On August 10-11, 2012, nonprofit executives, foundation leaders and philanthropists convened at the inaugural Annual Head and Heart Philanthropy Summit in Martha’s Vineyard, MA, “for learning, professional networking and idea generation.”
The invitation-only summit was organized by Christal M. Jackson, founder of Jackson and Associates Group, LLC, a boutique fund development and philanthropic consulting firm, who noted: “…Given the serious issues facing our community, we must begin to collaborate for greater impact to create systemic change.”
The summit included presentations by several professionals in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors on “the work being done to transform and strengthen communities”:
- Garrick T. Davis, legislative director of economic and financial policy, National Urban League and Dr. Elsie L. Scott, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation — on the intersection of philanthropy and policy.
- Sherrie Deans, executive director of the Admiral Center — on how the organization supports celebrities with being strategic in their philanthropic efforts.
- Joe Scantlebury, senior policy officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation –on the tools needed to build a successful foundation.
- Erin Hogan, vice president, Atiya Weiss, vice president, and Terry Woodard, managing director and senior banker, of J.P. Morgan Chase Private Bank’s Philanthropy Centre — on the various financial vehicles that individuals and organizations can use to give and the Centre’s support for issues such as education and health.
See full report and links to more information at BlackGivesBack.com: Compassion and Innovation Among Themes at Inaugural Black Philanthropy Summit.