Program At-A-Glance

Program At-A-Glance
Pre-Conference – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
Registration Desk 11:00am-5:00pm
12:30pm – 5:15pm
Pre-Conference Institutes
5:00pm – 7:30pm
Engaging, Supporting, and Mobilizing
Parents for Early School Success Funderto-Funder Huddle and Reception*
Day 1 – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
Registration Desk / Cyber Café / Exhibits & Marketplace 7:00am-2:00pm
7:30am – 9:00am
1st Time Attendee
All Attendees
Breakfast Buffet
8:30am – 10:15am
Opening Plenary
10:30am – 11:45am
Morning Concurrent Sessions
11:45am – 12:45pm
Lunch Buffet Available
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Luncheon Concurrent Sessions
1:45pm -6:00pm
Offsite Sessions*
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Host Event
Day 2 – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
Registration Desk / Cyber Café / Exhibits & Marketplace 7:00am-4:00pm
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All Attendees Breakfast Buffet
8:30am – 10:30am
Morning Plenary
10:45am –
Morning Concurrent Sessions
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch Buffet Available
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Luncheon Roundtables
2:00pm – 4:00pm
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Afternoon Plenary
Activating Philanthropy Roundtable*
Day 3 – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
Registration Desk / Cyber Café / Exhibits & Marketplace 7:00am-11:00am
7:30am – 9:00am
All Attendees Breakfast Buffet
8:30am - 9:45am
Morning Concurrent Sessions
10:00am – 11:45am
Closing Plenary
Assistant to the President and Director of the
Domestic Policy Council
*Require Preregistration
Closing Keynote Address: Cecilia Munoz,
Plenary Highlights
Day 1: Wed Oct 15
Featured panelists:
Moderated by:
Opening Plenary
Tale of Three Cities: Three
Mayors Building on
Assets in Distressed Cities
Mike Duggan
Detroit, MI
Day 2: Thurs Oct 16
Karen Freeman-Wilson
Gary, IN
Osby Davis
Vallejo, CA
Featured panelists:
Carol Coletta
VP / Community and National
John S. and James L. Knight
Miami, FL
Moderated by:
Morning Plenary
Enough is Enough:
Philanthropy’s Growing
Response to the Social,
Economic and Moral
Urgency of Family and
Community Poverty
Afternoon Plenary
Ryan Chao
Vice President, Civic
Sites and Community
Annie E. Casey
Baltimore, MD
Part 1 Panelist:
Home Is Where The Heart
Is: Deep Connections That
Strengthen People and
Sterling Speirn
Christina Arrostuto
Past President and CEO of
the W.K. Kellogg
Managing Director
Poverty Interrupted
Executive Director
Rise Together Bay Area
San Francisco, CA
Part 2 Panelists:
Joe Tenbusch
American Promise
Jalen Rose
ESPN/ABC analyst and
former 13-year NBA star
Founder of the
Jalen Rose Leadership
Day 3: Fri Oct 17
Robert E. Eckardt
Executive Vice President
The Cleveland Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Moderated by:
Sam Goessling
Chief Advancement
IDEA Public Schools
Russell Harris
Dean of Culture &
Jalen Rose Leadership
Detroit MI
Sherrie Deans
Executive Director
Admiral Center
Living Cities
New York, NY
Featured panelists:
Moderated by:
Closing Plenary
Community Change
Happens From Within:
The People Make the
Anne Sherman
Albert Maldonado
Shirley Franklin
Chair of the Board and
Chief Executive Officer
Purpose Built Communities
Program Manager,
The California Endowment
Just Announced!
Cecilia Munoz
Special Closing
Keynote Address
Assistant to the
President and Director
of the Domestic Policy
Douglas Bitonti
Executive Director
Max M. & Marjorie S.
Fisher Foundation
Detroit MI
Tonya Allen
President and CEO
The Skillman
Detroit MI
Vice President for
Nonprofit Strategy
Social Impact Exchange
@ Growth Philanthropy
New York, NY
Conference Highlights
Tuesday Oct 15 | 12:30pm – 5:15pm | Pre-Conference Institutes
Pre-Registration Required, Lunch Provided
Pre-Conference Institute 1:
Transforming Communities: What it Takes to Lead Transformational Place-Based Change to Increase Community Safety
Session Coordinator: Natacha Blain, JD, PhD, Associate Director, Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families. Facilitator: Robert Thornton, Senior Program Officer,
Skillman Foundation. Speakers: Daniel Shoy, Jr., President, East Lake Foundation; Greg Giornelli, President and COO of Purpose Built Communities; Lisa Bottoms,
Program Director for Human Services and Child and Youth Development, The Cleveland Foundation; Michael Walker, Executive Director, Partnership for a Safer
Cleveland; Alice Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, Black Family Development; Captain Darwin Roche, Detroit Police Department – 9th Precinct; Dr. Beatriz Solis,
Director, Healthy Communities, South Region, The California Endowment; Susan Lee, National Director of Urban Peace, The Advancement Project.
