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Local Philanthropy and Sustainable Development Goals in the Bay Area

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 -
10:00am to 3:00pm PST
The James Irvine Foundation
One Bush Street, Suite 800, San Francisco
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How do the Sustainable Development Goals relate to domestic challenges in the U.S.?

There are significant challenges facing American communities today, including growing inequality, quality education, access to healthcare, and climate action. In the Bay Area, members of the philanthropic community work in a variety of innovative and collaborative ways to improve quality of life and create sustainable local communities.

The Council on Foundations, Northern California Grantmakers and SDG Philanthropy Platform are excited to host a meeting at the James Irvine Foundation on December 15, 2015 to discuss how ongoing work by funders in California supports the newly announced universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As American philanthropy grapples with local challenges, how do our solutions and experiences link to challenges elsewhere around the globe? How can these new global goals encourage and enhance domestic programs in the United States? 

Join Us To:

  • Learn about the Sustainable Development Goals and their relevance within the Bay Area and California
  • Explore deep-dive conversations on the different goals (Reduced Inequalities, Quality Education, Good Health and Well-Being) and their relevance locally

Agenda Details:

Morning discussions will highlight ongoing efforts of philanthropy across the region, current needs and recent analyses of local challenges, and discuss the broader context of the universal SDGs. The afternoon will include deep-dive conversations around specific areas of ongoing work by local funders to discuss how this work in the Bay Area links to universal goals and targets within the SDGs.

Confirmed Speakers:

This list will be updated regularly: 

  • Sandra Hernandez, President and CEO, California HealthCare Foundation
  • Tony Pipa, US Government Special Coordinator for Post-2015 Development Agenda
  • Jaqueline Martinez Garcel, CEO, Latino Community Foundation
  • Chris Whatley, Executive Director, UN Assocation of the UN
  • Larry McGill, VP for Research, Foundation Center
  • Heather Grady, Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • Don Jen, Education Program Director, Marin Community Foundation
  • Bill Pitkin, Director of Domestic Programs, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Dinah Dittman, National Director for Community Engagement and Philanthropy, Kaiser Permanente
  • Kristin Lewis, Co-Director, Measure of America and author of Portrait of California report
  • Rebecca Wang, Senior Manager Community Engagement, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Lauren Bradford, Global Partnerships Manager, Foundation Center
  • Additional speakers to be confirmed

Learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals.