The Event for People of Color in Philanthropy
June 25-27, 2023
The University of Chicago
Community - Leadership - Affinity - Progress
The Summit is an annual signature Joy-Raising experience that brings together people of color in philanthropy.
This is a unique gathering of leaders include business and civic leaders, philanthropists and professionals engaged in dialogue and learning that moves the needle. How? We hold discussions at the highest levels, foster authentic exchange of experiences and develop ideas that raise the bar for what is possible.
Philanthropy engages our world's toughest issues. The Summit gathers the most capable minds to prepare ourselves to tackle them.
The Summit is a Community of Leaders
The Summit Experience: Exceeding Expectations
The Gordon Parks Arts Hall
A historic venue
Gordon Parks was a prolific photojournalist with a deep commitment to social justice. This state of the art building located on the University of Chicago's campus represents excellence on every measure including Mr. Park's, and that of the supporters and architects and the students who call the Hall their academic home.
Come and be inspired in this special space.
Learn with the best of us
Joy-Raising's ability to gather a stunning group of leaders is what distinguishes this experience from any other in philanthropy. Each of them is taking on our society's biggest challenges and making the most impact. They join us in conversation to share with authenticity and the hope that their success will drive our own.
Come and be a part of this singular conversation.
Gather with Peers
This is the room where it happens
As people of color in philanthropy we often find ourselves as "the only" in rooms of importance. We navigate these situations with expertise and grace knowing how important it is that we are there. The Summit is that room we all dream of experiencing- full of unmatched talent where we can bring our whole selves for the betterment of us all.
Come and claim all that is possible
Join us in Chicago
What You Need to Know About The Summit 2023
When: June 25-27
Where: University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Hyde Park, Chicago
Who: Philanthropy professionals and volunteers
Cost: $1,500 after May 1, 2023
Where to stay?:
Chicago has many fabulous hotels. Here are several ideas. Downtown Chicago is approximately 7 miles from campus.
The Study at University of Chicago
Hyatt Place South/University Medical Center
How do I become a Summit Sponsor?
We encourage you to consider becoming a Summit Sponsor to help to grow the pipeline of people of color who are professionals and volunteers in philanthropy.
Bronze $ 5,000
Copper $ 2,500
Are refunds available if I am no longer able to attend the event?
A 50% refund will be available up until April 14, 2023. After that date registration is nonrefundable.
Who will attend The Summit?
The Summit is for people of color who are professionals and volunteers that positively impact nonprofits, foundations, corporate social responsibility initiatives and social enterprises with their talent. This includes Executive Directors, CEO's, Board Members, Heads of School, Chief Advancement Officers, Directors of Development, Major Gift Officers, Program Officers, Marketing and Communications Managers, Volunteers and those with an interest in these roles. Whether your are new to the sector or you are an expert, you will find great value in this experience.
The Summit is a Community of Leaders
Take a look at past speakers at The Summit
President and CEO- Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, Former Mayor of San Jose
CEO Big Brothers, Big Sisters New York
President, Archbishop Mitty High School
Former Head of School, The Center for Early Education, Emeritus Board Member, African American Board Leadership
James Calleroz White
Head of School, Galloway School
Trustee, National Association of Independent Schools
George Dickinson, III
Board Chair, Spirit of Atlanta
Board Chair, Live Oak School
Founder and Managing Director, Base Ventures
Dr. Trent Haywood
Former Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Managing Partner, GGV Capital
Co-Founder and General Partner, Reach Capital
Kathy and Kristen Sledge
Singer, Songwriter, Author, Philanthropist
Author, Journalist, Screenwriter
Dalila Wilson Scott
Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation
President, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation
Executive Director, Northern Illinois Community Initiatives
Product Manager, Social Impact, Meta
President and CEO
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Board Member, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Wellness as Your Superpower
Sustaining Your Presence By Investing In You
Sustaining ourselves as philanthropy professionals and particularly front line fundraisers is a challenge as we are always acting on behalf of others putting their interests and needs before our on for the sake of reaching our dollar and strategic goals. Nonetheless, with intention, it is possible to find balance and joy daily in our work. We've assembled a wise council of experts who will provide guidance about how to thrive year after year even in the most challenging circumstances. Karen Osborne, Dr. June Parks and Michelle Maldonado Lopes will have a critical conversation facilitated by Tammy Charles.
Michelle Lopes Maldonado
Candidate, Virginia House of Delegates