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

We think you'll be impressed and inspired by the panelists' commitment to their communities and their passion to work in partnership with dedicated nonprofit professionals achieving meaningful change. Come enjoy an hour that’s sure to offer new insights and lift your spirits.

Sign up now for Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 11am Pacific to enjoy another wonderful panel: Angelique Power, President & CEO at the The Skillman Foundation, Dr. Dorothy Fleisher, Senior Program Director, at the Keck Foundation, and Eric Pearson, President and CEO at the El Paso Community Foundation. More details are below.

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January 18, 2023  11am Pacific

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Angelique Power, President & CEO, The Skillman Foundation, Detroit, MI 

Angelique leads The Skillman Foundation, a Detroit-based private independent foundation that puts all of its resources toward brilliant Detroit youth—their justice, their power, and their promise. 

With assets over $550 million, The Skillman Foundation provides approximately $22 million in grants annually. Under Angelique’s tenure, The Skillman Foundation has led a community-rooted strategic planning process to rethink its grantmaking, metrics, and partners. Power architected a racial equity audit internally of all grants, operations, and the endowment, allowing for transparency and accountability to community as well as mission-alignment in all policies and practices. 

Prior to The Skillman Foundation, Power was president of the Chicago-based Field Foundation and a program director at the Joyce Foundation. Additionally, she led communications and community engagement at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and community relations efforts across the nation for Target Corporation. 

Power chairs the board of 6018North and serves as a board member for CultureSource and Detroit Public Theatre. She serves on Mayor Duggan’s Workforce Development Board. Angelique has a BA from University of Michigan and both an MFA and an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

W.M. Keck Foundation

Dorothy Fleisher

Dorothy Fleisher, Ph.D., MPA, MSW, Senior Program Director, W.M. Keck Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Dorothy leads the Southern California Program of the W. M. Keck Foundation, a national philanthropy focusing on pioneering research in science and medicine and programs that enrich the lives of children, youth and families in Southern California.  Her primary responsibility is overseeing grantmaking in the areas of arts and culture, civic and community services, health care, precollegiate education, and early childhood development.  She has been with the Foundation since 1999. 

Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Fleisher worked for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, where she launched several major initiatives, including a network of school-based family centers. Currently, she is a founder and member of the L.A. Partnership for Early Childhood Investment, and a steering committee member of Southern California Grantmakers Foster Care Funders Collaborative.  

In 1996 she was honored by the California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers as Social Worker of the Year, and in 1998 she was a recipient of the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles’ Incredible Woman Making History Award. She earned her doctorate in Social Work from the University of Southern California with a focus on social policy and administration. 

 

Eric Pearson, President and CEO, El Paso Community Foundation, El Paso, TX

Eric has led the El Paso Community Foundation since 2011. He is a native El Pasoan who came up through public schools and the University of Texas at El Paso, and worked for about 20 years in broadcast journalism and media prior to joining the El Paso Community Foundation in 2003. He has worked to engage the El Paso Community Foundation in solid leadership projects.

Grants, community convening, and leadership projects define the El Paso Community Foundation. The Foundation has grown since 1977 to approximately $195 million in assets, and in the process has given more than $249 million in charitable gifts and projects to West Texas, Southern New Mexico and northern Mexico.

 

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The Grantsmanship Center | Get funding. Create change.

Angela Richardson, Senior Trainer, The Grantsmanship Center

Angela brings more than 20 years' experience as a nonprofit program and fund developer, strategic planner, and organizational coach. As senior trainer, Angela has coached other trainers for The Grantsmanship Center and trained staff for nonprofit organizations, school districts, governments, faith-based organizations, and colleges and universities. She brings additional expertise in education and the arts, recently delivering a virtual workshop for Broward County Cultural Division, FL as part of the Business Skills for Creatives series. Angela has facilitated many in-person Meet-the-Grantmaker panels in Los Angeles for PROJECT GRANTSMANSHIP and for the City of Los Angles, city council members. Recently, Angela trained faculty and community-based nonprofit leaders as part of a Research Proposal Workshop sponsored by UCLA Health Sciences.

 

 

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Marsha E. Bonner, Senior Director of Programs, Community Grantmaking, and Special Initiatives, Annenberg Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Marsha joined the Annenberg Foundation in 2015 and has close to 40 years of grantmaking experience. At the Annenberg Foundation, she is responsible for oversight of Programs, Grants Administration, the Alchemy program – a capacity building and training initiative – and the impact investing program.

A graduate of Princeton University, she has served on the board of more than 20 philanthropic organizations.

 

Jennifer Killian, Program Officer, Dyson Foundation, Millbrook, NY

Jennifer is responsible for many of the Foundation’s grant making programs, including the Management Assistance Mini-Grant Program, which provides funding for Mid-Hudson Valley nonprofit organizations to strengthen infrastructure and find greater efficiencies in administration, operations, resource development, and programming.

Jennifer formerly served as Vice President of Programs at the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley where she was responsible for monitoring and assessing programs, grants and scholarship funds, as well as developing new initiatives and managing annual grantmaking of $3.5M. Previously, Jennifer served as the Hudson Valley Regional Manager for the New York Council of Nonprofits, providing a wide array of training and technical assistance services to nonprofits throughout Hudson Valley and New York State. In that position, she supported the Dutchess County Coalition of Nonprofits and managed the Interim Executive Leadership Program as well as the Federal ARRA Strengthening Communities Fund, a nonprofit capacity building program supporting NYC-based nonprofits with economic recovery services after the 2008 recession.

Jennifer received her Master of Public Administration degree from Marist College and a Bachelors’ Degree in Sociology from Rutgers University.

 

Richard (Ric) L. DeVore, President, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Detroit, MI

Ric became president of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan in April 2022. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is one of the top 25 community foundations in the country. Since its inception, the organization has distributed more than $1.4 billion through approximately 85,000 grants, mostly to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair, and Livingston counties. 

Previously, Ric was executive vice president and regional president of PNC Bank in Detroit and Southeast Michigan where he also served as PNC’s lead banker in the region and chaired the local PNC Foundation. He led PNC’s metro Detroit education and equity initiatives associated with the bank’s 2020 commitment to deploy $1 billion nationwide to combat systemic racism and support the economic empowerment of African Americans. In 2015, Ric was named a Detroit News Michiganian of the Year for his leadership of PNC’s Grow Up Great program, which focuses on pre-K education.

Ric holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in business from Wayne State University. 

 

MEET THE MODERATOR

The Grantsmanship Center | Get funding. Create change.

Angela D. Richardson, Senior Trainer, The Grantsmanship Center

Angela brings more than 20 years' experience as a nonprofit program and fund developer, strategic planner, and organizational coach. As senior trainer, Angela has coached other trainers for The Grantsmanship Center and trained staff for nonprofit organizations, school districts, governments, faith-based organizations, and colleges and universities. She brings additional expertise in education and the arts, recently delivering a virtual workshop for Broward County Cultural Division, FL as part of the Business Skills for Creatives series. Angela has facilitated many in-person Meet-the-Grantmaker panels in Los Angeles for PROJECT GRANTSMANSHIP and for the City of Los Angles city council members. Recently, Angela trained faculty and community-based nonprofit leaders as part of a Research Proposal Workshop sponsored by UCLA Health Sciences.

 

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