1:00 - 1:15 p.m. ET
Welcome and President's Address
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. ET
1619 vs. 1776: When Was America Founded?
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. ET
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. ET
1:00 - 1:05 p.m. ET
1:05 - 1:50 p.m. ET
Free Speech on Campus: The Role of the University and Its Leadership
2:00 - 3:15 p.m. ET
Big Ideas
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. ET
Deep Dives
4:45 - 5:25 p.m. ET
Presentation of the William E. Simon Prize
5:25 - 6:25 p.m. ET
Cocktail hour
11:00 - 11:05 a.m. ET
11:10 - 11:55 a.m. ET
11:55 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET
Lunch break
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. ET
1:20 - 2:05 p.m. ET
2:05 - 2:50 p.m. ET
The State of Philanthropy and Closing Remarks


Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Research Fellow Hoover Institution

Steven  Anderson

Steven Anderson President and CEO Pacific Legal Foundation

Thomas Blaney

Thomas Blaney Partner PKF O'Connor Davies

Matthias Bowman

Matthias Bowman President Bowman Family Foundation

Tarren Bragdon

Tarren Bragdon CEO Foundation for Government Accountability

Austin Buchan

Austin Buchan CEO College Forward


2020 Simon Prize

John and Susan Sobrato will be honored during a special session on October 15


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 Tina Cordova at



The Philanthropy Roundtable extends its most sincere thanks to the following sponsors for their generous support of our 2020 Annual Meeting: