March 20 - March 23, 2023 All Day
Join us as we head to New Orleans on March 20-22 for:
The Funders Network’s 2023 Annual Conference: Ignite Action!
TFN Annual Conferences bring together diverse and thought-provoking voices to explore philanthropy’s potential for meaningful impact in our regions and communities, including protecting our natural resources, building inclusive economies, and addressing injustices.
The theme for our 2023 Annual Conference is Ignite Action, which recognizes the need for all of us — as a sector and as individuals — to light the way toward systemic change with urgency and purpose.
Philanthropy holds tremendous power to leverage its financial, moral, and reputational capital.
- How can we help energize and sustain the movements that are pushing us toward racial, economic, and environmental justice?
- How can we extinguish the systemic inequities that touch every aspect of our shared world — the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the places where we live, work, and play?
- How can we best unleash philanthropy’s potential in ways that spark ideas, fuel collaboration, and ignite action?
- How can we save and strengthen our democracy?
Our communities are grappling with the impacts of worsening climate crises, a widening racial wealth gap, and increased assaults on our civil liberties and bodily autonomy. The time to act is now.
Save the date to join us in New Orleans, March 20-22, and stay tuned for registration updates!
We’ll gather at the historic Hotel Monteleone, nestled in the heart of the city’s French Quarter. Registration will launch in the winter. Stay tuned for more details!
Thank You #TFN2023 Planning Committee!
We want to extend a huge thank you to the individuals who served on our planning committee and met with us for two days in September. Because of their commitment to environmental, economic, and racial justice, we will be able to create an intentional, inclusive, and diverse program agenda.
- Bre’ Anna Brooks, Walton Family Foundation
- Erin Coryell, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
- Shawn Escoffery, Roy and Patricia Disney Family Foundation
- Dan Favre, Greater New Orleans Foundation
- Kevin Gray, Kresge Foundation
- Don Hickman, Initiative Foundation
- Cashauna Hill, Louisiana Fairhousing Action Center
- Arthur Johnson, Lower Ninth Ward Ctr for Sustainable Engagement & Development
- Elizabeth Love, Jacob and Theresa Hershey Foundation
- Rukia Lumumba, People’s Advocacy Institute
- Greg Masten, Native Americans in Philanthropy
- Nicole Pritchard, James Irvine Foundation
- Suganthi Simon, Arthur M. Blank Foundation
- Joel Alvarado, Partnership for Southern Equity
- Sheena Solomon, The Gifford Foundation
- Scot Spencer, Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Jacqueline Thanh, VAYLA New Orleans