Changing the way a community engages in and supports philanthropy is hard work. Done well, it can transform lives.
The Richmond Region has long been known as a deeply philanthropic community, and we’re fortunate to have foundations, donors, and volunteers willing to rethink the ways in which we serve the greater good. Shifting toward a more catalytic approach to philanthropy invites us to combine our aspirations for change with a responsibility to listen and learn, empathize and understand, and engage and act in new ways to bring about social change.
Our second session will focus on new approaches to philanthropy by exploring the issues facing Black and Brown communities, responses being driven within and outside of foundations, and how community voices are part of finding new and innovative solutions.
We’ve invited Mark Kramer, Founder and Managing Director of FSG Consulting, to challenge our thinking about where business success best intersects with the needs of the community, and the importance of cross sector leadership in bringing the community together to achieve collective impact.
Robert Dortch, Vice President of Programs and Innovation for the Robins Foundation and Co-Founder of the UJIMA Legacy Fund, will guide our panel discussion with five local funders. Their discussion will deepen our shared appreciation for the challenges – and the philanthropic successes – in Richmond’s Black and Brown communities, and encourage us to adapt and innovate for greater impact.
Albert Walker, Director for Health Equity and Community Building, Richmond Memorial Health Foundation
Jill Coleman, Vice President, Cameron Foundation and Chair, SisterFund
Stephanie Glenn, Vice President, Diversity and Engagement, the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond
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