Regional Event in Puget Sound

Puget Sound: Racial Equity, Economic Security, and Taxes: Fitting the Puzzle Pieces Together

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
1:30pm – 4:30pm PT, followed by a brief reception
Seattle, Washington

This meeting is free of charge and open to foundation representatives and philanthropic advisors only.

How can philanthropy—funders focused on equity and those focused on economic mobility—work together to promote more inclusive and equitable tax policies that help build prosperity for all?

Please join the EITC Funders Network, Philanthropy Northwest, and Puget Sound Asset Funders Network on June 11th in Seattle for a timely funder conversation exploring the landscape of tax policy and structures in the Pacific Northwest and the opportunities to create pathways to racial equity and economic opportunity.

This gathering for regional and national funders will provide an overview of state tax structures and reform proposals in the Pacific Northwest and will showcase promising and powerful examples of tax credit successes and strategies that build economic opportunity from an equity framework. The meeting will discuss the role funders can play, in their internal and external efforts, to support racial equity and economic security and offer interactive engagement opportunities to identify common interests and foster collaboration.

Speakers include:

  • Darrick Hamilton, Executive Director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Ohio State University
  • Robert E. Friedman, Board Member, Friedman Family Foundation Founder, Chair Emeritus Prosperity Now
  • James Jimenez, Executive Director, New Mexico Voices for Children
  • Misha Werschkul, Executive Director, Washington State Budget and Policy Center

Additional speakers to be announced soon!