November 12-15, 2019
Leaders in philanthropy have a unique place of influence and responsibility within civil society. With that in mind, the Presidents’ Forum on Racial Equity in Philanthropy was formed in late 2018 to provide a space where foundation CEOs can candidly discuss the most difficult issues and trade-offs around racial equity with the people who really understand the unique role of the CEO, their peers.
This November, we’re thrilled to invite you to an exclusive opportunity for presidents and CEOs of foundations. Presidents’ Forum + Upswell will be a powerful four-day experience that will begin with an intensive and focused exploration of racial equity and continue with a gathering of diverse changemakers from across the United States.
With this opportunity, you will enjoy the Upswell Equity registration package plus the Presidents’ Forum.
The Presidents’ Forum is a one-day seminar for foundation CEOs to discuss what is needed to shift the tide of philanthropy toward a diverse, equitable, and inclusive giving community, starting with your own organization. By participating, you will also join a peer-to-peer support and learning network that will continue into 2020 and beyond.
The Upswell Equity package gives you access to the main event and allows you to contribute to a fund that covers the participating cost for deserving changemakers who couldn’t otherwise attend Upswell.
The Presidents’ Forum
November 12, 2019
✓ Full-day seminar at Chicago location of racial significance
✓ Tour of Stony Island Arts Bank with artist and professor Theaster Gates
✓ Introduction to peer-to-peer funder community
✓ Facilitated dialogue centered on racial and ethnic equity
✓ Breakfast and lunch
November 13-15, 2019
✓ Three-Day Access Pass for You
✓ Core Access Pass for a Changemaker
✓ Lunch on Thursday and Friday
✓ Main Stage Talks
✓ Access to the Public Square
✓ Networking Events
The Presidents’ Forum will take place at a Chicago-based location of historic racial significance. We will inform you of the location as soon as it is confirmed.
8:00-8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30-9:00 AM Welcome & Introductions
9:00-10:00 AM Opening Remarks
10:00-11:30 AM Peer Consultancy and Group Dialogue
11:30-11:45 AM Break
11:45 AM-12:15 PM Reflection
12:15-1:15 PM Lunch
1:15-4:45 Chicago Tour
4:45-5:00 PM Closing remarks
- Michele Norris, Founding Director, The Race Card Project
- Eboo Patel, Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core
Inside & Out Tours
- Austin and Lawndale