Wednesday, October 16
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Boxed Lunches available for K-12 Site Visit
12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. K-12 Site Visit: Explore two leading Los Angeles schools pushing the boundaries of K-12 education. More detailed information about the site visits can be found here.
Co-hosted by Southern California Grantmakers
- Alliance Judy Ivie Burton Technology Academy High School
- DaVinci Science
Thursday, October 17
7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
7:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Welcome and Networking Breakfast
8:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Break
9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m. Welcome: A Leading Role for Philanthropy
- Adam Meyerson, president, The Philanthropy Roundtable
9:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Opening Plenary Session: New Business Models for Higher Education
The American university is on an unparalleled run of success. For centuries, universities have preserved the best of our culture, nurtured innovators and inventors, unlocked cures to deadly diseases, and cultivated youthful talent. But has that run ended? Do returns diminish for higher education as we’ve long understood it? College costs are rising unsustainably, and many are wondering if it’s even worth it for the average student. A new breed of entrepreneurs is creating new platforms that embrace what works in higher ed and discards what doesn’t. Some are for-profit, some are nonprofit. Some are exclusively online and some use face-to-face interaction. Some are creating new institutions, while others are partnering with today’s best universities. The common denominator is creative investment and philanthropy, with an eye toward extending the run of success.
- Daphne Koller, co-founder, Coursera, and professor of computer science, Stanford University
- Ben Nelson, founder, chairman, and CEO, Minerva Project
- Alex Tabarrok, co-founder, Marginal Revolution University, and associate professor of economics, George Mason University
- Chester E. Finn Jr., president, Thomas B. Fordham Institute (Moderator)
10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. General Sessions (chose one of three)
Indelible Ink: How Philanthropic Compassion Overcomes Gang Violence
Gang violence has devastated many communities within America’s cities, but philanthropic endeavors have given gang members opportunities to forge new paths in life. For more than 25 years, Jesuit priest Greg Boyle and his philanthropic partners have offered safe haven to troubled young adults in Los Angeles through Homeboy Industries. Homeboy provides free mental-health counseling, GED classes, and even tattoo removal, so that gang members can put their past behind them for good. Father Boyle's favorite adage, "Nothing stops a bullet like a job," is put into action through free job training and placement to more than 250 individuals annually, at less than half the cost of incarceration by Los Angeles County. To train and employ former gang members, Homeboy currently operates seven social enterprises including bakeries, catering, farmers markets, and embroidering shops.The tattoos may come off, but for the young people he serves, Fr. Boyle’s compassion is indelible.
Fr. Greg Boyle, executive director, Homeboy Industries
Wendy Garen, president and CEO, Ralph M. Parsons Foundation (Moderator)
Washington Update: Tax Reform and the Charitable Deduction
As Congress embarks on a full-blown reform of the federal tax code, donors and charities face challenges in their efforts to preserve the charitable deduction: increased political polarization, the “blank slate” approach, and the tension between preserving popular deductions and credits and lowering rates. How can we strengthen the case for maintaining giving incentives? Our speakers will discuss the new Faith and Giving Coalition and its bipartisan appeal, tax reform lessons from Kansas and North Carolina, and the Tax Foundation’s sophisticated analysis of the charitable deduction which highlighted the trade-offs between the lower rates which might result from elimination and the deduction’s “valuable purpose of encouraging private giving.”
Rhett Butler, government liaison, Association of Gospel Rescue Missions
Scott A. Hodge, president, Tax Foundation
Jonathan Williams, director of the Center for State Fiscal Reform, American Legislative Exchange Council
Sandra G. Swirski, executive director, Alliance for Charitable Reform, and co-founder, Urban Swirski & Associates (Moderator)
From Learning to Earning: Preparing High School Students for Gainful Careers
High schools have increasingly shifted their attention away from technical education and toward a college-readiness curriculum, leaving employers in a wide variety of industries lamenting high-school grads’ low level of real-life job preparedness. What can philanthropy do to reverse this trend and ensure that the next generation of Americans is thoroughly prepared for gainful careers—regardless of whether or not they attend a four-year university? Speakers at this session will explore school models, district efforts, and national programs aimed at equipping all students with marketable skills and abilities.
