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One Part Resilience, Two Parts Grit: The Wildfires One Year Later.

Monday, October 22, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm PDT
Northern California Grantmakers
160 Spear Street, Suite 360 | San Francisco, CA 94105
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It was just last October that a firestorm erupted across the North Bay in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties. The most destructive in California history, the fires took lives, homes and livelihoods. While these communities are on the path to recovery, Mendocino and Lake Counties are also coping with more recent fires. 

We’ll catch up with local leaders to hear where they now stand, what issues are newly emerging, how our colleagues have personally dealt with the challenges, and where help is still needed. It’s also an opportunity to start an important discussion. If this is the future of our state, how does philanthropy start thinking about fires, climate change, and disasters differently?

We’ll rejoin leaders who provided in depth information about last year’s wildfires, the CEO’s of Sonoma, Mendocino and Napa community foundations. They’ll share what’s currently happening in their communities and the opportunities ahead for recovery.  

Join Us To:

  • Hear the latest about recovery efforts in the North Bay and recent fires in Lake & Mendocino Counties
  • Learn where support is still needed and the role philanthropy needs to play 
  • Hear about recent reports on the impact of the fire including NCG’s report on the impact of the fire on the arts community
  • Start the conversation on the long-term role of philanthropy in an era of annual wildfires and potential disasters 


Megan Barber Allende, President and CEO, The Community Foundation of Mendocino County

Megan Barber Allende is the President and CEO of The Community Foundation of Mendocino County, Megan joined the Community Foundation in 2006, and prior to her current position, she held the positions of Program Officer, Director of Grants & Programs, Operations & Philanthropic Services Manager.  


Elizabeth Brown, President, Community Foundation Sonoma County

Elizabeth Brown has served as the President and CEO of the Community Foundation Sonoma County since January 2013.  Prior to taking the helm there, she served in a variety of senior leadership positions in philanthropy at the Marin Community Foundation, Bank of America, and the Council on Foundations, as well as at the strategic learning firm BTW Informing Change.


Terence Mulligan, President, Napa Valley Community Foundation

Terence Mulligan is the President of the Napa Valley Community Foundation. Prior to joining Community Foundation in 2004, Terence spent three years at the Peninsula Community Foundation in Silicon Valley. His background includes a mix of public and private sector experience, including working at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Institute for International Economics and Accenture.

Patti D'Angelo Juachon, Program Director, Marin Community Foundation (moderator)

Patti D'Angelo Juachon is a Program Director at the Marin Community Foundation, where she oversees grant portfolios for Legal Services and the Environment, which includes a focus on disaster preparedness. 

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