Committee for Equitable and Inclusive Philanthropy

Group Type: 
Committee

Tagline:

"Advancing philanthropy through just and equitable practices."

Preamble: 

Philanthropy is enhanced when individuals with different backgrounds and perspectives are engaged in and can inform all aspects of an organization’s operations, program, and governance. A more diverse philanthropic community will result in richer dialogue, greater public support, and more responsive programs that better meet the needs of our communities.

Overarching Committee Mission:
 
Philanthropy New York’s Committee for Equitable and Inclusive Philanthropy (formerly the Increasing Diversity in Philanthropy Committee, 1990-2015) works to inspire and support greater diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of philanthropy by advocating for equity and equal opportunity. We promote a broad definition of inclusion that respects and actively seeks diversity of perspective and thought on our boards and staffs, and in the communities we serve.
 
 
Priorities/Goals for the next two years (2017-2019):
  • Create robust programming about policies and practices that foster diversity, equity, intercultural competency and inclusion, and encourages member organizations to participate and generate new ideas

  • Explore strategies for member organizations to incorporate practices that promote  diversity, equity, intercultural competency, and inclusion such as:

    a) increasing diversity on foundation boards and staff and, advocating for more inclusive and representative grant making

    b) applying equity principles to grant making

  • Serve as thought leaders within the PNY Community and beyond on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion by engaging in self-education, sharing information, and encouraging discussion and appropriate program development

  • Advise and inform the PNY Board of Directors on related policy matters, as needed

  • Support PNY in its efforts to increase inclusiveness in its programming, and raising the visibility of its diversity and inclusion efforts

 
Committee Leadership:
  • Co-chair: Susan Olivo, Executive Director, Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation

  • Co-chair: Leticia Peguero, Executive Director, Andrus Family Fund

 
Terms:
  • Members serve renewable two-year terms. 

 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Participate actively in committee meetings and activities

  • Develop content that can be broadly shared with the membership through programs, articles and peer interactions

  • Watch for and then share relevant resources, articles, activities, etc., with the committee to allow for the committee members to increase their own knowledge and capacities

 

Meeting Dates -- 2017-2018:

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 9:30 - 11:30 am

All meetings take place at Philanthropy New York (1500 Broadway, 7th Floor) unless noted otherwise.

Online Discussion Group / Email Listserv:

  • PNY hosts an online discussion group and email listserv to facilitate community-building and allow for easy sharing of knowledge and resources around diversity, equity, and inclusion in the philanthropic sector among Committee members.
  • Access the online portal here or email ceip@groups.philanthropynewyork.org to share a message with all CEIP members.