Pre-Conference Institute 2:
Moving from Good Intentions to Intentional Action and Collaboration: The Grantmakers’ Role in Collective Impact
Planning Partners: Christina Arrostuto, Executive Director, Rise Together Bay Area, San Francisco CA; Sara Brenner, MBA President, Community Wealth Partners,
Washington DC; Rena Large, M.Ed., CHES, Program and Conference Planning Consultant, Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families. Speakers: Paul Schmitz,
Senior Advisor to the Collective Impact Forum, author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up, and former CEO of Public Allies; Samantha
Mellerson, Senior Associate, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore MD; Gena O’Keefe, Senior Associate, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore MD; Megan Bell,
Executive Director, The Wilson Foundation, Rochester NY; James Head, Vice President of Programs, The San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco CA.
Tuesday Oct 15 | 5:00pm – 7:30pm | Funder-to-Funder Huddle & Reception
Pre-Registration Required
Engaging, Supporting, and Mobilizing Parents for Early School Success Funder-to-Funder Huddle and Reception
The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and GCYF invite you to a Funder-to-Funder Huddle focusing on the critical role of parents in ensuring early school
success. During the Huddle, the GCYF Family Engagement and Parent Organizing Network will discuss their work on parent organizing as a strategy for sustainable
policy change. Campaign for Grade-Level Reading funders will then share successful strategies and programs that give parents the tools and information they need to
succeed in their roles as first teacher, best advocate, coach and most important role model to their children. The Funder-to-Funder Huddle will conclude with a
reception. Pre-Registration required. Space is limited.
Conference Highlights
Wednesday Oct 15 | 10:30am – 11:45am | Workshops
Perspectives from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America: What’s Working to Create Healthier
Session Coordinator/Moderator: Kristin Schubert, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton NJ; Speakers: Anne Warhover, Colorado Health Foundation, Denver CO; Elisabeth Babcock,
Crittenton Women's Union, Boston MA. Place | Family/Cross-Cutting
Public/Private Partnership - Beyond the Money: Philanthropy's Role in the Age of the Competitive Grant
Session Coordinator/Moderator: Joelle-Jude Fontaine, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek MI; Early Childhood Funders Collaborative. Speakers: Wendy Lewis Jackson, The Kresge
Foundation, Troy MI; Jeffrey Cappizano, The Policy Equity Group, Washington DC. Program | Early Childhood
Investing in Civil Legal Aid – Smart, Results-Oriented Philanthropy
Session Coordinator/Moderator: Sandra McAlister Ambrozy, The Kresge Foundation, Troy MI; Speakers: Robbin Pott, Executive Director, Detroit Center for Family Advocacy, Detroit MI;
Jennifer Bentley, Manager of Outreach and Development, Legal Services of South Central Michigan, Ann Arbor MI; Jill Ferrari, Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Community Resources,
Detroit MI. Program | Cross-Cutting
Faith and Philanthropy
Session Coordinator: Toya Randall, Casey Family Programs, Seattle WA. Speakers: Alexandra James, Trinity Family Life Center, Richmond VA; Carol Mizoguchi, Casey Family Programs,
Seattle WA; Lawrence Torry Winn, Race to Equity Consultant, Casey Family Programs. Program | Cross-Cutting
The Earlier the Better: A Strong Start
Session Coordinator/Speaker: Sara Slaughter, McCormick Foundation, Chicago IL; Early Childhood Funders Collaborative. Moderator: Sherri Killins, Director of Systems Alignment and
Integration, The BUILD Initiative. Speakers: Theresa Hawley, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development, Chicago IL.
