philanthropy summitPhilanthropists, Nonprofit Leaders, and Community Members Address Equity

The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties will hold its annual Philanthropy Summit on October 17, 2019.  A yearly convening of local philanthropists, nonprofit and government leaders, and community members, the Philanthropy Summit explores local needs and issues impacting the community.  This year’s Philanthropy Summit, titled “The Equity Continuum,” will explore the issue of equity in the areas of health outcomes, organizational change, education, and criminal justice.

Supported by presenting sponsor Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and supporting sponsor Inova Health System, the Philanthropy Summit will host approximately 150 individuals at the Summit’s venue host Loudoun County Public Schools, in its Ashburn administration building. “This convening will provide an important platform for learning about equity issues in our community and sharing best practices,” says Seppy Basili, executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. “We are excited to be able to support these critical conversations that will help all participants explore more equitable access to advanced education and other services.”

Presenters and panelists from across the region will share information about best practices in creating more equitable opportunities for individuals within human services, higher education, and criminal justice systems.  Panelists and presenters include representatives from the Northern Virginia Health Foundation, Loudoun County Government, Fairfax County Government, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Legal Aid Justice Center, Weissberg Foundation, and philanthropist Karen Schaufeld. The keynote address will be delivered by Tamara Copeland, author of Daughters of the Dream, and closing remarks will be delivered by Whitney Parnell, founder of Service Never Sleeps, a nonprofit organization with the mission “to empower individuals and communities to catalyze social justice through service and allyship.”

“This is a time for us all to come together to build connections and advance our understanding of community needs and solutions that make a difference,” stated the Community Foundation’s Chair Tracey White. “This year’s Summit seeks to lead us all toward personal and organizational next steps in the equity continuum.”

The Philanthropy Summit will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2019, and is open to all community members, free of charge.  Registration is required; to register, visit here.