The Intersection of Leadership and Philanthropy

An April 8 discussion at the University of Richmond should be of interest to the staff, boards and donors of the Richmond region's countless nonprofit organizations, who do so much meaningful work in our community as a result of public philanthropy. Private Money/Public Causes: Leadership, Philanthropy and the Common Good is part of the Jepson Leadership Forum at UR; the conference will be held on Thursday, April 8, from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Modlin Center for the Arts. It is designed to explore the best practices and realities of private funding at a time when limited resources and issues of access confront every organization.

Speakers for the event include:

  • Deborah Bial, Ph.D., president and founder of The Posse Foundation, a youth leadership development and college access organization that sends students from diverse backgrounds to selective colleges and universities throughout the United States. She is considered an innovator and is widely respected nationally as a leading educational strategist.
  • Patricia M.C. Brown, Esq., president of Johns Hopkins HealthCare, a managed care organization owned by Johns Hopkins Health System and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. An expert on health care reform, she is a 1982 graduate of the University of Richmond, an attorney, and former assistant attorney general for Maryland. She is serving as the 2010 Leader-in-Residence for the Jepson School of Leadership Studies.
  • Leigh Carter, founder, executive director and CFO of Fonkoze USA, the U.S. partner organization of Fonkoze, Haiti's Alternative Bank for the Poor and Haiti's largest Microfinance Institute. Carter is a former staff person and board member of the Washington Office on Haiti, a former executive director and board member of Witness for Peace, and a current advisory board member of Partners in Progress.

For details or to register for the workshop, visit the University of Richmond website.