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Special Thanks to Our Speakers

Lisa Adkins

President & CEO, Blue Grass Community Foundation (Lexington, KY)

Jen Algire

SECF Secretary/Treasurer and President & CEO, The Greater Clark Foundation (Winchester, KY)

Lily Ambrosius

Research Analyst, Responsive Investing Research, FEG Investment Advisors (Cincinnati, OH)

Lisa Williams Ashby

Director of Client Services, Truist Foundations and Endowments Specialty Practice (Atlanta, GA)

Erin Baird

Director of Grants, Allegany Franciscan Ministries (Tampa, FL)

Jason Baisden

Program Officer, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust (Winston-Salem, NC)

Lynette Bell

President, Truist Foundation (Charlotte, NC)

Jaci Bertrand

Vice President of Member Engagement, Southeastern Council of Foundations (Atlanta, GA)

Edie Blakeslee

Vice President of Grantmaking & Community Leadership, Coastal Community Foundation (North Charleston, SC)

Denyve Boyle

Director of Philanthropy, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay (Tampa, FL)

Elizabeth Brazas

President, Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (Asheville, NC)

James “Duff” Bruce

Board Chair, Jolley Foundation (Greenville, SC)

Melissa Burroughs

Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships, Families USA (Washington, DC)

William Buster

Senior Vice President for Impact, Dogwood Health Foundation (Asheville, NC)

Anne Casscells

Co-President and Chief Investment Officer, Aetos (Menlo Park, CA)

Clark Casteel

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

Ben Chandler

President & CEO, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky (Louisville, KY)

Wai Yee Cheng

Executive Director, GCM Grosvenor (Chicago, IL)

Chrissy Chatham

Executive Director, Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation (Sherwood, AR)

Dr. Raj Chetty

William A. Ackman Professor of Economics, Harvard University, and Director, Opportunity Insights (Cambridge, MA)

Kristin Walker Collins

Associate Executive Director, Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky (Hazard, KY)

Stephanie Cooper-Lewter

SECF Governance Chair and Executive Vice President, Programs and Administration, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust (Winston-Salem, NC)

Katharine Pearson Criss

Senior Fellow, Center for Rural Strategies and Philanthropic Advisor for Financial Marketplace, Inc. (Knoxville, TN)

Christopher Cuevas

Program Officer, LGBTQ Equality, Laughing Gull Foundation (Durham, NC)

Gloria Johnson Cusack

Senior Advisor to the President, Florida International University (Miami, FL)

Andy Davis

Associate Vice President of Member Education & Outreach, BoardSource (Washington, DC)

Marsha Davis

Executive Director/Director of Organizational Strategy and Practice, Tzedek Social Justice Fund (Asheville, NC)

Susan DeVenny

President & CEO, Arras Foundation (Lancaster, SC)

Andrea Dobson

Chief Operations and Financial Officer, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (Little Rock, AR)

Robert Dortch

SECF Board Chair-Elect and VP, Program and Community Innovation, Robins Foundation (Richmond, VA)

Christina Drake

Vice President, Advisor, FEG Investment Advisors (Cincinnati, OH)

Angela Duran

Executive Director, Excel by Eight (Little Rock, AR)

Amy Fair

Vice President of Donor Services, Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (Nashville, TN)

Chandra Farley

CEO, ReSolve Consulting, and Founder, Good Energy Project (Atlanta, GA)

Andrew Feiler

Photographer and Author, A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools that Changed America (Atlanta, GA)

Frank Fernandez

President & CEO, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)

Tiffany Friesen

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

Brittney Gaspari

Vice President, Community Investment, The Winston-Salem Foundation (Winston-Salem, NC)

Charmel Gaulden

Chief Operating Officer, Foundation for Louisiana (Baton Rouge, LA)

Dr. Laura Gerald

52nd Annual Meeting Chair and President & CEO, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust (Winston-Salem, NC)

Kaky Grant

Principal, Grant Philanthropic Advisors (Charleston, SC)

Tracey Greene-Washington

President, Indigo Innovation Group and Founder, CoThinkk (Asheville NC)

Sarah Grymes

Vice President of Impact for Housing, Dogwood Health Trust (Asheville, NC)

Laurene Hamilton

VP of Programs, Greening Youth Foundation (Atlanta, GA)

Jim Hasson

Partner, Hasson Law Group (Atlanta, GA)

Tammie Hoy Hawkins

CEO, CommunityWorks (Greenville, SC)

