Wednesday, Oct 23

7:15 - 8:00 a.m.
7:30 - 7:55 a.m.
PragerU Presentation and Videos
  • Layne Thrasher, CFO, PragerU

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Donor Panel

Donors lead a discussion about groundbreaking civic investments.

  • Tom Riley, President, Connelly Foundation

  • Daniel Stid, Director, Madison Initiative, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

  • Shawn Healy, Director, Democracy Program, Robert R. McCormick Foundation

  • Jim Buchwald, Founder, Ariel Corporation

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Practitioner Panel

Best-in-class practitioners introduced bold initiatives and partnerships.

  • Tim Bailey, Director of Education, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

  • David Bobb, President, Bill of Rights Institute

  • Louise Dubé, Executive Director, iCivics

  • Stefanie Sanford, Chief of Global Policy and External Relations, College Board

  • Shari Williams, President, Leadership Program of the Rockies

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Discussion of Key Donor Strategies

Donors privately discussed strategies, gaps, and key new areas for investing.

  • Scott Cook, Co-founder, Inuit

  • Randy Kendrick: Supporting state civics policy through the Joe Foss Institute

  • Jack Miller: Supporting the next generation of educators through the Jack Miller Freedom Initiative

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
2019 Annual Meeting begins

The Annual Meeting is 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.