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Wednesday, October 16 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Small But Mighty

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No matter your size, you have the capacity to make the most of your philanthropic assets. One way to do so is to convene and collaborate with other funders interested in finding solutions to the same problems you are facing; other options including using your voice and influence to drive change in your areas of interest; providing gen op and multi-year support to key partners; and providing a space for authentic and ongoing conversations with the communities you serve. In this session you’ll hear stories from smaller foundations and funds that have used their voice to drive significant collaborations in their community, and then brainstorm with other participants the variety of ways that small foundations can achieve outsized impact.

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Leigh Adams

Executive Director, Ausherman Family Foundation
Leigh Adams is the Executive Director for Ausherman Family Foundation. She comes to the Foundation with more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and has a passion for connecting people together for the greater good.Leigh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Salisbury... Read More →
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Ashley Blanchard

Vice Chair, Hill-Snowdon Foundation
Ashley Blanchard is a seasoned nonprofit strategy and management consultant, with a focus on strategic planning for foundations.  She is passionate about helping foundations improve their practice and more effectively support their grantee partners.  Ashley helps clients determine... Read More →
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Terrence Meck

Co-Founder and President, The Palette Fund
Terrence Meck is Co-Founder and President of The Palette Fund, a private foundation dedicated to advancing social change in communities that are under-resourced and facing significant challenges.  The Palette Fund honors the legacy of his late partner Rand Skolnick who lost his battle... Read More →

Wednesday October 16, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Clark Room, 4th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60611