Conversation with Ford Foundation’s Luis Ubinas

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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Join us in a conversation with departing CEO Luis Ubiñas as he looks back and offers insider-outsider perspectives on what it was like to run one of the most significant and dynamic foundations in the US, with a global mission. And we’ll also take the broad view with discussions around:
  • How has philanthropy’s role changed in the last decade? What do we expect to change in the next 10 years? 20 years?
  • What have been philanthropy’s greatest successes and failures?
  • How can foundations successfully work with government, in this country and others – is there a risk of being “co-opted” by a close relationship?  Or, is it the essence of significant impact?
  • Can foundations truly collaborative with each other and with grantees? 
  • How can philanthropy’s “infrastructure” provide more effective support to foundations and the field?
The Clark Foundation’s Doug Bauer will lead the discussion. Doug has the unique experience of having interviewed Luis in a similar format a year into his tenure at the Ford Foundation. The candid session presents the opportunity to pick up some of the fascinating lines of discussion from that previous program with a fresh perspective.
Part of Philanthropy New York's Thought Leader Series.
This program is "Partially Open."


  • Doug Bauer, Executive Director, The Clark Foundation
  • Luis Ubiñas, President, Ford Foundation

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