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Advisory: Northern California Grantmakers and Silicon Valley Community Foundation to Host Corporate Philanthropy Institute

CSR Professionals to Convene at Annual Learning and Networking Conference

Submitted by: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility, Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions

Posted: Jul 28, 2015 – 08:00 AM EST


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jul. 28 /CSRwire/ - Northern California Grantmakers and Silicon Valley Community Foundation will host the 2015 Corporate Philanthropy Institute on Monday, Sept. 21, in San Francisco. This day-long annual conference brings together leading corporate social responsibility and philanthropy practitioners to share best practices and learn about and apply the latest trends in the field from expert panelists and speakers. The 2015 conference theme is Authenticity: The power in staying true to a company’s business, culture and values

Attendees will explore the following: How companies are going about breathing authenticity and value into corporate social responsibility efforts; how new models are being created that take into account the needs and interests of the community as well as other stakeholders; how the simplicity of programming can be a tool for success; and how in our “post-recession world,” we ensure that we are living our principles. Marina Gorbis, a futurist and social scientist who serves as executive director of the Institute for the Future, will provide the opening keynote. 

Marina Gorbis, Executive Director, Institute for the Future
Tayla Bosch, Vice President, Social Ventures, Internal Communications and Transformation Communications, Western Union
Suzanne Gilbert, Ph.D., Senior Director of the Innovation and Sight Program, Seva Foundation
Lakshmi Karan, Executive Director, Genentech Foundation
Millicent Johnson, Manager of SF Gives, Tipping Point
Freda Kapor Klein, Ph.D., Partner, Kapor Center for Social Impact
Rajiv Thadani, Principal, KPMG LLP
Carrie Varoquiers, President, Workday Foundation & VP of Global Impact, Workday Inc.
Machelle Williams, General Manager, Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility, Volkswagen Group of America

A full list of speakers is available here.

2015 Corporate Philanthropy Institute: “Authenticity: The power in staying true to a company’s business, culture and values”

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF
1675 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA 94143-3008

Visit the Corporate Philanthropy Institute event page to register now.

About Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation makes all forms of philanthropy more powerful. We serve as a catalyst and leader for innovative solutions to our region’s most challenging problems, and through our donors we award more money to charities than any other community foundation in the United States. SVCF has $6.5 billion in assets under management. As Silicon Valley’s center of philanthropy, we provide thousands of individuals, families and corporations with simple and effective ways to give locally and around the world. Learn more at siliconvalleycf.org.

About Northern California Grantmakers
Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) is a philanthropic community of individuals, foundations, corporate contributions programs, nonprofit intermediaries and other private and public grantmakers. NCG was started in 1965 to exchange ideas, improve cooperation among foundations, and increase their knowledge of community problems. Since its founding, the organization has grown to include over 150 grantmaking organizations and individuals, with combined grantmaking of more than $3 billion annually. Today the work of NCG’s continues to emphasize the sharing of ideas but increasingly is focused on meeting the professional development needs of members; nurturing collaborative philanthropy across issues and geography; and providing tailored services that address the unique needs of philanthropy. Visit ncg.org to learn more.

For more information, please contact:

Melanie LeGrande Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility
Phone: 650-450-5400
Maeve Miccio Vice President, Corporate Responsibility
Phone: 650-450-5400
Twitter: @maeve_miccio

For more from this organization:

Silicon Valley Community Foundation


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