Please join Southern California Grantmakers for a conversation with Foundation Center President Bradford K. Smith, who will share insights into trends in philanthropic giving for 2010 and beyond, including foundation growth, giving and practice. A leading authority on organized philanthropy, the Foundation Center’s mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S., and increasingly, global philanthropy. Smith joined the Foundation Center in 2008 with extensive experience in senior leadership positions in the philanthropic sector at home and abroad.
This interactive conversation and question and answer session will include how broad trends impact local and regional philanthropy, and will be moderated by James E. Canales, president and chief executive officer of The James Irvine Foundation.
Bradford K. Smith
President, Foundation Center
Bradford K. Smith is president of the Foundation Center, a national nonprofit service organization and leading authority on organized philanthropy. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants around the world; issues a variety of information resources; and conducts and publishes research on trends in foundation growth, giving and practice.
Previously Smith served as president of the Oak Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland and as vice president of the Ford Foundation's Peace and Social Justice Program, the foundation's largest program area, devoted to issues of human rights, international cooperation, governance, and civil society in the U.S. and around the world. He has also served as a program officer in the Ford Foundation’s Brazil office and directed the Brazil program of the Inter-American Foundation.
Smith began his career working with YMCA of the USA, both in Costa Rica and New York, where he became manager for world development at its Center for International Management Studies. Smith holds a graduate degree in economics from the New School for Social Research in New York.
James E. Canales
President and Chief Executive Officer, The James Irvine Foundation
James E. Canales is president and chief executive officer of The James Irvine Foundation, an office he assumed in 2003. He has served the foundation in a variety of roles since 1993, including vice president and corporate secretary, providing oversight for Irvine's grantmaking, communications and evaluation functions.
Canales currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Stanford University and the board of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and is chairman of the Board of Directors for the College Access Foundation of California. Canales' previous board memberships include KQED Public Broadcasting, the Stanford Alumni Association, BoardSource in Washington, D.C. and Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco.
Canales has been active with various professional associations, including Independent Sector and Southern California Grantmakers in Los Angeles. He is also cofounder and past board chair for Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), a philanthropic affinity group committed to building strong and effective nonprofit organizations. Canales holds a graduate degree in education from Stanford University.
The Millenium Biltmore Hotel
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Registration begins 9:45 am
You may register by:
- Registering Online (Use the 'Register' button on this page)
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contacting Kameron Green, program assistant, at (213) 680-8866, ext. 233
Space is limited. Please RSVP no later than Thursday, January 21, 2010.
Who may attend: SCG members and select nonprofit leaders will be invited to this event.
This event is not an opportunity for solicitation of any kind, including solicitation for business, fund management or grants.