Philanthropy's Impact in the Southwest:
Strengthening Local Communities to Achieve Global Goals
Friday, August 4, 2017
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Hotel Chaco | 2000 Bellamah Ave | Albuquerque, NM 87104
There are significant challenges facing communities in the Southwest, including racial inequality in education, economic opportunities and health outcomes.
The Council on Foundations, Philanthropy Southwest, and Albuquerque Community Foundation are excited to co-host a meeting in Albuquerque on August 4, 2017 to discuss how work across the Southwest supports achieving the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. This set of 17 global goals was adopted by 193 countries, including the United States, in 2015. Mayors around the U.S. have agreed to implement these goals in their cities alongside federal agencies, all working towards ending extreme poverty and leaving no one behind in a more equitable America by 2030.
We will explore how global goals can enhance domestic programs in the American Southwest and how funders can develop innovative approaches and partnerships to impact local challenges.
The event will highlight ongoing efforts of philanthropy in New Mexico, Arizona, Southern Colorado and West Texas, present new research on needs in the region, and discuss the broader context of the SDGs, while exploring the critical local challenges of inequality, workforce development, and health. Speakers will include:
- Randy Royster, President & CEO, Albuquerque Community Foundation
- Robin Brule, Chief Strategist, Innovation Central, City of Albuquerque Living Cities Integration Initiative
- Marcela Diaz, Executive Director, Somos Un Pueblo Unido
- Bob Reid, Chief Executive Officer, J.F Maddox Foundation
- Kristen Lewis, Co-Director, Measure of America
- Mike Beard, Advocacy Director and Director of Better World Campaign, UN Foundation
- Lucille DiDomenico, Executive Director, Philanthropy Southwest
- Natalie Ross, Senior Director for Global Philanthropy, Council on Foundations
Additional speakers to be announced.
This event will be the sixth location in a national dialogue with local philanthropy on the SDGs, following convenings in 2015 and 2016 in Little Rock, San Francisco, New York City, Jacksonville, and Minneapolis. These meetings led to our 2016 report, From Global Goals to Local Impact: How philanthropy can help achieve the SDGs in the U.S. This event was developed in partnership with the SDG Philanthropy Platform and the Foundation Center.