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Wednesday, October 16 • 10:30am - 11:30am
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This pre-Forum welcome event will be designed with two goals in mind – first to give first-time attendees a sneak peek at all the Forum has to offer and second to connect first-time attendees with veterans in the field who can serve as a mentor and advisor on where to spend their time at the Forum.

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Gilbert Miller

Trustee, Beloco Foundation, Board Chair, Bradley-Turner Foundation
Gilbert Miller serves as the Board Chair of the Bradley-Turner Foundation, a 5th generation foundation. He has been involved with the work of the Beloco Foundation for over a decade and a half, formally joining as a trustee in 2000. The grandson of its founder of Beloco, Gilbert... Read More →
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A. Sparks (Planning Committee Co-Chair)

Executive Director, Harry and Masie Masto Foundation
Sparks (she/her) values and is deeply committed to promoting equity in the non-profit and for-profit social impact sectors based on her experience as a queer, multi-racial, next generation, woman in the field of philanthropy. She is currently Executive Director of the Masto Foundation... Read More →
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Douglas Bitonti Stewart (Planning Committee Co-Chair)

Executive Director, Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation
Doug Bitonti Stewart has dedicated his career to philanthropy serving organizations such as Michigan State University, Michigan Nonprofit Management Institute, the Arthritis Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Michigan and as Director of Development for Children’s and Women’s... Read More →
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Christy Uchida

Senior Program Officer, The Brinson Foundation
Christy Uchida is a highly skilled philanthropic leader and currently serves as the Senior Program Officer for The Brinson Foundation, a private family foundation that funds education and scientific research.  In the community, Christy is a visible representative of the Foundation... Read More →
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Frank Wideman

President, The Self Family Foundation
Frank Wideman is a native of Washington DC. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Frank served 24 years as a career field artillery officer in the United States Army retiring in 1993 as a lieutenant colonel.  Since then, he has served as president of the Self Family... Read More →

Wednesday October 16, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Belmont Room, 4th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60611