Vince Bertram, president and CEO, Project Lead The Way
Grace Suh, manager of education programs for Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, IBM
Nader Twal, program administrator for innovative professional development, Long Beach Unified School District
Noemi Donoso, senior vice president of education initiatives, Roll Global (Moderator)
12:00 p.m.–12:15p.m. Break
12:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m. Luncheon: How to Stop Pension Funds from Bankrupting America
This summer, Detroit went flat broke—driven into the nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy in part by billions in unmet pension obligations. Similar debt burdens threaten America’s states and cities, not to mention the massive shortfalls in the federal budget. But some political leaders of both parties saw the dangers—and have taken risks to achieve pension reform in their states and cities. Former Utah State Senator and U.S. Senate candidate Dan Liljenquist, a Republican, recognized the pension crisis that has emerged across the nation and was a leading advocate in his home state’s transition to defined-contribution pension plans. His reform has been widely praised for its approach to reducing Utah’s pension deficit of over $6 billion. As mayor of San Jose, Chuck Reed oversaw the passage of 2012’s Measure B, a reform bill that eased the taxpayers’ burden with respect to the city’s pension obligations. Mayor Reed, a Democrat, has held steady in his fight for the taxpayers of San Jose, even as unions and other big-government activists have sought to block the measure in the courts. These two leaders have firsthand experience with the economic and political implications of pension reform and offer innovative approaches to this issue.
- Daniel R. Liljenquist, president, Liljenquist Strategies, former State Senator, Utah
- Chuck Reed, Mayor, San Jose, California
- Denis Calabrese, president, Laura and John Arnold Foundation (Moderator)
1:45p.m.–2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions (choose one of five)
Improving the Validity of Scientific Research
The publication process for peer-reviewed journals has been an extraordinarily successful institution for the advancement of knowledge in science and medicine. However, John Ioannidis, professor of medicine at Stanford University, has written an influential article contending that many research findings in the biomedical literature are unreliable, as a result of systematic biases in the conduct and publication of scientific research. Brian Nosek of the University of Virginia recently started the Center for Open Science to help overcome these biases and to improve communication and transparency in all fields of science. This session will explore ways in which donors can use their influence to promote openness, accessibility, and integrity in the scientific projects they support.
John Ioannidis, director, Prevention Research Center, Stanford University
Brian Nosek, founder, Center for Open Science, University of Virginia
Daniel L. Goroff, vice president and program director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Moderator)
A Gender Behind: Helping Boys Thrive in School
The headlines often focus on the lower proportion of girls participating in science and math disciplines. Yet this obscures a stark reality: boys now represent only about 40 percent of students in two- and four-year degree programs. They also graduate from high school at a significantly lower rate than their female peers, lag behind girls in reading in all 50 states, and represent some 70 percent of school suspensions. How did boys fall so far behind? And what can philanthropists do to ensure that boys everywhere stand prepared to become educated and productive members of society?
Olen Kalkus, headmaster, Princeton Academy
Roynell Young, founder and executive director, Pro-Vision
Peg Tyre, director of strategy, Edwin Gould Foundation (Moderator)
Private Charity and a Robust Civil Society
Why does our tax code include a charitable deduction? Is it designed merely to provide a government subsidy for charity? Or is it in fact an immunity from tax—a pillar of an independent civil society that fosters self-rule and self-reliance? In this conversation, Brent E. Christopher and Alexander L. Reid will explore the history and meaning of the charitable deduction as “a negotiated bargain between citizens and the state.”