Joy Vermillion Heinsohn

Philanthropy Liaison, North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management (Raleigh, NC)

Elizabeth Henrickson

Chief Operating Officer, PATH Foundation (Warrenton, VA)

Elizabeth Cabell Jennings

Director of Institutional Investments, Truist Foundations and Endowments Specialty Practice (Richmond, VA)

Andy Johnston

Senior Program Officer, PATH Foundation (Warrenton, VA)

Eric Kelly

2022 Annual Meeting Chair and President, Quantum Foundation (West Palm Beach, FL)

Mari Kuraishi

President, Jessie Ball duPont Fund (Jacksonville, FL)

Martin Lehfeldt

Former President & CEO, Southeastern Council of Foundations (Atlanta, GA)

Philip Li

President & CEO, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation (New York, NY)

Ramona Dallum Lindsey

Vice President, Equity and Impact, Community Foundation of Louisville (Louisville, KY)

Adam Linker

Director of Programs, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust (Winston-Salem, NC)

Felecia Lucky

President, Black Belt Community Foundation (Selma, AL)

Tess Martin

Director of Impact Investing & Treasury, Coastal Community Foundation (North Charleston, SC)

Tish McCutchen

Program Officer, The Jolley Foundation (Greenville, SC)

Heather McGhee

Author, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together (New York, NY)

David Miller

Director of Marketing & Communications, Southeastern Council of Foundations (Atlanta, GA)

Tom Mitchell

Managing Director, Cambridge Associates (Washington, DC)

Regan Gruber Moffitt

SECF Board Chair and Chief Strategy Officer, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (Little Rock, AR)

Jeff Moore

Chief Strategy Officer, Independent Sector (Washington, DC)

Wes Moore

Author and Social Entrepreneur (Baltimore, MD)

B. Sutton Mora

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis (Memphis, TN)

Robert Morris

President, Community Foundation of Greenville (Greenville, SC)

Gary Nelson

President, Healthcare Georgia Foundation (Atlanta, GA)

Lisa O’Mara

Vice President and Solutions Consultant, Locus Impact Investing (Richmond, VA)

Lexi Paza

Co-Director, The Nonprofit Centers Network (Denver, CO)

Gigi Pedraza

Executive Director, Latino Community Fund Georgia (Atlanta, GA)

Christopher Philips, CFA

Principal, Vanguard Institutional Advisory Services (Malvern, PA)

Raymond Pierce

President and CEO, Southern Education Foundation (Atlanta, GA)

Brandy Kelly Pryor

President, BKP Strategies (Louisville, KY)

Phil Purcell, CFRE, MPA/JD

Consultant for Philanthropy, LLC, and Adjunct Faculty, Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Lilly School of Philanthropy (Bloomington, IN)

Kerry Richardville, CFA

Consultant, AndCo Consulting (Winter Park, FL)

Takema Robinson

Founder & Principal, Converge for Change (New Orleans, LA)

Gerry Roll

Executive Director, Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky (Hazard, KY)

Dr. Michelle Rozen

Change and Leadership Expert and Motivational Speaker (New York, NY)

Randall Russell

President & CEO, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg, FL)

Diron Scott

Manager, Nonprofit Solutions, Vanguard Institutional Investor Group (Scottsdale, AZ)

David Schrayer

Co-Director, The Nonprofit Centers Network (Denver, CO)

Marta Self

Executive Director, Regions Foundation (Birmingham, AL)

Upendo Shabazz

Regional Vice President, Palm Beach, Allegany Franciscan Ministries (Palm Beach, FL)

Paul Shoemaker

Founding President, Social Venture Partners International and Author, Taking Charge of Change (Seattle, WA)

Dr. Lauren Smith

Chief Health Equity and Strategy Officer, CDC Foundation (Atlanta, GA)

Kelsie Smithson

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

Marty Sonenshine

Executive Director, Anverse (Cartersville, GA)

Dr. Robin Stacia

Founder and Principal Consultant, Sage Consulting Network (Atlanta, GA)

Kristi Stathopoulos

Partner, Hasson Law Group (Atlanta, GA)

Chandra Taylor

Senior Attorney and Leader of the Environmental Justice Initiative, Southern Environmental Law Center (Chapel Hill, NC)

Mary Thomas

Chief Operating Officer, The Spartanburg County Foundation (Spartanburg, SC)

Devinne Verst

Vice President, Institutional Sales, FEG Investment Advisors (Cincinnati, OH)

David Winslow

Principal, RSM US (Charlotte, NC)

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