Corporate Philanthropy Affinity Group: BOLD Leadership - How companies are taking a stand on hot-button issues and providing leadership in today’s tumultuous environment

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
12:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Bank of America
1800 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
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2017 was full of strife - political and social division, innumerable protests and movements, violence and hateful rhetoric, sweeping policy changes, and more. These mounting challenges have made the stakes in the CSR space much higher. Companies must now make clear what they stand for and will stand up for. Hear from a number of CSR leaders whose companies have taken a stand. Learn how and when these companies decide to speak up (or not), the risks and rewards of doing so, and how to effectively and authentically engage the C-suite in these highly visible leadership moments.


  • Idalia Hill, Director, Firmwide Public Relations, PwC 
  • Jimmie Paschall, Chief Diversity Officer, Wells Fargo 

About WRAG's Corporate Philanthropy Affinity Group
Much is expected of business today. Feel-good community engagement programs operating out of the silo of the marketing or HR department are no longer enough. Corporate social responsibility must now be deeply engrained in a company’s DNA and integrated across the business at all levels. In 2018, WRAG’s Corporate Philanthropy Affinity Groups will focus on CSR integration, business alignment, and innovation.

WRAG’s Corporate Philanthropy Affinity Group is the central resource for corporate community investing professionals in the Greater Washington region. Comprised of the leaders of nearly 30 of the region’s largest and most respected corporate foundations and giving programs, this group helps the business community make the most of every charitable investment by providing:

  • purposeful networking
  • professional development, best practice sharing, and sample resources
  • information on community needs and facilitated discussions with community leaders
  • a collective voice for corporate philanthropy in the Greater Washington region
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