Alexander L. Reid, of counsel, Morgan Lewis
Brent E. Christopher, president and CEO, Communities Foundation of Texas (Moderator)
Thriving Communities: Toward a New Method of Community Assessment
Philanthropy is about helping people, places, and institutions to thrive—but many donors are bedeviled by the question of what that thriving looks like and whether their giving is actually making it happen. A new concept in assessment called Thriving Cities offers important insights about how philanthropy invests and evaluates success. Through the framework of “moral ecology,” donors are better able to ask and answer the question: What does it mean and take to thrive in today’s cities? Central to the Thriving Cities approach is the creation of a Thriving Matrix, intended to offer a unique diagnostic, evaluative, and educational resource for everyone interested in promoting thriving in their cities. At this session, donors and experts will explore how Thriving Cities differs from existing models of community assessment, as well as how donors can employ their places’ cultural, historical, economic, political, and social elements to shape thriving communities.
Eugene W. Cochrane Jr., president, Duke Endowment
Susan Hutchison, executive director, Charles Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences
James C. Rahn, president, Kern Family Foundation
Joshua J. Yates, director, Program on Culture, Capitalism, and Global Change, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia
Steven G.W. Moore, executive director, M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust (Moderator)
A Vision for Helping the Poor in the Age of Pope Francis
Since beginning his pontificate in March, Pope Francis has inspired many with his call to serve the poor—and the humble lifestyle he has maintained since moving to the Vatican. “Poverty in the world is a scandal,” Francis says. In light of this focus, how should donors think about empowering the poor to escape poverty? Can free enterprise and effective philanthropy help the greatest number to thrive? What are the limits of wealth redistribution—and what is the role of the market? How can donors demonstrate Francis’s genuine concern in their giving? At this session, the Rev. Robert Sirico will address these matters and answer questions.
The Rev. Robert Sirico, co-founder and president, Acton Institute
William P. Mumma, president, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty (Moderator)
3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Special Session:
"If I Had $100 Million..." A Big Pitch for Strengthening Our Free Society
The Philanthropy Roundtable challenged 55 thought leaders to complete this statement: “If I had $100 million to strengthen our free society, I would. . . .” Please join us at this special session to hear seven of the best submissions. Our speakers will pitch bold and creative approaches to K-12 education, health care, popular culture, and more. This will be a fast-moving, stimulating presentation, and the audience will be invited to give immediate thumbs-up/thumbs-down feedback.
Clint Bolick, director, Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation, Goldwater Institute
Lt. Col. Daniel Gade, assistant professor of political science, U.S. Military Academy
Thor Halvorssen, founder, Moving Picture Institute, and president and CEO, Human Rights Foundation
David Kirby, vice president of opinion research and analytics, FreedomWorks
Naomi Schaefer Riley, columnist New York Post
Brooke Rollins, president and CEO, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Grace Marie Turner, president, Galen Institute
Daniel S. Peters president, Lovett and Ruth Peters Foundation (Emcee)
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Break
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Dinner and Speaker:
Beyond Sentimental Giving for Veterans: A Conversation with Gary Sinise
Vacations. Tickets to sporting events. Computers. Philanthropy for veterans is today known for these types of gifts and expressions of gratitude. While generous, this approach isn’t necessarily the best for veterans or the nation as a whole. Award-winning actor Gary Sinise and Army officer Daniel Gade will discuss how veteran reintegration depends largely on prioritizing self-sufficiency, health, and meaningful work. As founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, Mr. Sinise will discuss how his portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump catapulted him into veterans philanthropy that ranges from adaptive housing for the most severely injured veterans to training veterans for careers in advanced manufacturing. Learn how our nation can benefit from the deep reserves of talent and ready skills veterans bring back from their time in service.
Gary Sinise, founder, Gary Sinise Foundation
Lt. Col. Daniel Gade, assistant professor of political science, U.S. Military Academy (Moderator)
Michael W. Grebe, president and CEO, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation (Emcee)
Phyllis Taylor, chairman and president, Patrick M. Taylor Foundation (Invocation)
Friday, October 18
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
7:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Breakfast Roundtable Discussions
• Advancing Character in K-16 Education
Chuck Stetson, Main Street Foundation
Chip Weiant, Durell Foundation
• Are We Creating Change or Just Making a Difference with Our Generosity?
