Putting Racism on the Table: The Role of Philanthropy in Addressing Racism and Racial Inequity

Friday, June 3, 2016
9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
800 17th Street NW, 12th Floor
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Session 6: The Role of Philanthropy in Addressing Racism and Racial Inequity

Speakers: Gail Christopher (confirmed)
Senior Advisor and Vice President for Truth, Racial Healing &Transformation, The W.K. Kellogg Foundation

From Julius Rosenwald’s support of schools for African-American children in the early 20th century South, to the Carnegie Corporation’s funding of Gunnar Myrdal’s study on race relations cited in Brown v. Board of Education, to the powerful commitment of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation to Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation, philanthropists have played a critical role in supporting research and advocacy to address racism and racial inequity. Later this summer, the local philanthropic community will meet to discuss next steps after the learning series ends. In advance of that discussion, join us on June 3 to hear from Dr. Gail Christopher about the groundbreaking work being led by the Kellogg Foundation, and to get an overview of what other philanthropic institutions are doing to address race and racism.  

At this session, we will also hear from three local leaders about the work their foundations are doing to address racism:

  • Nicky Goren, President & CEO, The Meyer Foundation
  • Jacquelyn Lendsey, Trustee, Consumer Health Foundation
  • Nat Williams, Executive Director, Hill-Snowdon Foundation

This session will conclude the learning series and set the stage for racial equity trainings, beginning with Grantmaking with a Racial Equity Lens on June 6.

Attendance Eligibility
WRAG member CEOs. CEOs are encouraged to bring a trustee with them. CEOs and trustees of non-WRAG member grantmaking organizations may attend for a small fee. Participation in all six sessions is preferred in order to foster a shared understanding within the local philanthropic community.

Cost to Attend
The series is free for WRAG members. Non-member CEOs and trustees may attend for $50/session, or $250 for all six sessions.

Email Rebekah Seder, seder(at)washingtongrantmakers.org to register.

Click here to learn more about this series.