Nonprofit Summer Learning Series: Philanthropy’s interest in racial equity and what it means for the nonprofit community

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
8:30am to 11:00am EDT
Booz Allen Hamilton
8283 Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA (Also available via webcast)
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The philanthropic community in the Greater Washington region – and across the country – is beginning to understand the far-reaching effects that structural racism has on the populations and issues they care most about. In 2016, following the death of Freddie Gray in neighboring Baltimore, more than 80 funders participated in WRAG’s Putting Racism on the Table learning series. Following the series, nearly a third of attendees reported seeking additional learning and training opportunities. 18% reported engaging grantees in conversations about racial equity. 16% changed their grantmaking priorities and another 16% changed their internal polices and/or practices.

Join us to hear directly from some of the philanthropic leaders who are leading this effort in our region as they discuss what the philanthropic community’s shared understanding of racial equity means for their organizations and their funding and how this could affect the local nonprofit community and the populations you serve. 


  • Tamara Copeland, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
  • George Jones, Bread for the City


  • Hanh Le, Weissberg Foundation
  • Susie Lee, Potomac Health Foundation
  • Terri Wright, Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation


$45/registrant (free for WRAG members). You must be logged in to register. If you do not have a website account, you can create one here. This session is also available as a webcast - simply select "web participation" on the appropriate registration screen. Email Katy Moore with questions.

About the Series

Designed and taught by some of the Greater Washington region’s top philanthropic leaders, WRAG’s Nonprofit Summer Learning Series “pulls the curtain back on philanthropy.” Join WRAG and our sponsor, Booz Allen Hamilton, as we shed light on how grantmakers think, how they approach their work, what they look for in strong nonprofit partners, and how you can build new and stronger relationships with the local funding community.

Thanks to our sponsor: