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Shared Prosperity: Philanthropic Approaches to Economic Recovery Through Racial Equity

Date: 12/8/2009
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC

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A Philanthropy New York program presented by its Special Committee Increasing Diversity in Philanthropy, with the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) and the Center for Social Inclusion.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: CEOs, trustees, program officers, and other funders interested in increasing the equitable impacts of the stimulus spending and applying those lessons for greater impact across their issue areas.

8:30 to 9:00 AM    Check-in and coffee
9:00 to 11:00 AM   Program

While the economic crisis has been global and impacted everyone, research shows us that communities of color have been facing the crisis for years.

  • What policies and practices helped create the crisis and how is that related to race in America? 
  • How can funders assist in ensuring that those most impacted by the crisis receive their share of the recovery?
  • What are some of the opportunities and challenges to forging structural reform that can build a nation whose people can meet their basic needs no matter their race?

Maya Wiley, Executive Director of the Center for Social Inclusion, will lead a discussion of structural racism in a time of economic challenge and political hope.  Lori Villarosa, Executive Director of the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity, will share a range of tools available for foundations to apply the same analysis and criteria to their own grantmaking.  This interactive session will provide both current strategies to increase the equitable impacts of the stimulus spending and apply those lessons for greater impact across any number of issue areas.


• Chris Park (introduction), Chair, Philanthropy New York; President, New York Life Foundation.
• Lori Villarosa, Executive Director, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE).
• Maya Wiley, Executive Director, Center for Social Inclusion.

OTHER INFORMATION: Please contact with questions.


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    Brief biographical sketch of Lori Villarosa, Executive Director, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity.
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