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Wednesday, October 16 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Lifting Up Leaders: Youth Leadership

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For family foundations that see supporting youth-led social change as aligned with their place-based and value-based giving goals, there are a set of best practices and lessons to be learned from family foundation peers that already support this work. Hear from staff and trustees at family foundations that have prioritized funding for youth and community-led social change efforts, and hear from a youth organizing leader about what’s needed to support their community organizing. Join as all share their personal and institutional journey stories, and discuss the power of supporting youth leaders, making space for grantee leadership, supporting movements and diverse representation.

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Jenny Arwade

Co-Executive Director, Communities United
Jennifer Arwade is Co-Executive Director of Chicago-based Communities United (CU), a grassroots, intergenerational organization committed to advancing racial justice. CU's approach is centered around transformative leadership development, the creation of healing and justice spaces... Read More →
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Ray Holgado

Board Member, Andrus Family Fund
Ray Holgado is a board member at the Andrus Family Fund and the Program Officer for Criminal Justice Reform at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
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Laura McCargar

President, Perrin Family Foundation
Laura McCargar was appointed as President of the Perrin Family Foundation in June of 2016. Laura joined the foundation in 2012 as a Program Officer, where she played a central role in designing the foundation’s youth-led social change grantmaking strategy and oversaw the development... Read More →
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Liz Sak

Executive Director, Cricket Island Foundation
Liz Sak became the second Executive Director of the Cricket Island Foundation in 2008, overseeing all aspects of the Foundation’s management including finance, program development, grantmaking, and field building.Prior to joining the foundation, Liz spent more than two decades running... Read More →

Wednesday October 16, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611