Registration Now Open
We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2014 Yale Philanthropy Conference is now open with early bird pricing through December 10th.
Ford Foundation president Darren Walker keynotes YPC
We’re thrilled to confirm Darren Walker – the Ford Foundation’s new president – as keynote speaker for the 9th Annual Yale Philanthropy Conference to be held on February 7, 2014 in New Haven, CT. In a “fireside chat” with Dean Ted Snyder of Yale’s School of Management, Mr. Walker will discuss how America’s rich philanthropic tradition provides important context to understand and engage the field’s latest trends.
Darren Walker is the president of the Ford Foundation, the 2nd largest philanthropy in the United States with over $11 billion in assets and $500 million in annual giving. Prior to Ford, he held senior positions at the Rockefeller Foundation and the Abyssinian Development Corporation, a community organization in Harlem. His career in the social sector followed a decade in international law and finance at UBS and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. He is a member of several boards, including the Arcus Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Friends of the High Line and New York City Ballet. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
What is YPC?
YPC is an interdisciplinary forum that explores topics in philanthropy in order to foster dialogue, strengthen networks, and cultivate leadership in the sector. YPC fosters an environment where presenters, practitioners and students alike are encouraged – and inspired – to delve deep into the issues. YPC is one of the premier philanthropy conferences in the country and as the only one organized by a top-tier business school, the Yale School of Management, it provides a unique and critical perspective on challenging management issues facing the field. Past speakers have included Paul Brest, Jed Emerson, Mark Kramer, Gara LaMarche, Jean Case and many other leaders from the sector.
The theme for YPC 2014 is Rooted in History, Growing with Purpose. We believe that the best way forward requires us to first understand where we’ve been. With that in mind, the 2014 Yale Philanthropy Conference (YPC) will celebrate philanthropy’s deeply rooted heritage as the ideal context to explore the latest trends and innovations in the industry. We’re particularly excited to welcome our keynote speaker, Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation. We hope that the day’s content will encourage an insightful discussion of America’s rich philanthropic tradition while providing a thoughtful perspective on the most relevant issues facing the field today.