2020 Conference Keynote

National Philanthropy Day - Celebrating our 35th Anniversary
Friday, November 13, 2020 VIRTUALLY!
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AFP-GLAC is planning a full-day on-line conference with a wonderful NPD Awards honoring the people and organizations that dedicate their time, talent and treasure to making the world a better place through philanthropy.

Keynote Presentation: 
A Future Undivided: Philanthropy, Togetherness and Justice

Philanthropy has always played a major role in American History, yet, "Philanthropy is not always a friend to equality; it can be indifferent to equality and sometimes a cause of inequality …" [ii] The time is upon all of us to assert our leadership and advance conversations and actions on how the nonprofit sector can remain responsive and accountable to the communities we serve. Join us for a special keynote presentation by engineer, education activist, science and technology policy scholar, Dr. Kamau Bobb as he discusses the role that philanthropy plays in social cohesion and justice in a divided society. Dr. Bobb will create a case of support for a new vision for the future; highlight the risks of current social, racial, economic and environmental injustices and share a practical framework that philanthropy can use to build bridges for a brighter and more equitable tomorrow.

[ii] Rob Reich, “Philanthropy and Its Uneasy Relation to Equality,” in William Damon and Susan Verducci, eds., Taking Philanthropy Seriously: Beyond Noble Intentions to Responsible Giving (Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2006), p. 28.

 Morning Keynote Speaker


Dr. Kamau Bobb is the Global Lead for Diversity Strategy and Research at Google and the founding Senior Director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech. He is an engineer and science and technology policy scholar whose work focuses on the relationship between equity in the STEM enterprise, large educational systems, and the structural conditions that influence contemporary American life. Dr. Bobb holds a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Policy from Georgia Tech and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.