7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Registration Hours

Meeting Room: TBD
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Plenary A - Divided We Fall: Moving from silos to the commons

Breakfast will be available

After spending several years creating civic engagement programs to deal with misperceptions of Muslim Americans, philanthropic leaders will discuss the lessons they’ve learned, the opportunities they’ve discovered, and what philanthropy can do to bridge these and other social divides and develop an agenda for the common good. You’ll also hear from community foundation representatives and others about building inclusive processes for marginalized populations, creating “bridges of cooperation and understanding,” and stemming the tide of division and intolerance.

Presenter(s): Eleanor Clement Glass, Chief Donor Engagement and Giving Officer, Silicon Valley Community Foundation; Henry Izumizaki, CEO, One Nation Foundation; William E. "Bill" Lowry Jr., Special Assistant to the President, The Chicago Community Trust; Fatima Shama, Commissioner, New York City Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs; Elica Vafaie, Project Director, One Los Angeles, One Nation, California Community Foundation
Session Designer(s): Henry Izumizaki, CEO, One Nation Foundation

Meeting Room: Empire Ballroom I/II, Level Two
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Plenary B - Transforming Communities Through Higher Education: The Louisville Experience

Breakfast will be available

Community transformation is not for the meek. It truly takes a village to create a cohesive community. Louisville, Ky., has transformed its community using a multifold higher education strategy that:

• Creates a college-going culture
• Leverages the business community’s unique points to accelerate attainment 
• Prepares students for success in college, career, and citizenship
• Makes postsecondary education accessible and affordable
• Increases educational persistence, performance, and progress

Join this committed group of leaders to hear more about their strategy and the lessons they’ve learned long the way.

Presenter(s): Susan A. Barry, President and CEO, The Community Foundation of Louisville; Mary Gwen Wheeler, Executive Director, 55,000 Degrees ; Kathy Zandona, Vice President, Education, Greater Louisville Inc., The Metro Chamber of Commerce
Moderator(s): James Applegate, Vice President, Program Development, Lumina Foundation
Session Designer(s): James Applegate, Vice President, Program Development, Lumina Foundation; Haley Glover, Director of Convening Strategy, Lumina Foundation

Meeting Room: Empire Ballroom IV, Level Two
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Plenary C - Coming Home: Responding to the Needs of Today’s Veterans

Breakfast will be available

Community foundations are well positioned to respond to the needs of a new generation of American military veterans as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan come to an end. But who are these new vets, what challenges do they face on the home front, and how are their needs different from previous generations? A nationally recognized veteran and advocate will paint the picture of the current decade’s veterans. Several community foundations will share the lessons they have learned from their grantmaking in this arena.  The plenary will double as a “listening session” for the two key military offices participating in the White House’s Joining Forces Initiative,  The National Guard and the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  The Council will also launch its new Veterans Philanthropy Community of Practice—a dynamic learning community that attendees can join on the spot.

Presenter(s): Barbara Bartle, President, Lincoln Community Foundation; Teri A Hansen, President and CEO, Gulf Coast Community Foundation; Colonel Anthony Henderson, Special Assistant to the Chairman , Joint Chiefs of Staff for Warrior and Family Support; Len McNally, Program Director, The New York Community Trust; Paul Rieckhoff, Executive Director and Founder, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America ; Noeleen Tillman, Managing Director, Blue Star Families; Brigadier General Marianne Watson, Director of Manpower and Personnel, The National Guard Bureau
Moderator(s): Stephanie Powers, Managing Director, Public-Philanthropic Partnerships, Council on Foundations
Session Designer(s): Stephanie Powers, Managing Director, Public-Philanthropic Partnerships, Council on Foundations

Meeting Room: Celestin Ballroom IV, Level Three
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Plenary D - ArtPlace: The Nationwide Movement Toward Creative Placemaking

Breakfast will be available

ArtPlace is a collaboration of national foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts to accelerate creative placemaking across the United States.Join us to learn more about this growing network of funders and others who are bringing the arts to our nation's cities.

