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Session recordings for each session may be found by clicking on the session titles. 

Thursday, October 28, 2021 


1:30 pm Registration


2:00-2:30 pm Welcome 

Paul Grogan, President and CEO, The Boston Foundation


2:30-3:30 pm Opening Keynote


Chris Anderson, Curator, TED; Founder, The Audacious Project

Raj Panjabi, Co-founder and CEO, Last Mile Health


3:30-3:45 pm Coffee Break


3:45-5:15 pm Thematic Cluster Discussions - How to Leverage Philanthropy to Address the World’s Biggest Problems


5:30-6:30 pm Welcome Reception


6:30 pm Group Dinners

Friday, October 29, 2021 


8:00 am Registration


8:30-9:00 am Breakfast 


"Changing Communities through an Equity and Gender Lens"

      Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General; Executive Director, UN Women; former                  Deputy President of South Africa 


9:15-10:45 am Workshop Series I

Giving with Impact: How to Become an Impactful Donor
Jeff Raikes, Raikes Foundation

Strengthening the Foundations of Democracy and Civil Society
Douglas Rutzen, International Center for Not for Profit Law

Funding Advocacy on International Issues and How to Do it Effectively
Tom Hart, ONE

Nageeb Sumar, Fidelity Charitable


Achieving Scale and Sustainable Systems Approaches

Edwin Ou, CEO, Skoll Foundation

Cecilia Conrad, Lever for Change, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 


10:45-11:00 am Coffee Break


11:00 am-12:30 pm Workshop Series II

How to Strengthen Communities to Prepare and Respond to Disasters
Michael Delaney, Crescendo International

Pierre Noel, Haiti Development Institute


The Heart of Philanthropy
Rob Lehman, Fetzer Institute 

From Philanthropy to Impact Investing, Deploying the Full Spectrum of Financial Tools or Social Good
Ellen Remmer, The Philanthropy Institute 

How to Identify and Support Innovation, Social Entrepreneurs, and Local Leadership
Stephanie Dodson Cornell, Draper Richards Kaplan Institute

12:30-12:45 pm Transition


12:45-2:00 pm Lunch and Plenary

"Philanthropy's Role in Making Water Safe for All"

Vikki Spruill, President and CEO, New England Aquarium

Gary White, CEO and Co-founder,​ and WaterEquity

Ridgway White, President, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

2:00-2:15 pm Transition

2:15-3:45 pm Workshop Series III 

Becoming an Impactful Climate Donor and Investor

Solomé Lemma, Thousand Currents

Charlotte Pera, ClimateWorks Foundation


Exploring and Confronting Explicit Bias in Philanthropy
Ruth Rhoads Allen, CDA Collaborative Learning Projects (CDA)

Effective Tools and Approaches to Evaluate Your Philanthropy
Katie Bunten-Wamuru, Imago Dei Fund

Sayra Pinto, Thousand Currents


Understanding the Refugee Funding Crisis
Taryn Higashi, Unbound Philanthropy

Negar Tayyar, The Global Whole Being Fund


3:45-4:00 pm Coffee Break


4:00-5:00 pm Closing and Plenary


"The Future of International Philanthropy"


Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International and Greenpeace



If you have any questions regarding the agenda, please do not hesitate to contact Connor Nickerson, at

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