Events listed below are for WRAG members, unless noted otherwise.
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- Healthy Communities Working Group Monthly Meeting
3 FEB 2020 | 12:00pm to 2:00pm | Location: TBD
The Healthy Communities Working Group is a collection of WRAG members who come together to learn, network, and take action to make the Greater Washington region a place where all people thrive.
- 2020 Cafritz Lecture on Philanthropy: Vanessa Daniel, Groundswell Fund
27 FEB 2020 | 9:00am to 11:30am | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
The Cafritz Lecture on Philanthropy is an annual event that brings national philanthropic leaders to the Greater Washington region to highlight trends, challenges, and opportunities that will affect our work in the years ahead.
The Transformational Power of Investing in Women of Color
As funders grapple with how to advance racial equity and social justice, Vanessa Daniel believes philanthropy is underinvesting in the people and organizations best positioned to bring about transformational social change: women of color-led grassroots organizations. Nationally, only 0.6 percent of foundation giving in 2016 was targeted toward women of color. In her widely-read 2019 New York Times op-ed, Vanessa Daniel observes how common foundation practices and implicit biases create barriers to funding for people and organizations closest to the problems that foundations are trying to address. As the 2020 Cafritz Lecturer on Philanthropy, Ms. Daniel will make a powerful case for why philanthropy must dramatically increase investments in grassroots organizing led by women of color.
Registration: This event is open to members of the Greater Washington region’s philanthropic community.
Members: Free. Please login to register online.
Non-Member Funders: $100/person. Email Rebekah Seder, firstname.lastname@example.org, to register.
Non-Member PSO staff: $50/person. Email Rebekah Seder, email@example.com, to register.