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Association Of Black Foundation Executives Heads To Chicago For Fourth Annual Conference Themed: Innovation + Investment = Impact

Among Key Issues: Community Violence, Black Male Stereotypes in the Media, Grant Management and Athlete and Entertainer Foundations

CHICAGO, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) fourth annual conference will be held in Chicago this week. The agenda addresses violence in the Black community, negative image of Black males in the media, and foundation operations, specifically finance, investment, and grants management. There is also a session designed to help athletes and entertainers increase their understanding of the mainstream grantmaking process, an issue recently portrayed negatively in an ESPN news story. 

WHEN: April 4- 7, 2013  Key Activities Include:

  • Friday, April 5, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. - Donor Salon conversation w/ John W. Rogers, Jr.
  • Saturday, April 6
    • 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Keynote Luncheon Speaker: Maya Wiley, Founder, Center for Social Inclusion
    • 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. – Off-site visit to Dorchester Projects and Rebuild Foundation projects.
    • Meeting point: Black Cinema House, 6901 S. Dorchester Ave.
Chicago, IL
    • 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. – James A. Joseph Lecture Awards Ceremony and Reception

See complete schedule for conference activities: abfeconference.org

WHERE: Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603; Phone:(312) 726-7500

WHO: Over 225 leaders and professionals in philanthropy i.e., presidents, trustees, program officers, athletes and donors are expected to attend, including Chicago Bears linebacker James Anderson and Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Award Recipients :

  • James A. Joseph Lecturer Award: Robert K. Ross, M.D., President and CEO of The California Endowment
  • Trailblazer Award: John W. Rogers, Jr ., Founder, Chairman and CEO of Ariel Investments will receive the 2013
  • Emerging Leader in Philanthropy: Nicole R. Robinson , President Mondelez International Foundation
  • Institutional Award for Philanthropic Leadership:  Edward W. Hazen Foundation

About The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE)

The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) is an independent membership organization that counts among its members the most influential staff, trustees and donors of grant making institutions that promote effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities. For more info, visit www.abfe.org.

SOURCE Association of Black Foundation Executives

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