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

We think you'll be impressed and inspired by the panelists' commitment to their communities and their passion to work in partnership with dedicated nonprofit professionals achieving meaningful change. Come enjoy an hour that’s sure to offer new insights and lift your spirits.

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October 12, 2022  11am Pacific

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Marsha E. Bonner, Senior Director of Programs, Community Grantmaking, and Special Initiatives, Annenberg Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Marsha joined the Annenberg Foundation in 2015 and has close to 40 years of grantmaking experience. At the Annenberg Foundation, she is responsible for oversight of Programs, Grants Administration, the Alchemy program – a capacity building and training initiative – and the impact investing program.

A graduate of Princeton University, she has served on the board of more than 20 philanthropic organizations.

 

Jennifer Killian, Program Officer, Dyson Foundation, Millbrook, NY

Jennifer is responsible for many of the Foundation’s grant making programs, including the Management Assistance Mini-Grant Program, which provides funding for Mid-Hudson Valley nonprofit organizations to strengthen infrastructure and find greater efficiencies in administration, operations, resource development, and programming.

Jennifer formerly served as Vice President of Programs at the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley where she was responsible for monitoring and assessing programs, grants and scholarship funds, as well as developing new initiatives and managing annual grantmaking of $3.5M. Previously, Jennifer served as the Hudson Valley Regional Manager for the New York Council of Nonprofits, providing a wide array of training and technical assistance services to nonprofits throughout Hudson Valley and New York State. In that position, she supported the Dutchess County Coalition of Nonprofits and managed the Interim Executive Leadership Program as well as the Federal ARRA Strengthening Communities Fund, a nonprofit capacity building program supporting NYC-based nonprofits with economic recovery services after the 2008 recession.

Jennifer received her Master of Public Administration degree from Marist College and a Bachelors’ Degree in Sociology from Rutgers University.

 

Richard (Ric) L. DeVore, President, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Detroit, MI

Ric became president of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan in April 2022. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is one of the top 25 community foundations in the country. Since its inception, the organization has distributed more than $1.4 billion through approximately 85,000 grants, mostly to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair, and Livingston counties. 

Previously, Ric was executive vice president and regional president of PNC Bank in Detroit and Southeast Michigan where he also served as PNC’s lead banker in the region and chaired the local PNC Foundation. He led PNC’s metro Detroit education and equity initiatives associated with the bank’s 2020 commitment to deploy $1 billion nationwide to combat systemic racism and support the economic empowerment of African Americans. In 2015, Ric was named a Detroit News Michiganian of the Year for his leadership of PNC’s Grow Up Great program, which focuses on pre-K education.

Ric holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in business from Wayne State University. 

 

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The Grantsmanship Center | Get funding. Create change.

Angela D. Richardson, Senior Trainer, The Grantsmanship Center

Angela brings more than 20 years' experience as a nonprofit program and fund developer, strategic planner, and organizational coach. As senior trainer, Angela has coached other trainers for The Grantsmanship Center and trained staff for nonprofit organizations, school districts, governments, faith-based organizations, and colleges and universities. She brings additional expertise in education and the arts, recently delivering a virtual workshop for Broward County Cultural Division, FL as part of the Business Skills for Creatives series. Angela has facilitated many in-person Meet-the-Grantmaker panels in Los Angeles for PROJECT GRANTSMANSHIP and for the City of Los Angles city council members. Recently, Angela trained faculty and community-based nonprofit leaders as part of a Research Proposal Workshop sponsored by UCLA Health Sciences.

 

 

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Michelle Kauhane, Senior Vice President & Chief Impact Officer, Hawai'i Community Foundation, Honolulu, HI

Michelle Kauhane is the Senior Vice President & Chief Impact Officer at Hawaii Community Foundation. Previously, she served as President and CEO of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement where she engaged in lending and investment services deploying capital in underserved communities statewide. Michelle has a strong background in non-profit management, community based economic development and public policy advocacy. She has served on numerous local and national boards and currently sits on the Community Advisory Council at the Federal Reserve of San Francisco to offer perspectives on the economic and financial service needs of low- and moderate- income populations. She is a graduate of Gonzaga University and Kamehemeha Schools Kapalama.

 

Anthony Richardson, President, The George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Anthony Richardson became president of The George Gund Foundation in 2022 following his role as executive director of The Nord Family Foundation in Amherst, OH, where he had also served as a program officer. 

In 2017, Anthony was appointed by Ohio’s Superintendent of Public Instruction to chair the Lorain Academic Distress Commission, a joint local and state committee established to turnaround the Lorain City School District. In 2012, as civic and political chair for the Lorain City Schools Levy Committee, he helped the school district pass its first new levy for operating dollars since 1992. Anthony was one of the youngest elected city officials when he became Councilman-At-Large for the City of Lorain in 2011. During his second term, as chair of the police, fire, and legislative standing committee, he sponsored legislation to increase hiring goal percentages for racial minorities and women on city projects. That same year, Anthony was invited by the Obama Administration to attend a “Working Meeting on Fiscal Cliff” at the White House.

Anthony serves as a board member for Funders Together to End Homelessness, The Center for Effective Philanthropy, and The Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation.

 

Sarah Roberts, Vice President of Programs, Inasmuch Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK

Sarah Roberts has worked with Inasmuch Foundation for more than 18 years and currently serves as Vice President of Programs.

Sarah is also Vice Chair of Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Board of Directors, appointed by Governors Kevin Stitt and Mary Fallin. Sarah serves on the Board of Directors for: United Way of Central Oklahoma, Sunbeam Family Services (Chair 2020-21), The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools, Oklahoma City County Health Department Foundation, and Oklahoma City Police Athletic League (PAL). Previously, as Chair of the Board of ReMerge, Sarah co-chaired the ReMerge capital campaign which resulted in a $10 million state-of-the-art facility.

In 2020, Sarah was recognized by Pivot as Advocate of the Year for building collaborative efforts to address youth homelessness in Oklahoma City. In 2008, Sarah received the Forty under 40 Award from OKC Business Magazine. 

 

MEET THE MODERATOR

The Grantsmanship Center | Get funding. Create change.

Angela D. Richardson, Senior Trainer, The Grantsmanship Center

Angela brings more than 20 years' experience as a nonprofit program and fund developer, strategic planner, and organizational coach. As senior trainer, Angela has coached other trainers for The Grantsmanship Center and trained staff for nonprofit organizations, school districts, governments, faith-based organizations, and colleges and universities. She brings additional expertise in education and the arts, recently delivering a virtual workshop for Broward County Cultural Division, FL as part of the Business Skills for Creatives series. Angela has facilitated many in-person Meet-the-Grantmaker panels in Los Angeles for PROJECT GRANTSMANSHIP and for the City of Los Angles, city council members. Recently, Angela trained faculty and community-based nonprofit leaders as part of a Research Proposal Workshop sponsored by UCLA Health Sciences.

 

 

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