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Friday, October 18 • 7:45am - 10:00am
Breakfast Mini-Plenary: Funding Advocacy and Policy Change

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Breakfast is available at 7:45 am - the session begins at 8:30 am.

Advocacy is an important tool for foundations and donors who seek to address mounting issues of inequality and for those who recognize that funding direct services alone is not enough to create lasting change. This panel of creative philanthropists will describe reasons and options for funding advocacy, including how advocacy can support the democratic process by including the voices of those who are historically marginalized.

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Tony Bowen

Senior Consultant, FMA
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Phyllis Glink

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Crystal Hayling

Executive Director, The Libra Foundation
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Mary Mountcastle

Trustee, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation & Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
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Regan Pritzker

President, The Libra Foundation
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Friday October 18, 2019 7:45am - 10:00am CDT
Avenue Ballroom, 4th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60611