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Continuing the Conversation: Diversity in Philanthropy

Hosted by: AFP West Michigan

Thursday, March 17, 2016

11 am - 1:15 pm

Firerock Grille, Stonewater Country Club, 7177 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Caledonia, 49316    map

AFPWM Presents a Professional Development Workshop...Diversity in Philanthropy

Our esteemed panelists from National Philanthropy Day 2015 return to provide a more in-depth and interactive conversation about what is being done in West Michigan to bring diversity to the nonprofit sector.  The panel will empower and equip you with resources to further explore this important topic within your own organization.

Rob Collier has served as President of the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) since 2000, however he has been involved with CMF as a volunteer throughout his career in philanthropy which includes founding director of the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation; Executive Director of Rotary Charities of Traverse City; Grants Director of the Gannett Foundation; and Program Officer at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Rob’s 33 years of experience covers every type of organized philanthropy and help to Michiganders in creating family and corporate foundations as well as many donor advised funds at community foundations.

Paul T. Doyle applies over 30 years of management experience to help organizations embrace change and develop inclusive work and service environments.  By understanding how to embrace the cultures, values and behaviors of a diverse workforce, he helps organizations maintain the competitive edge needed for success.  Paul is a recipient of the United Way’s Project Blue Print Diversity Leadership Award, Grand Rapids “GIANTS” Leadership Award for Community Health and the Legacy Award for Legislative Leadership.  He serves on several boards and committees to improve the quality of life for all individuals within his community through inclusion.

Jason Franklin, Ph.D., serves as the W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, the nation’s first endowed chair focused on community philanthropy.  Previously, he served for five years as Executive Director of Bolder Giving, inspiring people to give big and take more risks with their philanthropy.  Jason also holds an appointment as an award-winning adjunct professor at New York University and serves on the boards of the Proteus Fund, Solidaire Donor Network, and 21st Century School Fund; advisory boards of the Chartered Advisors in Philanthropy Program, WiserGiving, and Credit Suisse’s LGBT Equality Portfolio.

Jonse Young joined the Grand Rapids Community Foundation in 2005.  She leads the Foundation’s customer (donor) service team and is responsible for serving as relationship manager for Community Foundation donor advisors and fund representatives.  Jonse is also responsible for facilitating community tours and serves as a Co-Diversity Champion for diversity and inclusion.  With more than 15 years of experience in the area of development, she has specialized in fundraising, planned and major gifts and donor relations, grant writing and review.  Jonse is a graduate of Project Blue Print and Leadership Grand Rapids, class of 2005.

Student $10
AFP Member $20
Non-Member $30

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AFP - West Michigan Chapter

P.O. Box 6302 /  Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6302

P: 616-222-6144  / F: 616-732-4481

For more information contact Deb O'Donnell.

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