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CU Denver School of Public Affairs strives to be an educational resource by offering a number of timely and relevant events each year. Community members, students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to learn more about current topics and participate in ongoing discussions involving the fields of public administration, local governance, environmental sustainability, education and criminal justice. Consider joining us as we host subject experts and take a deeper look into the issues and opportunities facing local, state and national leaders. If you have questions about any of our events, please contact us at spa.events@ucdenver.edu.

September First Friday with the School of Public Affairs: Philanthropy After COVID-19

| 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Philanthropy After COVID-19

Please note: This event will take place on the second Friday of the month

Before COVID-19 disrupted virtually everything in March 2020, much of local and national philanthropy was already looking inward, related to democracy, social equity, and DEI issues. The pandemic both partly disrupted those conversations with its own urgency, but also accelerated them with the clear overlap of COVID-related problems and equity issues.

As we hopefully move into a more manageable phase of COVID-19 (understanding that this changes day by day), where does that leave our philanthropic institutions? Will the focus return, perhaps even with great intensity, to social equity and DEI? Or are there other ideas that will provide new directions?

Many local philanthropic groups were also going through changes in leadership and/or new strategic plans when COVID-19 hit. We are excited to hear from a mix of local and national philanthropic leaders about how they are balancing these complex issues.

This webinar will be recorded for those unable to attend.

Panelists:


Kelly Dunkin (MPA '06)
President and CEO
Community First Foundation

Lindy Eichenbaum Lent
President and CEO
Rose Community Foundation

Mike Johnston
President and CEO
Gary Community Ventures

Janet Lopez
Senior Director of Policy, Partnerships and Learning
The Denver Foundation

Moderator:


Jamie VanLeeuwen, (PhD '07)
Director of Youth and Community Engagement
Emerson Collective

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September First Friday with the School of Public Affairs: Philanthropy After COVID-19

| 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Cost/fee: Free
Philanthropy After COVID-19

Please note: This event will take place on the second Friday of the month

Before COVID-19 disrupted virtually everything in March 2020, much of local and national philanthropy was already looking inward, related to democracy, social equity, and DEI issues. The pandemic both partly disrupted those conversations with its own urgency, but also accelerated them with the clear overlap of COVID-related problems and equity issues.

As we hopefully move into a more manageable phase of COVID-19 (understanding that this changes day by day), where does that leave our philanthropic institutions? Will the focus return, perhaps even with great intensity, to social equity and DEI? Or are there other ideas that will provide new directions?

Many local philanthropic groups were also going through changes in leadership and/or new strategic plans when COVID-19 hit. We are excited to hear from a mix of local and national philanthropic leaders about how they are balancing these complex issues.

This webinar will be recorded for those unable to attend.

Panelists:


Kelly Dunkin (MPA '06)
President and CEO
Community First Foundation

Lindy Eichenbaum Lent
President and CEO
Rose Community Foundation

Mike Johnston
President and CEO
Gary Community Ventures

Janet Lopez
Senior Director of Policy, Partnerships and Learning
The Denver Foundation

Moderator:


Jamie VanLeeuwen, (PhD '07)
Director of Youth and Community Engagement
Emerson Collective
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