Racial Equity & Philanthropy Panel
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Please join us for the 2021 Racial Equity & Philanthropy Panel, organized by the Nonprofit Leadership Master’s Program (NPL) and Center for Social Impact Strategy (CSIS). Our hope is that the conversation will lead to greater insights on the role of philanthropy in furthering racial justice.
This event is open to the public. Zoom registration is available here.
Dr. Abhishek Bhati is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Bowling Green State University. His research focuses on nonprofit studies, international development, and global politics. Abhishek is a former Social Impact Strategy Doctoral Fellow at the School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania. His work has appeared in nonprofit and public administration journals such as Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and Journal of Behavioral Public Administration and The Foundation Review.
Matt Stephenson is the Co-Founder & CEO of Code2College, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the rate of historically underserved students attending and completing STEM undergraduate degree programs and entering STEM careers. Matt started his career in K-12 education as a high school math teacher and later a Leadership Fellow at Achievement First Amistad High School in New Haven, CT. Next, he joined NewSchools Venture Fund as an Associate Partner. Matt later joined KIPP Austin Public Schools as Director of Finance managing a district budget of over $50M.
Iimay Ho Iimay joined the Resource Generation staff as Associate Director in August 2014 and became the Executive Director in January of 2017. She is passionate about organizing wealthy people into a cross-class movement for liberation. Prior to Resource Generation, she spent three years as the Director of Operations and Finance at The Management Center. Born and raised in North Carolina, Iimay was politicized through interning with Southerners on New Ground (SONG). She moved to the Washington, DC area in 2008 to work for OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates.
Katherina ‘Kat’ M. Rosqueta is the founding executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy. Founded as a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice and alumni of the Wharton School, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy is the premier source of knowledge and education to help donors around the world do more good. She has held numerous civic leadership positions, currently serving as vice-chair of the board of Candid (recent merger of Foundation Center and Guidestar), the world’s largest source of information on nonprofits and foundations. In addition, she serves on the national board of Greenlight Fund, a venture philanthropy fund dedicated to addressing urgent social needs cities around the United States, and co-chairs Greenlight Fund Philadelphia.