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Reception with Congresswoman Jackie Speier | Peninsula Philanthropy Network

Friday, September 29, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:30pm PDT
900 Jefferson Ave. Redwood City, CA 94063
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We’ve been talking about upcoming federal budget cuts since the New Year, but now the time is finally here. Congress is racing to meet September deadlines to raise the debt ceiling and pass a 2018 federal budget. Federal funding accounts for more than one-third of California’s state budget – the implications of the final budget will have immediate effects on our state. The anticipated cuts will affect housing, immigration, health, workforce, transportation, the arts and more.

How will cuts impact public service, communities and nonprofits? Given that philanthropy will not be able to fill all of the gaps, what are the best strategies to help the region prepare and respond?

Join the Peninsula Philanthropy Network for a reception with Congresswoman Jackie Speier to discuss how the proposed federal budget will impact nonprofits and the communities they serve. The Congresswoman will help us make sense of changes that will affect education, immigration, and low-income housing in the region. Learn what role philanthropy can play and the best strategies for partnering with all levels of government to mitigate the impact of potential cuts.


  • 3:30 - Networking Reception
  • 4:00 - Jackie Speier
  • 4:30 - Q&A
  • 5:00 - Networking Reception
  • 5:30 - Close

About the Peninsula Philanthropy Network

The Peninsula Philanthropy Network is a group of philanthropy professionals who are leveraging the collective power and influence of philanthropy on the peninsula. We create opportunities to learn together about issues facing our community and to develop relationships with people working towards social impact.


Jackie Speier represents California’s 14th Congressional District, which stretches from the southern portion of San Francisco through San Mateo County to East Palo Alto. She is a recognized champion of women’s rights, privacy, and consumer safety—as well as an avowed opponent of government inefficiency and waste. In 2012, she was named to Newsweek’s list of 150 "Fearless Women" in the world.

She serves on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Personnel and on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). Speier was also appointed as a Democratic member of the Select Committee that House Republicans have established to attack women’s heath. She agreed to serve on it in order to defend women’s health and hold the committee’s leadership accountable.

Jackie Speier received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Davis, and a J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law. Along with her husband, Barry Dennis, and her children, Jackson and Stephanie, she is a proud fan of the San Francisco Giants, the Golden State Warriors, and a lover of all things California. She enjoys any activity that allows her to spend time with her family.

Target Audience

This program is open to NCG members and members of Philanthropy CA.


The reception will be held in Redwood City at the Box offices:


900 Jefferson Ave.

Redwood City, CA 94063

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