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Wednesday, October 16 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
“Phil” Talks: How Can Family Philanthropy Better Support Diverse Communities?

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Even with the growing focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, a disparity remains in the philanthropic dollars that support groups led by and for people of color and the LGBTQ community. In fact, researchers estimate that less than 7% of all philanthropic dollars go specifically to organizations that serve racial and ethnic minorities and less than 0.3% to the LGBTQ community. This “Phil” Talk session will provide an opportunity for participants to hear from field experts who will share insights into the needs of different communities and offer suggestions on how family philanthropy can provide deeper and more equitable support. We hope you will walk away from this session better informed and inspired to integrate new knowledge on the needs and opportunities of diverse communities into your giving.


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avatar for Daisy Feidt

Daisy Feidt

Acting CEO, Access Living
Daisy Feidt is Acting CEO of Access Living, Chicago’s Center for Independent Living. She has worked at Access Living for more than 15 years and has held a wide variety of management positions during that time, including Executive Vice President.  In her tenure at Access Living... Read More →
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Pat Ford

Executive Director, Steans Family Foundation
Pat Ford is a long-time advocate for quality education on behalf of children in urban school systems. A Chicago native with more than 20 years of experience in the field of education, organizing and community development, Ms. Ford is currently the Executive Director of the Steans... Read More →
avatar for Carly Hare

Carly Hare

National Director/Coalition Catalyst, CHANGE Philanthropy
Carly Hare (Pawnee/Yankton) strives to live a commitment to advancing equity and community engagement through her professional and personal life. Carly serves as the Coalition Catalyst/National Director of CHANGE Philanthropy. Carly lead Native Americans in Philanthropy as its Executive... Read More →
avatar for Andy Kang

Andy Kang

Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago
Andy Kang brings over a decade of expertise in civil and human rights advocacy to his position as Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago. As Executive Director, Andy leads the organization’s efforts to achieve its mission: to build power through collective... Read More →
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Heather Miller

Executive Director, American Indian Center
Heather Miller is an enrolled member of the Wyandotte Nation from Oklahoma.  Her passion for seeing Native American organizations succeed inspires her in her role as the current Executive Director of the American Indian Center in Chicago.  She began her professional career working... Read More →
avatar for A. Sparks (Planning Committee Co-Chair)

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 →
avatar for Hilda Vega

Hilda Vega

Senior Manager, Programs, Hispanics in Philanthropy
Hilda Vega is the Senior Manager, Programs, at Hispanics in Philanthropy. Hilda supports the development and implementation of programs that amplify Latino leadership and voice through grantmaking, donor education, and strategies that redefine philanthropy.She most recently served... Read More →




Wednesday October 16, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Chicago Ballroom F-H, 5th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60611