Presenter(s): Carol Coletta, Director, ArtPlace; Joe Cortright, President and Principal Economist, Impresa Consulting; Dennis Scholl, Vice President/Arts, John S. & James L. Knight Foundation
Moderator(s): Douglas F. Kridler, President and CEO, The Columbus Foundation
Session Designer(s): Douglas F. Kridler, President and CEO, The Columbus Foundation

Meeting Room: Celestin Ballroom V, Level Three
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Hours

Meeting Room: TBD
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
A little less conversation and a lot more action – using tools for business model insights (Learning Lab)

Sponsored by CF Insights

Do you have questions about your path to sustainability and business model? Need information and insights?  Learn what tools are available to you through CF Insights and get started on the path to a stronger business model. CF Insights staff members will provide a quick review of what you can use and how our team can assist you. You'll leave ready for action.

Presenter(s): Caitlin Darisse, Program Coordinator, CF Insights; Diana Esposito, Member Services and Program Manager, CF Insights; Rebecca Graves, Executive Director, CF Insights

Meeting Room: Storyville Hall Learning Lab
9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Break

Meeting Room: Storyville Hall, Level Three
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
A Strategic Alliance that Resets the Philanthropic Landscape

Last January, The Philanthropic Initiative merged with The Boston Foundation to create a new philanthropic entity. Later this spring, Silicon Valley Community Foundation merged with the Entrepreneurs Foundation.   What was each side thinking about the merger and how has it gone so far? Hear from officials representing both sides and find out whether this portends a different/stronger role for community foundations as a resource and catalyst for a wide range of donors?

Presenter(s): Mari Ellen Reynolds Loijens, Chief Business Development and Brand Officer, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Moderator(s): Kate Guedj, Vice President for Donor Services, The Boston Foundation
Session Designer(s): Kate Guedj, Vice President for Donor Services, The Boston Foundation; Ellen Remmer, Managing Partner, The Philanthropic Initiative

Meeting Room: Trianon Meeting Room, Level Two
Balancing Humanistic and Technocratic Approaches in Community Foundation Giving

Mirroring the philanthropic community as a whole, community foundations are increasingly focusing on strategic philanthropy and community leadership. Yet some in the field believe that foundations are dictating solutions instead of responding to the needs of their communities. Hear how community foundations can balance the need to be responsive and adaptive with the need to apply rigor and strategy to their giving. Enjoy this preview.

Presenter(s): Eleanor Clement Glass, Chief Donor Engagement and Giving Officer, Silicon Valley Community Foundation; Paul Connolly, Senior Partner and Chief Client Services Officer, TCC Group; Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, President and CEO, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo; Grant Oliphant, President and CEO, The Pittsburgh Foundation
Session Designer(s): Ashley Blanchard, Associate Director of Philanthropy , TCC Group

Meeting Room: Celestin Ballroom IV, Level Three
Collaborate, Cooperate, Consolidate, Close

Nonprofits are struggling to serve our most vulnerable citizens while resources continue to shrink. What is a community foundation’s role in building nonprofits’ capacity to serve their constituents beyond traditional grantmaking? How do foundations challenge nonprofits to collaborate, consolidate, cooperate and close? These questions—and more—will be addressed.

Presenter(s): Sheila Breitweiser, Executive Director/Vice President, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Foundation; John Stockwell, Chancellor Emeritus, University of South Carolina Upstate
Session Designer(s): Mary L. Thomas, Executive Vice President, The Spartanburg County Foundation

Meeting Room: Celestin Ballroom I-III, Level Three
Developing Your Advocacy Plan: Making Noise vs. Making a Difference on Capitol Hill

Advocacy takes many forms besides influencing a specific piece of legislation, but foundations often struggle with creating effective advocacy plans. Join other foundation leaders and the Council’s field operations director to learn how to develop a strategy, participate in interactive breakout sessions, and road-map a successful advocacy plan specifically for your foundation.

Presenter(s): Brad Fitch, President and CEO, Congressional Management Foundation
Session Designer(s): Hal McCabe, Director of Field Operations, Council on Foundations

Meeting Room: Celestin Ballroom VI--VIII, Level Three
Incorporating a Major Gift Approach to Community Foundation Fundraising

Community foundations traditionally generate referrals from the professional adviser community as part of their fundraising efforts. However, many are now searching for ways to expand their fundraising by identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individual prospects directly. Learn about the challenges and opportunities of incorporating this type of fundraising into community foundation practices.