PACE Center for Girls: How to Implement an Effective Statewide Early Intervention Model for High Risk Adolescent Girls
Session Coordinator: Stephanie McGencey, President and CEO, Visio Strategies, LLC, College Park MD. Moderator: Teresa Power, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York NY. Speakers:
Mary Marx, Practical Academic Cultural Education (PACE) Center for Girls, Jacksonville FL. Amelia T. Paz, PACE Alumni, J.D Candidate, 2015, Vermont Law School; Nona Jones, Chief External
Affairs Officer, PACE Center for Girls, Inc. Program/Policy | Youth
Wednesday Oct 15 | 12:15pm-1:30pm | Workshops
When Philanthropy Leads: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Nation's Reading Crisis
Session Coordinator: Amy Battjer, Senior Consultant, The Campaign for Grade Level Reading, Baltimore MD. Moderator: Sherece West-Scantlebury, President, Winthrop Rockefeller
Foundation, Little Rock AR. Speakers: Karen Ortiz, Helios Education Foundation, Phoenix AZ; Eric Dregne, Foundation of Greater Dubuque, Dubuque IA; Sally Fuller, Irene E. and George A.
Davis Foundation, Springfield, MA. Place | Early Childhood/Cross-Cutting
Good Data = Good Grantmaking
Session Coordinator/Speaker: John Kim, Advancement Project, Los Angeles CA. Speaker: Armando Jimenez, First 5 Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA. Place | Cross-Cutting
Shifting Power and Place in Juvenile Justice Reform
Session Coordinator/Moderator: Matt Cervantes, Sierra Health Foundation, Sacramento CA. Speakers: Stephanie James, San Joaquin County Probation Department, Stockton CA; Danny
Jefferson, Vallejo Faith Organization, Vallejo CA; Dan Macallair, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, San Francisco CA. Program/Policy | Youth
New Frontiers: The Funder’s Role in a Collective Action/Impact Movement
Session Coordinator/Moderator: Christina Arrostuto, Executive Director, Rise Together Bay Area, San Francisco CA. Speakers: James Head, San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco CA;
Oscar Chavez, Sonoma County Human Services Department, CA. Policy | Cross-Cutting
Game-Changing Approach to Children’s Advocacy
Session Coordinator/Speaker: Albert Maldonado, The California Endowment, Sacramento CA. Moderator: Laura Speer,The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore MD.
Speaker: Ted Lempert Children Now, Oakland CA. Policy | Cross-Cutting
Conference Highlights
Wednesday Oct 15 | 1:45pm – 6:00pm | Offsite Sessions
Pre-Registration Required
Offsite Session 1: Osborn High School – Community and Institutions Banding Together to Drive School Transformation
Session Coordinator: Tammy Jones, Program Officer, The Skillman Foundation, Detroit MI. Proposed Speakers: Quincy Jones, Osborn Neighborhood Alliance; Luisa Schumacher-Resto, Vice
President, Social Impact Design/United Way; Youth panelists to be announced.
Offsite Session 2: Advancing Safe & Healthy Homes for Children and Families: The Detroit Experience
Session Coordinator: David Fukuzawa, Program Director for Health, The Kresge Foundation, Troy, MI. Moderator: Geneva Williams, The Kresge Foundation, Troy, MI. Speakers: Mary Sue
Schottenfels, Executive Director, CLEARCorps Detroit, Detroit, MIMI; Jametta Lilly, CEO, Wayne CHAP, Detroit, MI; Eric Johnson, Chief of Housing Rehabilitation, City of Detroit Planning and
Development Department, Detroit, MI; Mary DuFour Morrow, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Wayne County Prosecutors Office, Detroit, MI.
Offsite Session 3: Seeing the Neighborhood Through the Eyes of a Detroit Child
Session Coordinators: Eboni Wells, Public Policy Fellow The Skillman Foundation, Detroit MI. Speaker: Maria Salinas: Executive Director, Congress of Communities; Youth Tour Advisors to
be announced.
Offsite Session 4: Advancing Early Childhood Education in Challenged Neighborhoods
Session Coordinator: Karen Nicklin, Manager of Educational Initiatives, GM Foundation, Detroit MI. Planning Partners/Speakers: United Way for Southeastern Michigan, the Education
Achievement Authority (EAA) of Michigan, and Teach for America Detroit.
Wednesday Oct 15 | 1:45pm – 6:00pm | Host Event
A highlight of the GCYF Annual Conference is the Host Event, which takes place this year at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American
History, the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. The museum is home to learning opportunities, exhibitions,
programs and events based on collections and research that explore the diverse history and culture of African Americans and their African origins.
