Video/Audio: Advancing Regional Equity  --  2005 Conference Recordings


12:30 to 2:30 pm:

Luncheon Plenary -- Monday, May 23, 2005
The Role of Philanthropy: Making a Sound Investment in Regional Equity 

This plenary session featured foundation executives discussing philanthropy’s support of diverse initiatives that are designed to reverse inequitable patterns of regional growth and development. Panelists approach this work from a variety of issue areas and perspectives and in this discussion, explore d questions such as: how is a regional equity framework useful in shaping philanthropic strategies to create economic and social opportunity for disadvantaged families? What opportunities and challenges exist for funders that wish to support regional equity efforts? What are the most promising points for interventions?


  • Ian Wilhelm, Senior Reporter, The Chronicle of Philanthropy


  • Carl Anthony, Acting Director, Community and Resource Development Unit, Ford Foundation
  • Richard M. Foster, Vice President for Programs, W. K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Aurie A. Pennick, Executive Director, Field Foundation of Illinois
  • Robert K. Ross, President and Chief Executive Officer, The California Endowment

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