John Stanley, Vine and Branches
• Bold New Ideas in Rural Education
Jamie MacMillan, J. A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation
• Character Development Through Youth Sports
Craig Snider, Snider Foundation
• Excellence in Jewish K-12 Education
Richard Sandler, Milken Family Foundation
• Foundations Establishing Donor-advised Funds: The Bradley Impact Fund
Bob Norton, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
• Helping Universities Become More Veteran-friendly
Bill Ahmanson, The Ahmanson Foundation
• How Faith and Values Can Intersect with Charter Schools
James C. Rahn, Kern Family Foundation
• Making a Major Gift: Do I Need a Gift Agreement?
John Oddy, Foundation Source
• Meaning Mentoring: Developing Relationships with At-risk Youth
Daisey Holmes, Bank of New York Mellon Corporate Foundation
• The San Antonio Story: How Donors Can Lead Dramatic Charter School Growth
Victoria Rico, George W. Brackenridge Foundation
• Skills Gap in Workforce Development
Jerry Roberts, Helen Bader Foundation
• Social Enterprise Alphabet Soup: PRI, SIB, B Corps, L3C, and More
John Tyler, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
• To Pay or Not to Pay? Approaches to Board Compensation
Jeff Cain, Arthur N. Rupe Foundation
• What’s in a Name? Capital Grants and Donor Recognition
Tom Riley, Connelly Foundation
• Workforce Development: The Cara Program and Social Enterprise Strategy
Tom Owens, Owens Foundation
8:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Break
9:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Morning Plenary Session:
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate: On the Motion: For a Better Future, Live in a Red State
While gridlock and division in Washington make it difficult for either party or ideology to set the policy agenda, single-party government prevails in three-quarters of the states. In 24 states Republicans control the governorship and both houses of the legislature, and in 13 states Democrats enjoy one-party control. Comparing economic growth, education, health care, quality of life and environment, and the strength of civil society, do red or blue states win out?
FOR THE MOTION:
• Hugh Hewitt, radio host, Hugh Hewitt Show
• Stephen Moore, editorial board member, Wall Street Journal
AGAINST THE MOTION:
• Gray Davis, former Governor of California
• Michael Lind, co-founder, New America Foundation
• Robert Rosenkranz, director, The Rosenkranz Foundation, and chairman, Intelligence U.S. Squared Foundation
• John Donvan, correspondent, ABC News
10:45 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Break;
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions (chose one of five)
12:15 p.m.–12:30 p.m. Break
12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Award Luncheon:
Teaching Constitutional Principles to Future Lawyers
The arguments have been honed. The briefs have been filed. Starting on the first Monday in October, all that remains is for the attorneys to stand before the Supreme Court. Thousands of man-hours go into those oral arguments and the rapid-fire questions from the Justices. Yet the foundation for those few high-stakes moments is laid in constitutional law classes, where professors help future lawyers learn the principles of Constitutional interpretation. In recent years, donors have given increasing attention to fostering constitutional teaching. Three of these professors—who do not always reach the same conclusion—will explore how donors can continue to foster America’s Constitutional principles.
Michael W. McConnell, director of the Constitutional Law Center, Stanford Law School
Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz professor of law, UCLA School of Law
John Yoo, professor of law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Truman Anderson, executive director, Stuart Family Foundation (Moderator)
Safety Nets for the Poor: More than Just Dollars
It takes more than money to move families out of poverty. Decades of government income transfers have failed to deliver results in alleviating poverty, suggesting that success is not just about dollars and cents. Research and experience suggest that human capital (skills and knowledge, perseverance and “grit”) and social capital (the networks, contacts, knowledge, and information that are an integral part of the middle and upper class cultural pursuit of achievement) play an equally important, if not more consequential, role in poverty alleviation. Given these facts, how can philanthropists build alternative types of capital and a true and effective safety net?