The venue is an ideal location for the annual Host Event, an event dedicated to showcasing the culture, contributions and accomplishments of our
host city.
The evening promises to be an event dedicated to showcasing the culture, history and accomplishments of our host city and stellar philanthropic
contributions of CYF grantmakers.
Special Host Event Features:
Presentation of GCYF’s 2014 Fred Rogers Leadership Award in Philanthropy for Children, Youth, and Families
Since 2003, GCYF has given this prestigious award annually in memory of “Mr. Rogers”, one of the country's most beloved advocates for children.
The award recognizes outstanding contributions and leadership by grantmaking staff, trustees and donors in all fields of CYF philanthropy. GCYF
and the 2014 Selection Committee will present the award at the GCYF 2014 Annual Conference to 2014 Award Honoree: Myrna Deckert, CEO,
Paso del Norte Health Foundation, El Paso TX.
Special Performance by Mike Ellison
Mike Ellison was born in Ethiopia and fully realized himself as an actor, recording and performance artist in Detroit. The multi-faceted entertainer
has released independent albums, produced national concert and community outreach tours, and registered acting credits that span film, theater
and television. Mike has employed entertainment as a vehicle to promote education and health initiatives throughout the United States and his
birth country.
Conference Highlights
Thursday Oct 16 | 10:45am – 12:00pm | Workshops
Fathers of Color: Busting Myths to Arrive at Solutions
Session Coordinators: Eboni Wells, Public Policy Fellow, The Skillman Foundation. Sponsored in part by the Council of Michigan Foundations. Moderator: Robert Thornton, Senior Program
Officer, Skillman Foundation. Speakers: Jordan Thierry, Film Maker; Creator of The Black Fatherhood Project; Shawn Dove, Campaign Manager, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Open
Society Foundations, New York NY; Yusef B. Shakur, Detroit father, youth mentor and entrepreneur, and author of My Soul Looks Back.. Place | Cross-Cutting
A Place to Belong: Investing in the Social, Emotional and Physical Well-Being of Older Youth in Foster Care
Session Coordinator/Moderator: Mary Bissell, ChildFocus; Youth Transition Funders Group, Foster Care Work Group, Silver Spring MD. Speakers: Kristin Williams, Sherwood Foundation,
Omaha NE; Leonard Burton, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, St. Louis MO; Robert Thomas, Foster Care Alumni of America, Michigan; Samanthya Amman, Young Fellow , Iowa Jim
Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. Place | Youth
This Place Matters: Community-Driven Strategies for Increasing Educational Attainment
Session Coordinator: Regan Gruber Moffitt, The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Little Rock AR. Moderator: Sherece West-Scantlebury, President, The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation,
Little Rock AR. Speakers: Arelis Diaz, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek MI; Takema Robinson-Bradberry, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation Consultant, New Orleans LA; Geania Dickey,
Arkansas State University – Childhood Services, Little Rock AR. Place | Early Childhood/Cross-Cutting
"Strong Families" - Family Engagement and Parent Organizing: Implications for Local, State and National Policy Change for Early Childhood
Education and Beyond
Session Coordinator: Lynda Parmely, Hagedorn Foundation, Port Washington NY. Moderator: Nancy Freeman, Institute for Mental Hygiene, New Orleans LA. Speakers: Flint Mitchel,
Greater New Orleans Foundation, New Orleans LA; Maria Vidandor, Parent Leader, New Orleans LA; Deirdre Johnson Burel, OPEN - Orleans Public Education Network, New Orleans LA.
Program | Early Childhood/Family
Transforming Young People and Communities Together: New Research on Outcomes of Youth Organizing
Session Coordinator/Moderator: Eric Braxton, Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing, New York NY. Speakers: Veronica Terriquez, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA;
Roderick Watts, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York NY. Program | Youth
Health Equity and Young Children: Exemplary Programs and State Policy Implications
Session Coordinator: Kent McGuire, Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta GA. Speakers: Maxine Hayes, Washington State Department of Health, Retired State Health Officer, Bellvue
WA; Dr. Paul Dworkin, Help Me Grow, Hartford CT;
David Fukuzawa, The Kresge Foundation, Detroit MI. Policy | Early Childhood
Thurs Oct 16 | 12:30pm-1:30pm | Roundtables
A Placed-based Approach to Fostering the Social-Emotional Development of Young Children: Northland Foundation Thrive Initiative
Session Coordinator/Moderator: Lynn Haglin, Northland Foundation, Duluth MN. Speaker: Zane Bail, Northland Foundation, Duluth MN.
