Omni Oklahoma City Hotel
Omni Oklahoma City Hotel, 100 Oklahoma City Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73109, United States

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Event Date Tue Oct 19 CDT - Fri Oct 22 CDT (in 4 days)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Oct 19 2:30pm - Fri Oct 22 2:00pm
Location Omni Oklahoma City Hotel
100 Oklahoma City Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73109, United States
Region Americas

We believe in the power of connecting, collaborating, and convening. As our community continues to be adaptable and responsive, we are excited to gather together for an in-person, socially distanced Annual Conference this October!


2021 Speakers


Bill Anoatubby (virtual)
Governor, Chickasaw Nation

Sue Ann Arnall
President, Arnall Family Foundation

Melody Barnes
Board Chair, Marguerite Casey Foundation & Co-director for Policy & Public Affairs UVA, Marguerite Casey Foundation

Brittany K. Barnett
Attorney & Founder, Buried Alive Project & Girls Embracing Mothers

John Bridgeland
Founder & CEO, Civic

Tony Fundaro
President & CEO, Philanthropy Southwest

David Grann
New Yorker Writer & Best Selling Author

Jim Gray
Former Principal Chief of the Osage Nation

Joy Harjo
Author, Performer and Writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States

Thomas Allen Harris
Host, Director, Executive Producer

Stephanie Hollman
Founder & President, The Hollman Family Foundation

David Holt
Mayor, Oklahoma City

Hannibal B. Johnson
Author, Attorney, & Consultant

James Lankford
United States Senator, Oklahoma

Aisha McWeay
Executive Director, Still She Rises

Richard Miles
Founder, Miles to Freedom

Rebecca Nagle
Award-Winning Advocate & Writer, Citizen of Cherokee Nation

Amy Santee
Senior Program Officer, George Kaiser Family Foundation

Antoine L. Smith
Emmy Award Winner, Broadway Production of MJ The Musical!

Kris Steele
Executive Director, The Education & Employment Ministry (TEEM)

Julie Warren
Director of State Initiatives for Right on Crime, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Salem Abraham
President, Abraham Trading Company

Christina Adcox
Director of Advancement & Strategic Partnerships, Noble Research Institute

Lola Adedokun
Program Director for Child Well-Being and Director for the African Health Initiative, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Sarah Adeel
Lead, Strategic Partnerships, Kiva

Katie Alford
President & CEO, Community Foundation of Abilene

Hugh Aljoe
Director of Producer Relations, Noble Research Institute

Sara Barba
Vice President, Urban Swirski & Associates

Kseniya Benderskaya
Sr. Community Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Jonathan Blum
Shareholder, Polsinelli PC

Salah Boukadoum
Chief Impact Officer, Sapphire Foundation

Katy Bourgeois
Vice President of Systems Advancement, Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson
President & CEO, CapEQ

Patrick Brandt
Co-Founder and President, Shiftsmart

Patrick Bresette
Executive Director, Children's Defense Fund

Justin Brown
Secretary of Human Services & Early Childhood Initiatives, State of Oklahoma

Becca Brune
Chief Strategy Officer and Regional Executive Director, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Christine Bryant, CEcD
Chief Executive Officer, Vision Galveston

Karmen Bryant
President, The Bryant Family Foundation

Catherine Burnett
Chief Impact Officer, Phillips Foundation

Brent Bushey
Executive Director, Oklahoma Public School Resource Center

Ben L. Bynum, M.D.
Portfolio Director, Impact Investing, The Colorado Health Foundation

Chief Justice Darlene Byrne
Chief Justice of the Third Court of Appeals of Texas, Texas Judiciary

Jo Carcedo
Vice President for Grants, Episcopal Health Foundation

Matt Carpenter
Executive Vice President & COO, El Pomar Foundation

Angie Chen
Director of Programs, The Libra Foundation

Alan Cohen
President & CEO, Child Poverty Action Lab

Laura Collins
Director, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative, George W. Bush Institute

Carlos Contreras
Director of Innovation & Marketing, City of Albuquerque

Tauane Araujo Cruz
Director of Community Health Improvement, MBA, Texas Health Resources

Trisha Cunningham
President and CEO, North Texas Food Bank

Andy Davis
Associate Vice President of Member Education & Outreach, BoardSource

Kim Davis
Senior Advisor, Home Region Program, Walton Family Foundation

Nadine Dechausay
Director of Learning and Insights, Communities Foundation of Texas

Aaron Demerson
Commissioner Representing Employers, Texas Workforce Commission

Diana Devine
President & CEO, Native American Connections

Joshua Dickson
Senior Advisor of Faith Engagement, The White House

Neely Duncan
Partner, BKD CPAs & Advisors

Elizabeth Eickman
Director, Kirkpatrick Family Fund

Hillary Evans
Vice President of Professional Learning & Public Policy, Philanthropy Southwest

Matthew L. Evans
Director of Public Policy, United Philanthropy Forum

Mike Fina
Executive Director, Oklahoma Municipal League

Camila Fox
Founder & Executive Director, Project Coyote

Kelty Garbee
Executive Director, Texas Rural Funders

Yvonne "Bonnie" Gonzalez
CEO, Knapp Community Care Foundation

Lauren Grattan
Co-Founder & Chief Community Officer, Mission Driven Finance

Amy Hall
Strategic Initiatives Manager, Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas

Debby Hampton
President & CEO, United Way of Central Oklahoma

Torrina Harris
Program Director, Nia Cultural Center, Inc.

