Cutting Edge Philanthropy – Bringing Community to the Table

This post serves to document the announcement of the Cutting Edge Philanthropy forum that will be held in Asheville on Mary 24th, 2019. Tickets are currently sold out, but plans are being made to live stream the event.

At this forum the CEOs of two foundations, Brenda Solorzano from the Headwaters Foundation of Western Montana (website), and Kelly Ryan from Incourage (website), located in central Wisconsin, will describe how their work is helping to transform their communities and regions.  In addition, panelists and moderators from North and South Carolina will respond from their own experience. 

The plan is to have two panels as described below:

Panel 1: Conversion Foundations: A Mandate from the People
Main Speaker: Brenda Solorzano
Panel Moderator: Allen Smart
Respondents: Jen Nixon & Tom Keith

Panel 2: Foundations as Catalysts for Change
Main Speaker: Kelly Ryan
Panel Moderator: Alan MacGregor
Respondents: Al Whitesides & Carmen Ramos-Kennedy

The event is sponsored by: WNC Health Equity Coalition (website) in partnership with OLLI at UNC Asheville & SEARCH: Sustaining Essential and Rural Community Healthcare.