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Wednesday, October 16 • 9:00am - 10:30am
POC Pre-Forum Meetup

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For the first time ever, NCFP is intentionally creating space for people of color (POC) involved in family philanthropy to come together and connect. Please join members of the Planning Committee and the Forum Co-Chairs for coffee and community building at this pre-Forum meetup, we look forward to seeing you there!

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2019 National Forum Planning Committee

National Center for Family Philanthropy
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David Daniels

Chief Operating Officer, Bainum Family Foundation
David Daniels is Chief Operating Officer for the Bainum Family Foundation. Daniels has been with BFF for more than six years, serving as vice president of operations and organizational effectiveness for the past 18 months. He was first hired in 2012 as director of BFF’s boarding... Read More →
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Reginald Jones

President and CEO, Jacobs Family Foundation and Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
Overseeing the organization’s greater mission and goals since 2012, Reginald Jones is president and chief executive officer of the Jacobs Family Foundation and the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation.Through the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, Jones leads efforts... 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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Sharmila Rao Thakkar

Advisor, SRT Advising & Consulting LLC
Sharmila Rao Thakkar, MPH, MPA, is a philanthropy and nonprofit consultant at SRT Advising & Consulting in New York City. Utilizing expertise in leadership development, program implementation, resource development and communications, she advises clients on operations, strategy, board... Read More →
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June Wilson

Executive Director Emeritus, Quixote Foundation
June Wilson, executive director emeritus and board member of the Quixote Foundation, combines her talent as a dancer and choreographer with the operational expertise of a COO and strategic acumen of a CEO. She understands people’s physical and emotional interactions within a literal... Read More →

Wednesday October 16, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am CDT
Clark Room, 4th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60611