Foundation Finance Affinity Group: Looking for Returns in Alternative Places

Thursday, May 17, 2018
9:30am to 11:30am EDT
WRAG's Office
1400 16th Street NW, Suite 740
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Eligibility and Registration Information:
This program is open to WRAG members. Email Katherine Abib, abib(at) to RSVP. Interested non-member funders should contact Katherine.

Elevated equity evaluations, low yields, and the expectation of higher volatility as we head into 2018 make alternative investments an attractive option for investors. However, a number of issues need to be discussed before a foundation considers adding alternative investments to its portfolio. In this session, we will examine a variety of alternative investments (i.e. private equity, hedge funds, social impact bonds, and more) and we will talk about key considerations for each.


  • Elizabeth Cabell Jennings, Director of Institutional Investments – SunTrust Banks Inc.
  • Shannon Scott, CFO - Greater Washington Community Foundation
  • Art Stevens, Trustee & Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee - Consumer Health Foundation

About WRAG’s Foundation Finance Affinity Group:

The Foundation Finance Affinity Group helps finance and administrative professionals support their organizations' philanthropic missions by providing:

  • professional development, best practice sharing, and sample resources
  • purposeful networking
  • information about emerging trends

The Foundation Finance Affinity Group is generously sponsored by


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