Committee for Equitable and Inclusive Philanthropy

Group Type: 


"Advancing philanthropy through just and equitable practices."


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

  • 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 to share a message with all CEIP members.

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