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.


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


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