Stuart M. Butler, distinguished fellow and director, Center for Policy Innovation, Heritage Foundation
Ben Mangan, president and CEO, EARN
Mauricio Lim Miller, founder, president, and CEO, Family Independence Initiative
Donn Weinberg, executive vice president, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation (Moderator)
Restoring the Rule of Law at the IRS
Described in June by the agency’s own National Taxpayer Advocate as an “institution in crisis,” the Internal Revenue Service continues to make headlines that raise serious questions about accountability and public trust. At this session, two insiders will discuss what went wrong at the IRS and the implications for 501(c)(3) organizations. Cleta Mitchell of Foley and Lardner is representing several nonprofit clients that were singled out for special processing by the IRS. Marcus Owens of Caplin and Drysdale represents a broad range of nonprofit organizations and served for ten years as director of the IRS Exempt Organizations Division.
Cleta Mitchell, partner, Foley & Lardner
Marcus Owens, partner, Caplin and Drysdale
William A. Schambra, senior fellow, Hudson Institute, and director, Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal (Moderator)
Strengthening Religious Freedom Worldwide
One path for trailblazing philanthropy is in religious freedom. Donors have already been successful in elevating the issue and making it a central part of America’s foreign policy. At this session, scholar Allen D. Hertzke will discuss what donors have done and can do to support international religious freedom, including the building of coalitions working on behalf of the issue. Islamic religious-freedom advocate M. Zuhdi Jasser, vice chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, will speak about how donors have supported and can continue to support Islamic organizations that are committed to religious freedom for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Nina Shea, co-author of Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians, will describe intensifying religious persecution around the world and the indifference of U.S. policymakers.
Allen D. Hertzke, David Ross Boyd professor of political science, University of Oklahoma
M. Zuhdi Jasser, founder and president, American Islamic Forum for Democracy
Nina Shea, director, Center for Religious Freedom, Hudson Institute
Leonard Leo, executive vice president, Federalist Society (Moderator)
Reshaping and Strengthening America's Catholic Schools
As Catholic schools look for ways to stabilize enrollment and spur growth, innovative new models of governance and learning appear poised to transform Catholic schooling in several major American cities. Can entrepreneurial efforts bring much-needed reform to the Catholic school sector and sustain these low-cost, high-achieving schools of choice for years to come? Three educational innovators think so, and they are banking on tech-driven personalized learning, creative school and donor partnerships, and independent Catholic school management to generate the academic and financial stability these inner-city schools need to flourish.
Samuel Casey Carter, CEO, Faith in the Future Foundation
The Rev. Brendan McGuire, vicar general, Diocese of San Jose
Joe Womac, executive director, Specialty Family Foundation
Stephanie Saroki de Garcia, co-founder and managing director, Seton Education Partners (Moderator)
William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership
For nearly 60 years, Eli and Edythe Broad have built a legacy of unsurpassed entrepreneurship and generosity. Mr. Broad is the only person to have started two different businesses, in two different industries, and turned them both into Fortune 500 companies. With Edythe, his wife of 58 years, Eli Broad now devotes the bulk of his time and energy to philanthropy. Together, the Broads are committed to improving American public education, contributing over $500 million to efforts to strengthen school districts, charter schools, and school leaders. They are also among America’s greatest modern art patrons; their latest project, the Broad, will house their 2,000-piece collection in downtown Los Angeles. Their philanthropic investments in biomedical research have seen next-generation achievements in genomics and other studies. Join us as we honor Mr. and Mrs. Broad with the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership.
- Eli Broad, co-founder, The Broad Foundations
- Frank E. Baxter, co-founder, K&F Baxter Family Foundation, and chairman emeritus, Jefferies and Company (Moderator)
- William E. Simon Jr., co-chairman, William E. Simon and Sons (Emcee)
Billions Spent on Education Reform: What Do We Have to Show for It?
