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Keynote: Dr. Susan Taylor Batten

President & CEO, ABFE (New York, NY)

Amy Merritt Campbell

Consultant and Co-Founder, Elevate Consulting (Nashville, TN)

Clark Casteel

President & CEO, Danville Regional Foundation (Danville, VA)

Mark Constantine

President & CEO, Richmond Memorial Health Foundation (Richmond, VA)

Stephanie Cooper-Lewter

Vice President of Programs and Administration, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust (Winston-Salem, NC)

Kim Carpenter Drake

Coordinator, Middle Tennessee Donors Forum (Brentwood, TN)

Katie Ensign

Vice President of Placemaking & Administration, Jessie Ball duPont Fund (Jacksonville, FL)

Tiffany Friesen

Vice President of Programs & Partnerships, Southeastern Council of Foundations (Atlanta, GA)

Salin Geevarghese

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for the Study of Social Policy (Washington, DC)

Lynnett Glass

Community Investment Specialist, Louisville Coordinated Community Investment Project (Louisville, KY)

James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D, M.D.

12th President and Chief Executive Officer, Meharry Medical College (Nashville, TN)

Mike Hill

Regional Practice Leader, Truist Foundations and Endowments Specialty Practice (Nashville, TN)

Elizabeth Cabell Jennings

Regional Practice Leader, Truist Foundations and Endowments Specialty Practice (Atlanta, GA)

Walter Katz

Vice President of Criminal Justice, Arnold Ventures (New York, NY)

Cash Levy

Entertainer/Comedian (Los Angeles, CA)

Felecia Lucky

President, Black Belt Community Foundation and other representatives of the Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium (Selma, AL)

Atiba Mbiwan

Executive Director, The Zeist Foundation (Atlanta, GA)

Jocelyn McDaniel

Director of Programs, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (Washington, DC)

Margo Miller

Executive Director, Appalachian Community Fund (Knoxville, TN)

J. Noble

Actor, Director & Producer, Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, GA)

Jennifer Oldham

Communications Director, The Healing Trust (Nashville, TN)

Leah Paige

The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium and Co-Founder, Datule’ Artist Collective (Selma, AL)

Dwayne Patterson

Chief Equity Impact Officer, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation (Winston-Salem, NC)

David Richter

Chief Investment Officer & Managing Director, Arboretum Wealth & Trust Management (Chicago, IL)

Keynote: Richard Rothstein

Distinguished Fellow, Economic Policy Institute; Senior Fellow (emeritus), Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Author, The Color of Law (Berkeley, CA)

Mason Rummel

President & CEO, James Graham Brown Foundation (Louisville, KY)

Latresa McLawhorn Ryan

Executive Director Atlanta, Wealth Building Initiative (Atlanta, GA)

Vidhya Shanker, Ph.D.

Independent Evaluator (Minneapolis, MN))

Michael Smith

Director for Community Investments and the Built Environment, Richmond Memorial Health Foundation (Richmond, VA)

Kelsie Smithson

Program Officer, James Graham Brown Foundation (Louisville, KY)

Christine Reeves Strigaro

Executive Director, The Sapelo Foundation (Savannah, GA)

Carlee Webb

Consultant, Elevate Consulting (Nashville, TN)

Emily Wexler

Associate Director, Social Sector Accelerator (Arlington, VA)

Keynote: Dr. David Williams

Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health and Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Boston, MA)

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