Speakers - 2011

2011 Conference Plenary Sessions & Keynote Speeches

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Keynote speakers and panels of experts spoke about a philanthropic growth marketplace that is connecting funders to quality growth opportunities that will spread our most promising social solutions.

Featured Speakers:


Steven Goldsmith

Deputy Mayor of
New York City

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Kerry Sullivan

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

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Joel L. Fleishman

Professor of Law and Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy

Duke University

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Monica Winsor

Vice Chair, Women Moving Millions

Gara LaMarche

President and CEO
The Atlantic Philanthropies

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Paul Brest

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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Mark Abbott
C.S. Mott Foundation
Kwasi Asare
Department of Education
Michael Baker
United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Jon Baron
Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy
Richard Barth
Doug Bauer
The Clark Foundation
Suzanne Biegel
Investors’ Circle
Geoffrey T. Boisi
Roundtable Investment Partners
John Branam
Grantmakers for Education

Philanthropy New York 

Paul Carttar
Corporation for National and Community Service
Gerald Chertavian
Year Up
Carol Thompson

Venture Philanthropy Partners

Mimi Corcoran

Open Society Foundations

Leslie Crutchfield
J. Gregory

Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship, Duke University

Cheryl Dorsey

Echoing Green

Martin Eakes
Jim East
George Kaiser Family Foundation
Jeff Edmondson
Nicole Farmer Hurd
National College Advising Corps
Kelly Fitzsimmons
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Jason Franklin
Bolder Giving
Kristin Giantris
Nonprofit Finance Fund
Gary Glickman
White House Office of Management and Budget
Margaret Hall
GreenLight Fund
Charles Harris
SeaChange Capital Partners
Ben Hecht
Living Cities
David Hunter
Hunter Consulting, LLC

W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation

Lisa Jackson
New Profit, Inc.
Carla Javits

Growth Philanthropy Network

Kippy Joseph
The Rockefeller Foundation
Wendy Kopp
Teach for America
S. Robert Levine, MD
Growth Philanthropy Network
Tom Luce
National Math and Science Initiative
Glen Macdonald
Wealth & Giving Forum
John Martinez
Elizabeth Mason
Single Stop USA

Social Solutions

Nancy Murphy
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Mike O'Brien
George Overholser
New Profit, Inc.
Tracy Palandjian
Social Finance, Inc.
Leslie Pine
The Philanthropic Initiative
Alexander Rossides

Growth Philanthropy Network

Laura Samberg
Samberg Family Foundation
Melanie Schnoll-Begun

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Philanthropic Services

J.B. Schramm
College Summit
Miriam Shark
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Edward Skloot
Center for Strategic Philanthropy & Civil Society, Duke University
Ellen Sloan
Bank of America
Karl Stauber
Danville Regional Foundation
Dorothy Stoneman
YouthBuild USA, Inc.
Cynthia Strauss
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fun
Amy Stringer Hessell
Missouri Health Foundation
Gary Syman
SeaChange Capital Partners
Damian Thorman
John S and James L. Knight Foundation
National Fund for Workforce Solutions
Joel Vargas
Jobs for the Future
Jill Vialet
Sarah E. Walzer, J.D.
The Parent-Child Home Program, Inc.
John Weiser
BWB Solutions
Diana Wells
Veronica White
Office of the Deputy Mayor, New York
Andrew Wolk
Root Cause Institute
Kim Wright-Violich
Schwab Charitable