Philanthropists have spent significant sums of money over the past few decades to reform a broken education system, and have notched some impressive victories. However, many donors feel that progress has not matched the magnitude of investment. How far have we actually come towards ensuring quality school options for all children, how can philanthropists dramatically accelerate progress at lower cost, and under what circumstances should philanthropists abstain from investing? Three of the brightest education minds in the country will discuss hard-earned victories, major defeats, and the most promising philanthropic opportunities for K-12 breakthroughs.
Jim Blew, advisor, Walton Family Foundation
Frederick M. Hess, resident scholar and director of educational policy studies, American Enterprise Institute
Chester E. Finn Jr., president, Thomas B. Fordham Institute (Moderator)
Climate Change in 2013: What We Know and What to Do About It
Climate change is in the news again and this time, the skeptics are seeking vindication. As the debate shifts back and forth between the global warming proponents and the doubters, can we say anything for certain about climate change? What type of public action, if any, should we take in light of the continuing conversation about extreme weather, natural disasters, and global warming? Join us for a discussion with leading thinkers in the field about the latest innovations in adaptation, the gravity (or inflation) of the problem, and how donors can make a difference.
Ronald Bailey, science correspondent, Reason
Robert Bryce, senior fellow, Manhattan Institute
Ted Nordhaus, founder and chairman, Breakthrough Institute
Gerry Ohrstrom, chairman, Vistan Corporation (Moderator)
Improving Outcomes for Minorities in Higher Education
Encouraging students to enroll in the best possible college option for them, all while ensuring a high likelihood of completion, has become a herculean task fraught with challenges. Students, colleges, and donors must weigh the threat of overmatching, or placing students in colleges that demand more of them than they can reasonably accomplish and therefore encourage them to pursue less rigorous courses of study, against the perils of undermatching, or enrolling students in two- and four-year institutions that challenge them insufficiently and tend not to foster a culture of high expectations and excellence. Richard H. Sander, co-author of Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It’s Intended to Help, Jessica S. Howell, College Board’s executive director of policy research, and Emil Bogenmann, director of a Los Angeles program to build science interest among promising minority high school students, will discuss how philanthropists can foster better outcomes for low-income and minority students in America’s post-secondary institutions.
Emil Bogenmann, director, Samuels Family Latino & African American High School Internship Program, and associate professor of pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Jessica S. Howell, executive director of policy research, College Board
Richard H. Sander, professor of law, UCLA School of Law
Gerard Alexander, associate professor of politics, University of Virginia, and consultant, Searle Freedom Trust (Moderator)
3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Special Session: Movie Screening: We the People
We the People is a powerful, Imax-screen film that brings to life the story of America's founding documents and the people who wrote, shaped, and tested them. From men who would defy a king, to a man who would not let a “more perfect union” die, to women who struggled for equality, We the People delivers a powerful message of national self-reflection and inspires every citizen to uphold the ideals and truths of our republic—tenets that influence our daily lives. Narrated by Morgan Freeman and Kenny Rogers and funded by private donors from across the country, We the People is meant to engage and inspire Americans to learn more about and participate in our democracy.
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Closing Reception
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Dinner: Protecting America from Europe's Follies
Daniel Hannan is a compelling young voice in Britain’s Conservative Party, standing against the socialism, statism, and cultural entitlement endemic in the European Union. Representing southeast England in the Brussels-based body since 1999, Mr. Hannan has forcefully conveyed to British and American audiences how American social democrats are repeating Europe’s mistakes, paying particular attention to the ways in which individuals, local communities, churches, and philanthropists can learn from the failures of the European Union while getting America back on track. Mr. Hannan will also discuss his philosophy of localism, which emphasizes minimal government as a much-needed alternative to the overreach of federal bureaucracy. He will highlight the role of philanthropists in providing support to the ideals of limited government, economic freedom, and personal responsibility.
- Daniel Hannan, Member of the European Parliament
- Ingrid Gregg, president, Earhart Foundation (Introducer)