2018 Cafritz Lecture on Philanthropy, featuring Rukaiyah Adams

Thursday, February 8, 2018
9:00am to 11:30am EST
Studio Theatre
1501 14th Street NW
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The Cafritz Lecture on Philanthropy is a new, annual event that brings national philanthropic leaders to the Greater Washington region to highlight trends, challenges, and opportunities that will affect our work in the years ahead.

The Future of Philanthropy is in the Endowment

The time has come for a more expansive, transformational view of philanthropy, one that specifically and intentionally engages endowments in the delivery of mission. That transformation will not come from investment professionals, but from grantmakers. It will be a transformation informed by your values, your experience and insight, your clarity of purpose, and your resolve. Join us for the inaugural Cafritz Lecture on Philanthropy and leave with a new vision for the role of philanthropy in creating equitable communities.

About Rukaiyah Adams

A desire to succeed in the capital markets for the benefit of everyday people brought Rukaiyah Adams to Meyer Memorial Trust in Portland, OR. Rukaiyah also serves as chair of the Oregon Investment Council, the board that manages approximately $90 billion for the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. Previously, she was director of investment management at The Standard, where she oversaw the capital markets fund. She started her career as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in San Francisco. Rukaiyah holds a JD and an MBA from Stanford University.


The Cafritz Lecture on Philanthropy is generously sponsored by:


RegistrationThis event is open to members of the Greater Washington region's philanthropic community.
Members: Free. Please login to register online.
Non-Member Funders: $50/person. Email Rebekah Seder, seder(at)washingtongrantmakers.org, to register.


9:00-9:30am: Registration & Breakfast (Please note: food is not allowed in the theater during the program).
9:30am - 11:30am: Program

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