FPN 2016 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy
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CEO & Board Dialogue & Dinner

Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Dinner

Community Foundations of Florida Winter Meeting

Skills & Strategies for Grantmakers Workshop

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Presented By  Bank of America
Join us for Florida Philanthropic Network's 2016 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy. Florida is a relatively young state that has grown rapidly in recent years, and with that growth has come rising community needs that have sometimes outpaced our state’s capacity to respond effectively. Despite its youth, Florida has a history of philanthropic innovation and nonprofit success. FPN’s 2016 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy will feature sessions where we can learn what’s worked to solve critical community problems, as well as hear about new practices and concepts to advance our philanthropic work. The Summit’s nationally known keynote speakers will both highlight important lessons from the past and inspire new thinking for the future. There could be no better setting for FPN’s 2016 Summit than downtown St. Petersburg – a city that is succeeding by both honoring its historic roots and embracing the future with innovation and vigor.
Summit Highlights
Van JonesTo kick off the 2016 Summit we'll hear from CNN correspondent and author Van Jones. Jones is the president and co-founder of Dream Corps, which promotes innovative policy solutions for social and environmental justice. A Yale-educated attorney, he has written two New York Times Bestsellers: The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs, and Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives. In 2009, Jones worked as the green jobs advisor to the Obama White House, where he helped run the inter-agency process that oversaw $80 billion in green energy recovery spending.
Diane KaplanAlthough Florida is the third-largest state and in many ways represents a microcosm of the  country, it doesn’t seem to attract levels of national philanthropic investment that reflect its importance. At the Plenary Panel: Strengthening Local-National Funder Partnerships in Florida you will hear from a panel of national foundations leaders about working in Florida and their ideas on how Florida can strengthen and grow local-national funder partnerships.

Moderator:Michelle Larkin
Diane Kaplan, President & CEO, Rasmuson Foundation
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Panel Members:
Josh Edelman, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Michelle Larkin, JD, MS, RN, Interim Vice President, Program Portfolios, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Miriam Shark, Director, Philanthropy, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Robert LuptonWhile it’s important to honor our philanthropic past in Florida, it’s also important to learn from history so that we can inspire even more effective philanthropy in the future. In his 2012 book Toxic Charity, Robert Lupton revealed the truth about modern charity programs meant to help the poor and disenfranchised. While charity makes donors feel better, he argued, it often hurts those it seeks to help. In his 2015 book Charity Detox, Lupton outlines how to structure programs that actually improve the quality of life of the poor and disenfranchised. He introduces many strategies that are revolutionizing what we do with our charity dollars and offers numerous examples of organizations that have successfully adopted these groundbreaking new models. Lupton will leave Summit participants inspired to continue doing our best philanthropic work to improve the health, vitality and well-being of Florida communities.
Peter KageyamaHow do we create vibrant, livable cities, and what is philanthropy’s role in making that happen? In our breakfast plenary session we’ll hear from Peter Kageyama, international expert and St. Petersburg resident. Kageyama will describe the emotional connections that we have with some places versus others and the benefits that accrue to communities that are able to tap into that emotional wellspring to create lovable and emotionally engaging cities. We’ll also hear the story of the dramatic transformation of downtown St. Petersburg from Mayor Rick Kriseman.
Deep CitySt. Petersburg Art Walk
Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Take an evening stroll through downtown St. Petersburg and enjoy  food and networking with other attendees while taking in three great local art museums: Museum of Fine Arts, Chihuly Collection and Salvador Dalí Museum.
You'll learn from national and state funders about how they've tackled critical community issues in Florida such as improving post-secondary success, ending chronic homelessness, addressing the needs of Florida's immigrants, strengthening community collaborations and much more. Our interactive sessions with experts will do deep dives on philanthropic practice including evaluating our investments, advancing advocacy strategies, building grantee communications and developing promising models for community solutions.
2014 SummitYou'll have numerous opportunities to network and interact with your colleagues, including an opening night reception, extended networking time, and pre-Summit affinity group meetings for grantmakers on grants management, education and health care funding, corporate giving, homelessness, communications and women & girls funding. Plus a Tax & Legal Update. 
Phil Buchanan   The Summit features two special pre-Summit dinners: a CEO & Board Dialogue & Dinner with Phil Buchanan, President & CEO of the Center for Effective Philanthropy; and an Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Dinner with Trabian Shorters, Founder & CEO of BMe Community, Inc.    Trabian Shorters
FPN is partnering with Volunteer Florida to inspire the future for Florida's youth through the Bring A Book initiative. Volunteer Florida will collect books at FPN's 2016 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy. Summit attendees are encouraged to bring a new or gently-used elementary school level book for donation. Books will be distributed to students at local elementary schools, who will get to take a book home and begin building their own library.
Presenting Sponsor
Bank of America
Platinum Sponsors
Helios Education Foundation  SunTrust 
Gold Sponsors 
JPMorgan Chase  Wells Fargo 
Northern Trust
Silver Sponsors 
JM Family Enterprises Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Knight Foundaiton Quantum Foundation
Bronze Sponsors
Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Triad Foundation
Scholarship Underwriters 
Central Florida Foundation
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Florida Philanthropic Network

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