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2017 AFN Grantmaker Conference

From the thoughtful questions in the plenaries to the active discussions among peers through the table talks – you made AFN’s biennial grantmaker conference the best yet. Thank you for joining us in Indianapolis, and for all the things you do to accelerate #ideasintoaction in your own work.

Conference Agenda and Speakers

Read review the 2017 Grantmaker Conference Agenda (PDF)  

Conference Presentations

If the content you are looking for isn’t there, we haven’t received it from the speaker(s). If you spoke at the conference and have materials you would like to share, please email The slideshow includes presentations from the following Plenary speakers: Rachel Schneider, Center for Financial Services Innovation Anne Price, Insight Center for Community Economic Development David Fukuzawa, The Kresge Foundation Ray Boshara, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Darrick Hamilton, The New School  

General Conference Day 1: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Plenary: The Assets Movement at a Moment of Reckoning The Assets Movement at a Moment of Reckoning, Ida Rademacher’s unabridged opening remarks.   Financial Wellness at the Workplace New Report Highlights Opportunities to Help Young Workers Thrive written by CFED Pamela Chan & colleagues   Women & Wealth: Closing the Gender Wealth Gap Closing the Racial Wealth Gap: Establishing and Sustaining an Initiative written by Kilolo Kijakazi The Color of Wealth in the Nations Capital written by Kilolo Kijakazi, Anne Price and Darrick Hamilton Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap, McCulloch, Heather, 2017 Marching Forward: Closing the Women’s Wealth GapElena Chavez Quezada and Heather McCulloch   ________________________________  

General Conference Day 2: Thursday, May 4, 2017

  Plenary: How Philanthropy is Confronting the Racial Wealth Gap Bootstraps are for Black Kids written by Anne Price and Darrick Hamilton & colleagues Women, Race & Wealth written by Anne Price and Darrick Hamilton & colleagues   Breakout Session: The Health/Wealth Connection Health Wealth Connection: Opportunities for Investment Across the Life Course written by Anjum Hajat and Jason Purnell   Breakout Session: Prison to Proprietor: Microenterprise as a Reentry Strategy Forging a Successful Business Formation Path for Returning Citizens written by Mercy Corps & referenced by Joyce Klein   Closing Plenary: Education as an Asset For Blacks, College is not an Equalizer  written by Ray Boshara Umbrellas Don’t Make it Rain written by Darrick Hamilton and Anne Price & colleagues The Color of Wealth in Boston written by Darrick Hamilton & colleagues