October 30: Diversity in Philanthropy: Understanding, Engaging and Networking the High Net Worth Donors of Color

Hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas, Dallas Women's Foundation, The Vaid Group, and Faces of Giving.

Hear from Ashindi Maxton, Tuhina De O'Connor and Hali Lee about their groundbreaking project engaging and networking high net worth donors of color. The project includes a landscape analysis that examines the giving patterns and priorities of high net worth people of color. It finds that while these donors are generous and philanthropically engaged, they are invisible to mainstream philanthropy and largely not even known to each other. The project team will also share initial findings from interviews with dozens of high net worth donors of color, leaders of existing donor networks and lessons from previous attempts to organize donors of color.

Learn about how the project engages with high net worth donors of color about their philanthropy and about the team’s recommendations, including the potential development of a network of high net worth donors of color interested in racial and social justice funding. The project brings to light this community’s critical experiences, resources and talents at a time when it is most important to do so.

Please join us for a reception with light fare and drinks following the presentation and discussion.

  1. Step 1 Selection
  2. Step 2 Registration
Tuesday October 30
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Diversity in Philanthropy: The Vaid Group and Faces of Giving presents Understanding, Engaging and Networking the High Net Worth Donors of Color
Category
Quantity
 
Event registration summary
Diversity in Philanthropy: Understanding, Engaging and Networking the High Net Worth Donor of Color:
Registration
0
$0.00
Donation:
$0.00
Total:
$

Presented by

Communities Foundation of Texas   
     

 

Special thanks to our Host Committee (as of October 9):

Cheryl D. Alston

    

Tangee & Darwin Gibson

    

Laura Nieto

 

Anna & Raj Asava

   

Larissa Batta & Pepe Guevara

 

Ami Doshi & Ravi Patel

 

Ann Badmus

 

Aassia Haq

 

Holly and Carlos Gonzalez Peña

 

Hong & Jim Bass

 

Amy Hofland

 

DeMetris Sampson

 

Chris Bhatti

 

Hind Jarrah

 

Christa Sanford

 

Froswa' Booker-Drew

 

Sophia & Willis Johnson

 

Gail Warrior Suchy

 

Richie Butler

 

Charles Ku

 

Charmaine & George Tang

 

Greg Campbell

 

Jill B. Louis

 

Frances Cudjoe Waters

 

Angela Chen

 

Mona & Raj Malik

 

Ann Williams

 

Effie Dennison

 

Sobia & Hussain Manjee

 

Wise Latinas Linked

 

Sejal & Hemang Desai

 

Marci McLean

 

Trea C. Yip

 

Lauren Embrey

 

Sanjay Mohan

 

Cynthia Yung  

 

Maria Cristina Esteves

 

Lisa Montgomery

 

 

 

 

Speakers

Hali Lee, Executive Director, Faces of Giving, Inc.

Hali Lee was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in Kansas City. She graduated from Princeton University, studied Buddhism at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand, and received a Master’s in Social Work from New York University. Hali has worked in many capacities, often combining a love of learning, the arts and social justice. Hali is the founder of the Asian Women Giving Circle, which raises resources to support Asian American women using the arts to bring about progressive social change in their communities. In eleven years, the Circle has made grants of nearly $1,000,000 in support of over 85 amazing projects. Hali lives in Brooklyn, along with her husband and three teenage children.

Tuhina De O’Connor, Co-Founder, Faces of Giving, LLC   

Tuhina has been in the non-profit sector for 22 years and has experience in healthcare, public health, social justice, and human rights. Most recently, she was the Director of Donor Services at the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Prior to that, she worked in development at Robin Hood Foundation, a large public charity in New York City whose mission is to fight poverty in the five boroughs. From 1999-2007, Tuhina was the Executive Director of a non-profit organization, the New York Asian Women’s Center, a direct service provider of domestic violence services and shelter for Asian women and children. Tuhina received the Governor’s Award to End Domestic Violence in 2002 and the Robin Hood Hero Award in 2003 for her work at the Center.

Tuhina currently sits on the boards of Nonprofit Coordinating Committee Research Institute, the Mental Health Association of New York City and the Asian Women’s Giving Circle of New York. Tuhina has a MS and an MPH from the University of Michigan.

Ashindi Maxton, Independent Strategist

Ashindi Maxton is an independent strategist and donor advisor in democracy reform and racial justice.  She developed funding strategy informing more than $100 million in investments from clients including the Democracy Alliance, the Ford Foundation, and The Women Donors Network. In addition to her work in philanthropy, Ashindi has served as the National Policy Director of the NAACP and the National Director of Political Partnerships for SEIU, the largest labor union in the United States. Ashindi  has also served as the principal of an elementary (K-6) arts charter school, a Spanish bilingual fifth grade teacher, and a fellow to the United States Senate Subcommittee on Education, and was a Fulbright Fellow to the Dominican Republic.  She is on the boards of Free Speech TV and the Texas Organizing Project. She is a co-founder of the Donors of Color Project. 

 

Our Key Programs:

Giving Day 2018 Logo Educate Texas - a public policy initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas Entrepeneurs for North Texas - a program of Communities Foundation of Texas W.W Caruth, Jr. Foundation - at Communities Foundation of Texas

5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas, Texas 75225  |  214-750-4222  |  Deep in the Heart of Giving ™ | © 2016 Communities Foundation of Texas.
All Rights Reserved. Communities Foundation of Texas is a 501c3 EIN 750967565 . All donations are tax deductible.