In response to COVID-19, The Philanthropy Roundtable has decided to host the 2020 Annual Meeting as a virtual event in lieu of an in-person gathering. 

The Annual Meeting remains an important opportunity for you to engage with your donor peers, hear from leading experts in private innovation and forward-thinking policy, and strategize how to solve our nation’s greatest problems through meaningful philanthropy.

Our virtual meeting will feature powerful keynotes, breakouts, collaborative workshops, and will provide opportunities to network with fellow donors.  

Wednesday, October 14, 1:00 – 4:45 p.m. ET 
Thursday, October 15, 1:00 – 6:25 p.m. ET 
Friday, October 16, 11:00 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. ET 

Topics will include: 

  • Debate: 1619 vs. 1776 as the birth of America
  • Protecting your donor privacy
  • Creating pathways to true upward mobility
  • Race, opportunity, and the American future in our cities
  • Deciphering the true challenges behind teaching literacy
  • Making the right governance decisions to protect donor intent
  • Identifying red flags in nonprofit financial statements
  • Growing classical education in pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty
  • Liberty, opportunities, and obstacles during COVID-19
  • Developing a grant agreement
  • Reopening schools and how to leverage assets during a time of disruption
  • The state of philanthropy 

Check back to this page for the latest event updates including the agenda, keynote speakers, and highlights! 


Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Research Fellow Hoover Institution

Kristen Soltis Anderson

Kristen Soltis Anderson Co-founder Echelon Insights

Steven  Anderson

Steven Anderson President and CEO Pacific Legal Foundation

Lawson Bader

Lawson Bader President and CEO DonorsTrust

Thomas Blaney

Thomas Blaney Partner PKF O'Connor Davies

Anna Bobb

Anna Bobb Director of Health Programs


Register here

The 2020 Annual Meeting will take place virtually on October 14-16.

Cost to attend: $275

Registration closes on October 13, 2020.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received on or before October 1, 2020 = 90% refund will be offered
Cancellations received after October 1, 2020 = no refund will be offered

Attendance Qualifications
Attendance at our Annual Meeting is limited to individual donors and foundation representatives who make charitable grants and contributions of at least $100,000 per year or who expect to do so in the near future. This is a solicitation-free event. For more information on meeting qualifications, click here or email Mary Margaret Holden at