Join us in Carlsbad for our premier event, gathering hundreds of philanthropic decision makers committed to strengthening our free society and to exploring, collaborating, and solving our nation's greatest problems through meaningful and effective philanthropy. 2019 is the 28th year that donors from across the country will meet to share ideas, strategies, and best practices, and hear from America's leading experts in private innovation and forward-thinking policy.

Agenda

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Investing in a Civic Renaissance
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch
1:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Welcome and opening comments
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Opening plenary

Upward Mobility: Stepping Stones to the American Dream

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Break
3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Concurrent sessions
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Reception
7:00 - 7:05 p.m.
Invocation
7:05 - 8:30 p.m.
Dinner

Investing in Freedom

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast roundtable discussions
8:40 - 10:00 a.m.
Big Ideas

Bite-sized briefings on timely topics

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Deep Dives

Dig deeper into the topic that interests you most

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Break
12:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Presentation of the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership
1:45 - 2:15 p.m.
Break
2:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Concurrent Workshops
5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Break / FIRE Livestream
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Reception-style dinner
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Evening salons
7:15 - 8:00 a.m.
Continental networking breakfast and coffee
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Concurrent sessions
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Concurrent sessions
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Closing brunch
12:15 p.m.
Optional local activities

Speakers

Steven Anderson

Steven Anderson Trustee Donald W. Reynolds Foundation

Evan Baehr

Evan Baehr Founder and CEO Teneo

Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown Director, Center for Families and Children Texas Public Policy Foundation

Reynolds Cafferata

Reynolds Cafferata Partner Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata

Russell Carson

Russell Carson Chairman The Carson Family Charitable Trust

Kesha Cash

Kesha Cash Founder and General Partner Impact America Fund

Highlights

Investing in a Civic Renaissance

Join us for this special event just before the kickoff of the Annual Meeting.
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2019 Simon Prize

Russ Carson will be honored during a special lunch on October 24.
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Hotel

Park Hyatt Aviara

7100 Aviara Resort Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011
760.448.1234

Click here for reservation details

Registration

Register Here

The Philanthropy Roundtable’s 2019 Annual Meeting will take place in Carlsbad, California at the Park Hyatt Aviara on October 23-25, 2019.

Register by email: AnnualMeeting@PhilanthropyRoundtable.org
Register by phone: 202.822.8333

Full Conference Attendee Registration Rates (sessions and meals included):

  • Early Registration Rate: Register on or before August 1, 2019 - $1,095 per person

  • Regular Registration Rate: Register after August 1 - September 19, 2019 - $1,350 per person

  • Late Registration Rate: Register after September 19, 2019 - $1,550 per person

  • Single Day Rate: $500/ person for either Wednesday or Friday, and $800 for Thursday

Click here for a full range of registration options

 

Registration Cancellation Policy 
Cancellations received on or before September 19, 2019 = 90% refund will be offered
Cancellations received after September 19, 2019 = no refund will be offered

 

Attendance at our Annual Meeting is limited to individual donors and foundation representatives who make charitable grants and contributions of at least $100,000 a year or who expect to do so in the future. This is a solicitation-free event.

Sponsors

The Philanthropy Roundtable extends its most sincere thanks to the following sponsors for their generous support of our 2019 Annual Meeting:

 

Gold

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Silver

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

The Samuel B. and Margaret C. Mosher Foundation

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

The Sunderland Foundation

Taube Philanthropies

 

For more information on how you can help, please contact Rachel Verdejo at rverdejo@PhilanthropyRoundtable.org.

FAQs

The Park Hyatt Aviara does not provide a complimentary shuttle from the airport to the hotel. San Diego International Airport is located about 30 miles from the hotel.

Los Angeles Interational airport is located about 95 miles from the hotel.

 

Both airports offer on-site taxi cabs, ride-sharing services, and car rentals.

The Philanthropy Roundtable welcomes donor and foundation support for our 2019 Annual Meeting. For more information on how you can help, please contact Rachel Verdejo at rverdejo@PhilanthropyRoundtable.org. 

Yes. Guests are welcome at meals for an individual rate. Please call The Philanthropy Roundtable at 202.822.8333 to register your guest for meals. Guest meal rates are below:

Wednesday Lunch: $95
Wednesday Reception and Dinner: $195
Thursday Breakfast: $50
Thursday Lunch: $95
Thursday Reception and Dinner: $195
Friday Breakfast: $50
Friday Brunch: $95

All Guest Meals (Wednesday Welcome Lunch, Wednesday Reception and Dinner, Thursday Breakfast, Thursday Lunch, Thursday Reception and Dinner, Friday Breakfast, Friday Brunch): $715

If you would like to bring a guest to sessions, we request that they register as a full conference attendee. Full conference attendees must be qualified donors to register.
The dress code for meeting sessions is business casual attire. Due to varying temperatures between the outside weather and meeting areas, you may want to bring a sweater or light jacket.
The dress code for dinners is cocktail attire.
During the month of October, the daily temperature in Carlsbad ranges from 71°F to 74°F.