Women Leaders in Philanthropy Summit: Inclusive & Impactful Philanthropy

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The Center partnered with the Annenberg Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors to support the first Women Leaders in Philanthropy Summit on April 20-22.

The event brought together 22 women leaders of some of the largest and most influential foundations and philanthropic organizations in the country for three days of collaboration and structured discussions at Sunnylands –  the historic Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage California – about the role of philanthropy today and the challenges and opportunities that women in this field face.

Cinny Kennard, Executive Director of the Annenberg Foundation and chair of the Center’s Advisory Board, kicked off the summit and called on participants to “lean in and come together to address some of our changing world’s most pressing problems” and to consider the growing impact of women in global philanthropy.

Jim Ferris and Alexandra Graddy-Reed an Associate Professor at the Price School of Public Policy, were in attendance and as research partners, they helped to shape the agenda and will co-develop an upcoming white paper sharing the summit’s findings. This network of women leaders in philanthropy will continue to share knowledge, models for leadership, and practices for impactful investing through future meetings, collaboration and collective action, and mentorship and support for women moving into philanthropy leadership.

To read the full 19-page conference report, click here.

The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy promotes more effective philanthropy and strengthens the nonprofit sector through research that informs philanthropic decision-making and public policy to advance community problem solving. The Center is a part of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, which works to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad.

For more information:
Please contact 
Bhanu Anton CruzSenior Associate Director, The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy at bcruz@usc.edu or (213) 740-1776.