Second Annual PNY Policy Forum: In Conversation with Katrina vanden Heuvel

Monday, December 3, 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm EST
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC 10036
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The Philanthropy New York Policy Forum is sponsored by PNY’s Board Alumni group. The PNY Policy Forum presents discussions with major public policy leaders highlighting contemporary issues of concern to the philanthropic community and will examine the intersections of government and philanthropy. 

In Conversation with Katrina vanden Heuvel

The Second Annual PNY Policy Forum will be an opportunity for Philanthropy New York members to hear from Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher of The Nation and Board Member at Research to Prevent Blindness Foundation. Philanthropy New York Board Member Teresa Younger, President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, will engage vanden Heuvel in conversation post-midterms about the significance of the 2018 election results, followed by Q&A with PNY members. 

Katrina vanden Heuvel is Editor and Publisher of The Nation. She is a frequent commentator on US and international politics for ABC, MSNBC, CNN and PBS. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and The Boston Globe. She writes a weekly column for The Washington Post. She is the author of several books, including The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in The Age of Obama. She is a recipient of Planned Parenthood's Maggie Award for her journalism, and the National Women's Political Caucus 2013 EMMA Award for her piece “Women for Paid Sick Days.” She has received awards for public service from numerous groups--the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Callaway Prize for the Defense of the Right of Privacy; the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee's “Voices of Peace” award and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s “Justice in Action” award. In 2010, she received the Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award. In 2013, she received American Rights at Work’s Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award; the Center for Community Change's Champion in Activism Award. In 2015, she received the Progressive Congress Leadership Award on behalf of her work "creating pathways of success on behalf of progressive causes."

Vanden Heuvel serves on the boards of The Institute for Policy Studies, The Campaign for America's Future, The Correctional Association of New York, The Roosevelt Institute, the Women’s Media Center, The Nation Institute, The Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, and The Sidney Hillman Media Foundation.

  • The implications of the outcome of the 2018 election
  • Impact on concerns to the philanthropic community
  • Policy opportunities in today’s political environment


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Trustees of member foundations and all interested funders.


4:45 - 5:00 PM  Check-in
5:00- 6:00 PM  Program
6:00 - 6:30 PM  Reception

Registration is required by December 2nd.

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