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2019 Environmental Grantmakers Association Fall Retreat

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 9:00am to Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:30pm PDT
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The Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA) is excited to announce that our 2019 Fall Retreat registration is now open! The EGA Fall Retreat is an opportunity for funders to engage with the current landscape of philanthropy, connect with other foundations, and build new networks. To join us for the Retreat, be sure to register and book your lodging at our special, early-bird rate by July 19th, after which point prices go up.

Philanthropy California members are invited to a special opportunity to register at our member rate – just enter the code “PhilanthropyCA” at checkout. Please do not hesitate to reach out to  Junyi Zheng if this rate is cost prohibitive.  

We look forward to meeting in Napa, California this September 22-25, a region that has been on the frontlines, and at the forefront, of conversations about climate change impacts and natural disasters, from droughts to wildfires. The Retreat will provide an opportunity to connect with colleagues in the coastal state of California where a unique natural environment connects with the history of the people who live and work on it, from the Indigenous Peoples to the vitners and farm workers - anchoring our conversation in our efforts to protect natural systems and the people who depend on them in this pivotal moment for our democracy, nationally and globally. 

With this year’s Retreat set in Napa, there are plenty of opportunities for funders to engage with issues at California’s regional and state levels throughout the convening. The opening main stage Sense of Place session will be featuring local speakers, including Terence P. Mulligan, CEO of Napa Valley Community Foundation. There will also be exciting opportunities to get out and enjoy the nature that Northern California has to offer, though field excursions and learning tours at the Retreat.

We can’t wait to meet in community, to learn and be challenged by the ways in which philanthropy can generate solutions and support disruptions to protect our ecosystems and advance justice within our communities. The retreat’s diverse and intersectional programming is full of exciting opportunities for funders to work in tandem, across the silos in our work, by examining the overlapping issues of our day. Join us this fall to engage with influential thought leaders and changemakers in the field on themes of intergenerational coalition building, intersections with a healthy democracy, and narratives about our movements, including these already confirmed, exciting speakers:

  • Robert Reich, The University of California at Berkeley
  • Tram Nguyen, New Virgina Majority
  • George Goehl, People's Action
  • Heather McGhee, Demos
  • Favianna Rodriguez, Culturestrike
  • Alannah Hurley, United Tribes of Bristol Bay
  • Terence P. Mulligan, Napa Valley Community Foundation 

Head over to the EGA website to view a draft agenda (login required, if you do not have an EGA login contact Malavika Sahaifor more information), register to attend, and book your lodgingfor the event.

If you have any questions regarding the event, do not hesitate to contact Maud Henderson. For assistance with lodging, contact Linda Ann Smith

We hope to see you in Napa!