Jen Holk
Strategy Manager, Monitor Institute by Deloitte

Jeri Holmes
Founder, Nonprofit Solutions, P.C.

Lonnie Hunt
Executive Director, Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG)

Victor Hwang
Founder & CEO, Right to Start

Byron Jackson
Executive Director, Possibilities Inc.

Dena Jackson
Chief Operating Officer, Texas Women's Foundation

Keath Jacoby
Executive Director, Vision Galveston

Jonathan Jayes-Green
Vice President of Programs, Marguerite Casey Foundation

Maurice Jones
CEO, OneTen

Debby Kasemeyer
Senior Vice President, Director of Community Development & Investment, Northern Trust

Lisa Baragar Katz
Senior Program Officer, William Davidson Foundation

Christian Keesee
Founder and President, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

Mary Kelly
Attorney, Texas Legacy Project

Anand Kesavan
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Equitable Facilities Fund

Jason Kirksey
Vice President for Institutional Diversity & Chief Diversity Officer, Oklahoma State University

Annie Koppel Van Hanken
Senior Program Officer, George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF)

Ted Kowalski
Colorado River Initiative Lead and Senior Program Officer, Walton Family Foundation

Yee-Lin Lai
Program Officer, Walton Family Foundation

Raymond Lewis
Former Chairman of the Board of Regents, Galveston College

Robert Mace
Executive Director & Chief Water Policy Officer, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Lisa Madry
Director of Community Engagement, Episcopal Health Foundation

Elena Marks
President and CEO, Episcopal Health Foundation

Ronneal Mathews
Director of Community Engagement, Thrive

Ryan McCauley
Regional Director, Northern Trust Corporation

Rachael McClain
Chief of Staff, Collegiate Edu-Nation

Louisa McCune
Executive Director, Kirkpatrick Foundation

Karen McNeil-Miller
President and CEO, The Colorado Health Foundation

Michael Meadows
Vice President, Foundation Management

Frank Merrick
President, Foundation Management

Will Merrick
Development Officer, Pioneer Library System Foundation

Tariana Navas-Nieves
Director, Cultural Affairs, Denver Arts & Venues, City & County of Denver

Carolyn Newham
Senior Director of Donor Relations and Services, Communities Foundation of Texas

Heather Palacios
VP of Community Relations & Strategic Partnerships, Planned Parenthood Great Plains (former Executive Director of Coretz Family Foundation)

John Parvensky
CEO, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Hon. Lonnie Paxton
State Senator District 23, Oklahoma State Legislature

Jen Powis
Senior Counsel, Alliance for Justice

Jennifer Rackliff
Executive Director, National Indian Child Care Association

Henry Rael
Director of Strategy and Initiatives, McCune Charitable Foundation

Ellen Ray
Executive Director, Still Water Foundation

Robert Reid
President & CEO, EDGE Philanthropy, LLC

Rick Rhodes
Rural Engagement Coordinator, Texas Rural Funders

Katie Robbins
President & CEO, Hoblitzelle Foundation

Sarah Roberts
Vice President of Programs, Inasmuch Foundation

Andrew Russo
Co-Founder & Director, National Family Support Network

Tanya Ryder
M.Ed., Director, Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness

Lauren Scott
Executive Director, Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund

Andrew Schulz
General Counsel, The New Venture Fund

Jennifer Scripps
Director, City of Dallas, Office of Arts and Culture

Shaady Selahi
Director, Trust-Based Philanthropy Project

Gary Smith
President, Summerlee Foundation

Terese Stevenson
Vice President of Grants, The Rees-Jones Foundation

Shelley Sweatt
President & CEO, The Priddy Foundation

Nick Tedesco
President & CEO, National Center for Family Philanthropy

Patrick Tennant
Director of Evaluation and Analytics, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Kristin Todd
President, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado

Madhukar Trivedi
Professor of Psychiatry, Chief of the Division of Mood Disorders, and founding Director of the CDRC, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Jin Alexander Tsuchiya
Public Policy Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation

Lisa Urias
Chief Program and Community Engagement Officer, Arizona Community Foundation

Frances Valdez
Executive Director, Houston in Action

Benjamin Vann
Founder & CEO, Impact Ventures / Dallas Inclusive Capital Fund

Tom Vasquez
Associate Director of Programs, Marguerite Casey Foundation

Emily R. Warren
Land Conservation and Water Program Officer, The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

Jennifer Ware
Chief Executive Officer, Impact City Initiative

Tom Wavering
Executive Director, Tom Love Innovation Hub, University of Oklahoma

Traci Wickett
President & CEO, United Way of Southern Cameron County

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners



• Casey Family Programs

• Tolleson Wealth Management Investment
• Polsinelli
• Fund Evaluation Group
• The Colorado Health Foundation


• Foundant Technologies
• Resilia
• Graystone Consulting
• Southwestern Medical Foundation

• Breckinridge Capital Advisors
• TriNet Group
• Moss Adams
• Tocker Foundation
• Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust