Education, and Leadership & Equity. Special Programs include Strengthening Neighborhoods, Social Venture Partners Denver, and The Colorado Nonprofit Loan Fund.

The Denver Foundation
Dallas Dishman, Ph.D.

Dallas Dishman, Executive Director, David Geffen Foundation

Dallas has served as executive director since 2002, and currently oversees more than $30M in annual, domestic grants. Dallas also serves as Arts & Cultural Affairs Commissioner the City of West Hollywood.

The David Geffen Foundation has a very strong preference for projects located in Los Angeles and New York City prompted by the interests of its very active benefactor, Mr. David Geffen. The foundation's five principal funding areas are: 1) AIDS/HIV; 2) civil liberties; 3) the arts; 4) issues of concern to the Jewish community; and 5) healthcare. 

Our Sponsors — Homeless Not Toothless

MEET THE PANEL MODERATOR

 

Angela Richardson

Angela Richardson, Senior Trainer, The Grantsmanship Center

Angela brings more than 20 years' experience as a nonprofit program & fund developer, strategic planner, and organizational coach. Angela has trained other trainers and trained staff for nonprofit organizations, school districts, governments, faith-based organizations, and colleges and universities. And she brings additional expertise in education and the arts. Angela has facilitated many Meet-the-Grantmaker panels in Los Angeles for Project Grantsmanship and for the City of Los Angles, city council members.

 

 

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We hope that you can join us for many of these delightful hours!  

 

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2021
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