Event Update: New Date

The National Forum on K-12 Philanthropy has been rescheduled for February 2-3, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas at the Westin Riverwalk.

The Roundtable looks forward to safely hosting a forum for donors to discuss the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and highlighting the resiliency of a vibrant community of school leaders, donors, and students that made San Antonio an ideal National Forum destination in the first place. 

At this time, we have rolled over registrations for all attendees of this event. If you have any questions regarding your registration, please contact Mary Margaret Holden at mholden@PhilanthropyRoundtable.org or 202.822.8333.




6:30 a.m.
Registration opens
7:00 a.m.
Continental breakfast

Site visit attendees only

8:00 a.m.
Departure for site/school visits
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
School site visits
11:00 a.m.
Depart for lunch
11:30 a.m.
Lunch and site visit debrief
1:00 p.m.
Depart for Westin Riverwalk
1:30 p.m.
Arrive at Westin Riverwalk
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Pre-conference and interactive workshop

Donor Intent and Remembering the Mission

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Opening plenary
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Opening reception
6:00 p.m.
Walk to salon dinners
6:30 p.m.
Salon dinners

Salon dinner discussions at restaurants along the vibrant San Antonio Riverwalk

7:00 a.m.
Continental breakfast
7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast roundtable discussions
8:15 - 8:30 a.m.
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Breakout session
9:45 - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Morning plenary with John White and Leo Linbeck
11:00 - 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Breakout session
12:30 -12:45 p.m.
12:45 - 1:50 p.m.
Closing lunch and plenary

Lynch Foundation Entrepreneurial Spirit in Education Prize

1:50 - 2:00 p.m.
Closing remarks


John Andrade

John Andrade President Yes! Our Kids Can

Pamela Awbrey

Pamela Awbrey Chief Talent Officer Compass Rose Public Schools

Andrew Calkins

Andrew Calkins Director Next Generation Learning Challenges

Inga Cotton

Inga Cotton Founder and Executive Director San Antonio Charter Moms

Colleen Dippel

Colleen Dippel Founder and CEO Families Empowered

Joanne Florino

Joanne Florino Adam Meyerson Distinguished Fellow in Philanthropic Excellence


Registration Rates
Full conference rate (Includes Tuesday-Wednesday conference programming and Tuesday evening salon dinner; does not include Tuesday site visit): $425 per person

Registration opens May 14, 2020
Registration closes January 15, 2021 

Register here

Additional Registration Rates:
Tuesday Site Visits (Does not include Tuesday programming, salon dinners, or Wednesday Programming)
Site Visit Registration Rate: $125 per person (Limited availability)

Registration Cancellation Policy 
Cancellations received before January 4, 2021 = 90% refund will be offered
Cancellations received after January 4, 2021 = no refund will be offered

Meeting Qualifications


Westin Riverwalk

420 W Market St
San Antonio, TX 78205

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Transportation is not provided to the Westin Riverwalk. The Westin Riverwalk is located about 10 miles from San Antonio International Airport, which offers onsite taxi cabs, ride-sharing services, and car rentals.
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 site visits and 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 February, the temperature in San Antonio ranges from average lows of 43°F to average highs of 67°F.