Democracy and Philanthropy in America


This conference for Givers, Doers, and Thinkers will take place in Winter Park, Florida, on April 6th. This daylong conference is the second in a series of events that will convene donors and civil society leaders to discuss and to develop ways to strengthen American civil society. Our aim through these conferences is to advance a robust vision for charitable giving that is grounded in the Judeo-Christian understanding of charity, to champion local giving, and to share ideas on how to conserve the natural and cultural goods of our communities and our nation.


The conference will take place on Wednesday, April 6th at The Alfond Inn in Winter Park, Florida. Conference check-in and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m., and the conference program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be a post-conference reception for all attendees from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


The theme of this conference is Democracy and Philanthropy in America. You’ll hear from leading philanthropists, scholars, and nonprofit leaders about the role of private giving in America’s history, the history of various policies and laws affecting philanthropy, how thoughtful donors can give in a way that reflects their values and strengthens civil society, and more. Attendees will also have ample opportunity for conversation and community with friends new and old.


Speakers will include Ben Sasse, U.S. Senator for Nebraska and Heather Higgins, President and Director of Randolph Foundation. Afternoon panel discussions will feature leaders from a number of foundations and nonprofits including Scott Walter (Capital Research Center) and Gabe Conger (Bradley Impact Fund) among many others.


Attendance is open to donors; donor advisors; charitable foundation representatives, staff, and board members; and nonprofit leaders. This is a non-solicitation event.

*Please note that the deadline for registration is April 1, 2022*

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