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LEADING TOGETHER SCHEDULE MONDAY, APRIL 27 SITE SESSIONS 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Meet in Hotel Lobby (Departing at 10:40 am) Creating an Innovative, Vibrant & Inclusive Economic Landscape Explore La Cocina, a groundbreaking business incubator that supports a growing roster of sustainable small businesses made up of low-income women and immigrant food entrepreneurs. La Cocina (pronounced la co-see-nah, meaning “The Kitchen” in Spanish) was inspired by its current home, San Francisco’s Mission District. This ethnically diverse and economically vulnerable neighborhood thrives in part due to the many small informal businesses that serve the community. You’ll tour La Cocina’s commercial kitchen space and hear from their representatives, a philanthropic supporter, The Women’s Foundation of California, and speak with entrepreneurs who are launching, growing and formalizing successful food businesses. Next you’ll visit restaurant site, El Pípila, for an authentic lunch from Guanajuato, the heart of Mexico, which reflects both entrepreneurial aspiration and delicious cuisine. SITE SESSIONS 11:30 am – 2:30 pm Meet in Hotel Lobby (Departing at 10:45 am) Civil Society: Preparing the Next Generation of Diverse Leaders Travel to the East Bay for an interactive session featuring youth and youth related activities, funders, crossculture perspectives, and varied approaches to advocating for social justice. This session takes place in Oakland, a city with rich culture, tradition and a legacy of leadership on issues related to gender and racial equality and inclusion. It offers an opportunity to witness how local leaders are engaged with youth to improve opportunities to secure their future and prepare them for leadership in the future growth of their region. You’ll explore how significant public/private/philanthropic collaborations are resulting in measurable progress toward positive outcomes for youths, with an emphasis on young men and women of color. Participants will take public transportation to the East Bay Community Foundation for lunch and conversation led by President and CEO James Head. You’ll hear about innovative partnerships between the Oakland Unified School District, Community Based Organizations, Foundations, and Corporations on Restorative Justice, as well as improving outcomes for boys and young men of color through the African American Male Achievement Initiative and the Unity Council on their work with Latino boys and young men. Following lunch, participants will visit the dynamic service space of Girl’s Inc. of Alameda County, which provides more than 20 programs to 7,000 girls ages 5 – 18. There we will focus on youth related activities for girls and young women, and hear perspectives on community bridge building with representatives from Girl’s Inc., RYSE Youth Center, Youth Uprising and the East Oakland Youth Development Center. LEARNING LAB 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Council Central Don’t Reinvent the Wheel, Join the Exchange The Philanthropy Exchange is an active website for Council members to discuss common issues, share resources, and develop stronger relationships that advance their work. Allison Carney, community manager for the Council, will walk through the platform, answer any questions, and make sure you and your staff are set up for success on the Exchange. SITE SESSIONS 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Meet in Hotel Lobby (Department at 1:45 pm) Investing in Parks to Advance Community Resiliency See firsthand the power that philanthropic support has had in transforming a military site covered in asphalt and debris into the “front porch” of America’s most visited national park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area. You’ll hear from representatives of the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, Kaiser Permanente, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The short walking tour will highlight the role of parks as solutions to challenges facing San Francisco and cities across the country – including improving health, creating pathways to leadership for youth, and increasing climate literacy. The outdoor walk is flat, wide, and easy so no special footwear required. Dress for the weather – layers are recommended. 28 Council on Foundations 2015 Annual Meeting |

HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY IN A DESTABILIZED WORLD MONDAY, APRIL 27 SCHEDULE #COFAnnual #Philanthropy The Biggest Issues You’ve Never Thought About: Water in the 21st Century Water is essential to life: no society can survive, much less thrive, if its water is threatened. Yet some regions are experiencing devastating droughts, while others are destabilized by severe flooding. Water security isn’t a guarantee even in the United States. This session explores such threats and presents ways in which funders can prepare their communities, exploring existing collaborations that offer opportunities for meaningful participation. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Yerba Buena Salon 10/11 Lower B2 Level Maximizing Social Media for Social Good #YesAllWomen #BlackLivesMatter #UmbrellaRevolution Monica Lewinsky takes on cyber bullying. ISIS is using social media to reach you. Around the globe, social media has transformed how people connect and exchange ideas, spark movements, and give voice to challenge authority. As a tool for free speech, social media is here to stay. How can philanthropy harness its power to promote civil discourse, unify people and ideas, and ultimately advance positive change? CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Yerba Buena Salon 3/4 Lower B2 Level Helping People Accumulate Enough for a Stable Life (CPE) The story of inequality is not new, yet persistent and growing inequality continues to vex policymakers and grantmakers alike. The conditions facing low-wage workers make the accumulation of wealth increasingly challenging, and these conditions lead to persistent gaps in opportunity across generations. This session will examine how funders can facilitate inter-generational wealth building. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Yerba Buena Salon 12/13 Lower B2 Level The State of Disaster Philanthropy: Your Role in Getting it Right In this highly interactive session, attendees will help build a better understanding of how we currently allocate disaster dollars, address funding gaps, and strengthen donor collaboration. Participants will hear about key findings from the recently released report, “The State of Disaster Philanthropy,” and take part in a large group discussion. By the end of the session, you will: • Be better informed about how to respond to future disasters; • Understand best practices from your colleagues; and • Be prepared to serve the needs of affected communities at home and across the world. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Golden Gate C2 B2 Level Public-Private Partnerships Series: Federal Innovative and Philanthropic Engagement Needed to Address Rural Childhood Poverty One in four rural children currently live in poverty the highest rate since 1986 and the gap between rural and urban child poverty rates continue to widen. While poor children living in rural America face similar educational, social, and economic challenges as their urban counterparts, these challenges are exacerbated by factors that have persistently plagued rural America for decades - the effects of geographic and social isolation, limited access to effective interventions and services, and lack of family earning power. In this session, officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the White House Rural Council will share new efforts being proposed at the federal level to grow public-private partnerships aimed at reversing the course on negative trends in rural childhood poverty. The discussion will provide information about the design of a federal pilot program to engage philanthropy around upward mobility strategies in rural communities, and offer examples of: • Foundations investing in two-generation, bundled service delivery strategies; and • Improved implementation and integration of federal programs at the local levels. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Nob Hill C/D Lower B2 Level | Council on Foundations 2015 Annual Meeting 29

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