Leadership Matters: A Breakfast Conversation with Philip Li

Friday, June 10, 2016 -
8:45am to 10:30am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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Leadership — we are all trying to bottle that secret sauce, the right mix of basic ingredients spiced up in individual formulas. Articles are written every day distilling its critical elements. With accomplished, confident leaders at the helm, organizations thrive. Indeed, foundations understand that the right leader is key to a grantee’s success.  But as major demographic, economic, and political shifts abound, how does philanthropy prepare and support the next generation of non-profit leadership?

Join us for a breakfast conversation with Philip Li, the current board chair of Philanthropy New York and newly appointed President & CEO of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation whose new grantmaking direction focuses on leadership and leadership development.  Come hear Mr. Li’s reflections on leadership as he shares his own journey in philanthropy and offers insights on the opportunities and challenges ahead for navigating a new age of leadership.

The conversation will be stewarded by Lisa Philp, Senior Advisor at the Foundation Center, and a former Board Chair of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.  Please join us for this breakfast of champions!

  • Leadership issues to be tackled toward equipping the philanthropic and non-profit sectors to address the most marginalized communities and promote responsive democratic philanthropy
  • How “conscious use of self” can be applied in philanthropy for social change outcomes - how nuances of identity do or don’t influence leadership opportunities and barriers
  • Strategies for bridging the leadership gap starting with critical intersections of race and gender at a time when the class divide is ever widening
  • Ways to build new leadership pipelines ‎that better reflect changing demographics of the country.  Do these pipelines replace or enhance the traditional networks that leadership is typically drawn from?


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AAPIP members and their guests; all interested funders.


8:30- 8:45 AM  Check-in
8:45 - 10:30 AM  Program
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