Building Early Literacy Success By Utilizing the Strengths of School Communities
Session Coordinator: Shari Levine, Literacy Inc. (LINC), New York, NY. Speaker: Rebecca Miller, Director of School Partnerships, Literacy Inc., New York, NY
Working Collaboratively To Leverage Our Investments in the States: The Mapping Project
Session Coordinator: Cema Siegel, Grantmakers Income Security Task Force, Chevy Chase, MD. Moderator/Speaker: Ami Nagle, Grantmakers Income Security Task Force, Durham NC.
How Grantmaker Collaboration Leads to Coordinated Policy Advocacy at the State and Local Levels
Session Coordinator/Moderator: Marcia Egbert, Senior Program Officer, The George Gund Foundation, Cleveland OH; Speaker: Margaret Hulbert, Vice President of Strategic Resources and
Public Policy, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH.
The Big Story in Small Grants: How Grassroots Grant-making Cultivated and Catalyzed Community Leaders to Action
Session Coordinator: Henry McClendon, The Skillman Foundation, Detroit MI. Speakers: Lisa Leverette, Grant Program Manager, Prevention Network; Riet Schumack, Interim Co-director of
the Brightmoor Alliance, Co-founder of Neighbors Building Brightmoor & Brightmoor Youth Gardens; Kimberly Newberry, Executive Director of Developing Kingdoms In Different Stages
(Developing K.I.D.S.).
Movement Building and the Meaningful Right to Counsel: Philanthropic Efforts to Ensure the Most Vulnerable
Have the Representation Our Constitution Guarantees
Session Coordinator: Carol Mizoguchi, Casey Family Programs, Seattle WA. Speaker: Jonathan Rapping, President and Founder,
Gideon's Promise, Atlanta GA.
Conference Highlights
2014 Annual Conference Chair
Tonya Allen
President & CEO
The Skillman Foundation
Detroit, MI
2014 Annual Conference Vice-Chair
Christina Arrostuto
Executive Director
Rise Together Bay Area
San Francisco, CA
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Casey Family Programs
The Skillman Foundation
The California Endowment
GM Foundation
Kresge Foundation
Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Conrad Hilton Foundation
Council of Michigan Foundations
GTE Energy
McCormick Foundation
Saint Luke's Foundation
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Council on Accreditation
Ruth Mott Foundation
Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation
Thursday, October 16 / 6:30pm-8:30pm
Activating Philanthropy Roundtable
Are you an executive leader or trustee of a philanthropic entity interested in discussing how
philanthropy can create and advance social change opportunities that improve the lives of
children and families? If you answered yes, make sure to attend this reception to connect,
discuss, and define how philanthropy can catalyze the collective energy of communities to
help children, youth and families thrive. We look forward to meeting you and to engaging
you in this exciting NEW service offered by GCYF for executive foundation leaders and
trustees. Featuring introductory remarks by Sterling Speirn. Pre-Registration Required.
Friday Oct 17 | 8:30am – 9:45am | Workshops
Lessons Learned: A Legacy of Youth Development Systems Building in Detroit
Session Coordinator: Eboni Wells, Public Policy Fellow, The Skillman Foundation, Detroit MI. Moderator:
Shawn Blanchard, Director of Youth Services, Office of the Mayor, Detroit, MI. Speakers: Charles Small,
President and CEO, Don Bosco Hall; Joseph Tardella, Executive Director, Southwest Solutions; Tim
Richey, CEO, Think Detroit PAL.
Assess, Address and Progress: Protecting Health Where We Live, Work, and Play
Session Coordinator/Moderator: Kathy Sessions, Director, Health and Environmental Funders Network,
Silver Spring MD. Speakers: Michele Prichard, Director of the Common Agenda, Liberty Hill Foundation,
Los Angeles CA; David Fukuzawa, Program Director for Health, Kresge Foundation, Troy MI. Program |
Seven Place-Based Studies: How Grantmakers Leverage Dollars for Children &
Session Coordinator/Moderator: Aaron Dorfman, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy,
Washington DC. Speakers: Sherece West-Scantlebury, President, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Little
Rock AK; Ana Garcia-Ashley, Executive Director, Gamaliel Network, Chicago IL. Policy | Cross-Cutting
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