2019 Spring Summit

2019 Spring Summit

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:00am MST
Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Philanthropy Southwest's Spring Summit provides grantmakers with the opportunity to network with and learn from experts and peers investing in communities and populations throughout the Southwest. The event will showcase a local funder initiative to build resilience in Maricopa County, a service learning opportunity at the first food bank in the U.S., an organizational update with PSW leadership, and a networking reception.

The event, offered at a discount to PSW members, welcomes participation by nonmember organizations. 

Detailed Schedule


April 16, 2019

"Opening Session: Here to Stay" - PSW Leadership
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch sponsored by The Mike & Mary Terry Family Foundation
The Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas

Off-site Service Learning Opportunity at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, the first food bank in the U.S.
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Bus will begin loading at 12:30 pm and will depart at 12:40 pm from the main entrance of The Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas

Investing in Community Resilience: A Conversation with Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and Arizona State University’s Knowledge Exchange for Resilience
3:00 pm – 4:45 pm 
The Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas

All communities experience stresses. They can be sudden shocks like floods and earthquakes, or they can be long-term, constant stresses such as access to affordable housing or healthcare. In each instance, how well the community survives the stress or shock–through proactive planning, nimble actions and openness to evolution–and how quickly it can bounce back is a measure of its resilience.

A recent $15 million grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has launched a new initiative—Arizona State University’s (ASU) Knowledge Exchange for Resilience—which aims to foster resilience in Maricopa County so that when a shock hits, people and communities can quickly rebound. ASU’s Knowledge Exchange for Resilience works to build community resilience by partnering with and studying the community up close, finding gaps in services, and collaborating cross-sector on solutions.

Learn more about this innovative initiative and why investing in community resilience is a top priority for PSW Member Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust at a panel discussion and audience Q&A with:

·         Mary Jane Rynd, President and CEO, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

·         Patricia Solis, PhD, Executive Director, ASU Knowledge Exchange for Resilience

·         Nathan Smith, Community Engagement Director, Phoenix Rescue Mission

·         Sandra Price, JD, PhD, Lecturer ASU School of Community Resources & Development

Mr. Smith and Dr. Price are two of the inaugural cohort of ASU Knowledge Exchange for Resilience Fellows—selected for their dedication to community and expertise in bridging community challenges with the research capacity of ASU to advance community resilience.

Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres Reception
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm 
The Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas                        

April 17, 2019

10:30 am - 12:00 pm                   Communications Committee Meeting*

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm                     Audit & Finance Committee Meeting*

                                                        Public Policy Committee Meeting*

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm                       Annual Conference Committee Meeting*

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm                       Membership Committee Meeting*

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm                        Nominating Committee Meeting*

                                                         Professional Learning Committee Meeting*

* Committee Meetings are for active Committee Members only. All events will take place at The Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas.


April 18, 2019

8:00 am                                             Board Breakfast**

9:00 am - 11:00 am                         Board Meeting**

** Board Events are for active Board Members only. All events will take place at The Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas.


Hotel Information

Experience breathtaking Camelback Mountain views from the AAA Four Diamond Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas. 

PSW has secured a room rate of $169/night for this event. The cut-off date to make hotel reservations is March 16, after which the PSW rate cannot be guaranteed.  Reserve your room here. 

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