The Puzzle of a Modest-Size Foundation Sector in a Wealthy Area

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
9:00am to 11:00am EDT
Crowell & Moring LLP
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 9th Floor
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This event was recorded. The audio file is available here.

The Greater Washington region represents a great deal of wealth. However, the local foundation community is not as large, in terms of assets and levels of grantmaking, as other major metropolitan regions. This “puzzle” is the topic of a recent study co-authored by Alan Abramson and Stefan Toepler of George Mason University.
Join us as professors Abramson and Toepler present the findings of their paper, "Foundations in the Washington, DC Region: The Puzzle of a Modest-Size Foundation Sector in a Wealthy Area." A moderated panel of area funders will respond to the findings and discuss what this means for our region, local foundations, and the nonprofit sector. 
Rose Ann Cleveland, Executive Director, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Jeffrey Slavin, Vice President, Sanford & Doris Slavin Foundation, Inc.
Shelley Whelpton, Managing Director, Arabella Advisors
Tamara Copeland, President, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (moderator)
This program is presented in partnership with the Foundation Center-DC, as part of their 50th Anniversary Celebration. More information and registration is available here.
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