© 2020 by Second Innovations in International Philanthropy Symposium

September 10-11, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts

About the Symposium

September 10-11, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts

Building on the success of the first Innovations in International Philanthropy Symposium held Sept 2018, New England International Donors (NEID) and The Philanthropic Initiative’s Center for Global Philanthropy are pleased to announce that the second Innovations in International Philanthropy Symposium will be held on September 10th - 11th, 2020.  We anticipate bringing together internationally-oriented philanthropists, including individuals, families, foundations, investors, and corporate funders, to propel forward the capacity and impact of globally minded work. The Second Symposium will provide funders a place to network, learn about relevant trends in international philanthropy, discover opportunities for collaboration, and gain practical, hands-on skills to increase the impact of their international giving.

Read our blog, "Fueling a Revolution on International Change: Individual and Family Philanthropists"


Bringing together internationally oriented philanthropists, investors, funders, and companies to connect, inspire, and learn from each other.

2018 Speakers & Workshop Leaders

Chris Anderson
Curator, TED and Founder of The Audacious Project
Gururaj Deshpande
Founder, Deshpande Foundation
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
United Nations Under-Secretary-General; Executive Director of UN Women; former Deputy President of South Africa
Raj Panjabi
CEO and Co-Founder, Last Mile Health
Joseph Scantlebury
Vikki Spruill
President and CEO, New England Aquarium
Gary White
CEO and Co-founder, Water.org and WaterEquity
Ridgway White
President, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Nish Acharya
Chief Executive Officer, Equal Innovation Consulting
Maggi Alexander
Partner and Director of TPI's Center for Global Philanthropy
Karen Ansara
Crystal Barnes
Executive Director, Nielsen Foundation
Senior Vice President, Global Responsibility & Sustainability, Neilsen
Jen Bokoff
Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Foundation Center
Ina Breuer
Executive Director, New England International Donors
Andy Bryant
Executive Director, Segal Family Foundation
Katie Bunten-Wamaru
Director of Strategy, Segal Family Foundation
Brendan Cullen
Managing Director, Co-Impact
Vilas Dhar
Social Impact Investor and Founder, Next Mile Project

Tory Dietel Hopps
Managing Partner, Dietel & Partners
Michele Frix
Paul Grogan
President & CEO, Boston Foundation
Kate Guedj
Vice President and chief Philanthropy Officer, Boston Foundation
Lisa Jackson
Managing Partner, Imago Dei Fund
Joseph McGrail
Chief Operating Officer, State Street Foundation, Inc.; Managing Director, State Street Corporation
Rebecca Miller
Global Philanthropic Advisor, The Philanthropic Initiative
Emily NielsenJones
Founding Partner and Trustee, Imago Dei Fund
Leslie Pine
Managing Partner, The Philanthropic Initiative
Ellen Remmer
Senior Partner, The Philanthropic Initiative
Robert Ricigliano
Systems and Complexity Coach, The Omidyar Group
Natalie Ross
Vice President of External Relations, Council on Foundations
Lauren Ryan
Employee Community Engagement and Strategic Programs, Global Human Resources and Corporate Citizenship, State Street
Diana Samarasan
Founding Executive Director, Disability Rights Fund & Disability Rights Advocacy Fund.
Carlyle Singer
President Acumen
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2018 Sponsors

Founding Supporters




2018 Advisory Committee

Benjamin Bellegy, Executive Director,  Worldwide Initiatives Grantmaker Support

David Biemesderfer, President and CEO, United Philanthropy Forum

Paul Grogan, President and CEO, The Boston Foundation

Hilary Pearson, President, Philanthropic Foundations Canada

Jeff Poulos, CEO, Associated Grant Makers

Vikki Spruill, President and CEO, New England Aquarium

Jane Wales, CEO, Global Philanthropy Forum and World Affairs








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