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Enjoy this series of conversations with leaders from the world of philanthropy. Ask about the issues that concern you and that shape grantmaking today. Meet the people who understand what drives decisions at the top levels of foundation giving.

We think you'll be impressed and inspired by these leaders' commitment to their communities and by their passion for the nonprofits that work in partnership with them to achieve meaningful change. Come enjoy an hour that’s sure to offer new insights and lift your spirits.

These events are free!

New panel will be announced soon!




WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2021  11am Pacific

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The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Wendy Garen

Wendy Garen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Wendy became President and CEO of the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation in 2008 after working for the Foundation for more than twenty years. Previously, Wendy was Executive Director of the Los Angeles Child Care and Development Council, Program Manager at Children’s Home Society of Orange County, Chair of Southern California Grantmakers, and founding staff member of the children’s nonprofit Crystal Stairs. As a member of the Women’s Leadership Board at the Harvard Kennedy School, she traveled with delegations to Egypt and South Africa. Wendy also currently serves on the advisory board of the Center for Philanthropy and Public Policy at USC.


Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Maurice "Mo" Green

Maurice "Mo" Green,  Executive Director, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Winston-Salem, NC

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is a private, family foundation that has been a catalyst for positive change in North Carolina for 80 years and invested $608 million into NC. Soon after Mo joined ZSR in 2016, the Foundation launched a statewide listening and learning tour called “Mo Wants To Know,” where Mo, Trustees, staff and ZSR’s Community Leadership Council traveled across the state hearing directly from leaders and community members about trends, challenges, opportunities, successes and ideas for making North Carolina better. Previously, as superintendent of Guilford County Schools, Mo completed the district's first-ever strategic plan which resulted in increased graduation rates and other impressive academic and non-academic student achievements. Mo began his career as a lawyer in private practice.


The Vermont Community Foundation
Kevin Wiberg

Kevin Wiberg, Philanthropic Advisor for Community Engagement, The Vermont Community Foundation, Middlebury, VT

Kevin brings perspectives as both a grantmaker, in his current position as Philanthropic Advisor for Community Engagement at the Vermont Community Foundation, and as a grantseeker who previously worked as program development director for a community action agency where he raised millions of dollars in grant funding. As a community activist, Kevin has led collaborations with community partners to conceptualize, research, and finance a multitude of projects from the arts to more pragmatic needs such as low-income home weatherization. Kevin also served as Senior Trainer for The Grantsmanship Center.



Grantsmanship Center
Angela Richardson

Angela Richardson, Senior Trainer, The Grantsmanship Center

Angela brings more than 20 years' experience as a nonprofit program & fund developer, strategic planner, and organizational coach. Angela has trained other trainers and trained staff for nonprofit organizations, school districts, governments, faith-based organizations, and colleges and universities. And she brings additional expertise in education and the arts. Angela has facilitated many Meet-the-Grantmaker panels in Los Angeles for Project Grantsmanship and for the City of Los Angles, city council members.



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We hope that you can join us for many of these delightful hours!