Presenter(s): Alice Parkerson, Vice President of Development, The Greater New Orleans Foundation; Jamie Phillippe, Vice President of Development and Donor Services, The Chicago Community Trust; Julia Walker, Independent Fundraising Consultant, Walker Capital Campaigns
Moderator(s): Ruben Orduña, Vice President for Development, The Boston Foundation
Session Designer(s): Ruben Orduña, Vice President for Development, The Boston Foundation

Meeting Room: Treme Meeting Room, Level Two
Innovations in the Engagement of Your Community

Community foundations can be the ‘go-to’ place for community knowledge, thought-leadership, resources about philanthropy, and leadership on policy in their region.  You'll hear how The Pittsburgh Foundation is launching an ambitious project to provide social impact statement to help donors better visualize their impact.  You'll learn about how The Seattle Foundation has opened up knowledge of their program officers and placed those online, freely available to individual donors or their philanthropy advisors.  And you'll hear about the technologies, tools available to you to further engage your donors, policy makers and the public as community foundations remain vital in today's changing philanthropic marketplace.

Presenter(s): Grant Oliphant, President and CEO, The Pittsburgh Foundation; Jared Watson, Senior Vice President, Grantmaking and Community Leadership, The Seattle Foundation
Moderator(s): Susan Knudten, Senior Communications Officer, Rose Community Foundation
Session Designer(s): Perla Ni, Chief Executive Officer, GreatNonprofits

Meeting Room: Celestin Ballroom V, Level Three
Practical Risk Management for Community Foundations: What You Need to Know

Sponsored by Russell Investments

This fast-paced workshop will explore best practices in risk management. Learn how to (1) gain the clearest possible perspective, (2) effectively engage your board, and (3) avoid common mistakes when designing and implementing a risk management strategy—and more.

Presenter(s): Melanie Lockwood Herman, Executive Director, Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Session Designer(s): Melanie Lockwood Herman, Executive Director, Nonprofit Risk Management Center; Barbara F. Sambroak, Vice President of Finance, The Erie Community Foundation

Meeting Room: Irish Channel Meeting Room, Level Two
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Super Cool Tools for Communicators (Extended Learning Lab)

There are many tools available today to help you share your stories easily and effectively. This fun and engaging session will introduce you to an arsenal of super cool tools and techniques—from low-tech to sophisticated—to make your community foundation’s stories stand out.

Presenter(s): Flor Blake, Communications Coordinator, The Denver Foundation; Angelle Fouther, Senior Communications Officer, The Denver Foundation
Session Designer(s): Angelle Fouther, Senior Communications Officer, The Denver Foundation

Meeting Room: Storyville Hall Learning Lab
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Break

Meeting Room: Storyville Hall, Level Three
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Closing Lunch Plenary: Food Fuels Philanthropy

Food often defines our nation’s cities, and New Orleans is no exception. But despite the Big Easy’s reputation for calorie-laden gumbo and crawfish étouffée, there is a growing focus throughout the city on healthier eating. Join us as we combine a look at New Orleans’ rich culinary culture with a discussion about confronting, and winning, the war against obesity as identified in the documentary “The Weight of the Nation”—and how philanthropy is occupying a key seat at the table.

Presenter(s): Leah Chase, Executive Chef, Philanthropist, Dooky Chase's Restaurant; Syrena Johnson, Besh/Bride Chefs Move Scholarship Recipient, John Besh Foundation; Brian Landry, Chef, John Besh Restaurants; Ms. Joann Ricci, Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness, The Greater New Orleans Foundation
Moderator(s): Nicole Taylor, President and CEO, East Bay Community Foundation
Session Designer(s): Ms. Joann Ricci, Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness, The Greater New Orleans Foundation

Meeting Room: Empire Ballroom, Level Two
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Native Americans in Philanthropy - Regional Action Network – New Orleans

September 12th, 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Bucktown Room

Join NAP for their central Regional Action Network in New Orleans where they will gather native and philanthropic representatives to discuss and define actions on both individual and collective action to improve the effectiveness of grant making in Indian Country; in addition, raising the profile and importance of leadership in Indian Country.
Register here
Contact: dmanuel@nativephilanthropy.org

Meeting Room: TBD