Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are significant and central issues all three sectors are focused on right now. And, it’s about time! Structural and institutional racism is finally being acknowledged, talked about and addressed. Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) announced in 2019 a new mission and generational direction to dismantle systemic racism in our community. Come hear about its journey – from staff and board member learning to departmental and institutional changes. Three years of reflection and vulnerability, truth and reconciliation, and planning and promises have brought CICF local and national acknowledgement of its leadership role on this issue.
NOTE: This program will include AFP-IC's annual meeting to begin at 12 noon.
- Distinctions of diversity, equity, inclusion, opportunity, access, equality, bias, etc.
- Historical facts of systemic racism in the not-for-profit sector
- CICF’s learning journey – the intentions and the happenstance
- Ideas for you, personally, and your organization to begin your DEI learning journey
Presenter: Rob MacPherson, CAP
As vice president for development, Rob directs asset development strategies for CICF. Rob works with prospective donors to promote the advantages of partnering with CICF to fulfill charitable wishes. “I feel privileged to help people organize and feel the impact of their charitable giving,” Rob says. Prior to joining CICF, Rob was on staff at the Arts Council of Indianapolis as director of special projects. He led a citywide arts education study, as well as the agency’s strategic planning efforts and development activities. From 1994 to 2001, Rob served the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) as director of development. He was responsible for managing the annual operating fundraising strategies and directing a $16.5 million capital and endowment campaign, which successfully exceeded its goal. He also has previous career experience at WFYI, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the Oakland Museum of California. Rob serves or has served as a board member of the Lacy Leadership Association, Indiana Civil Liberties Union Foundation, VSA Arts of Indiana, Eastside Community Investments, and Dance Kaleidoscope. He is also one of the founders of and the executive producer for Spotlight, an annual citywide performing arts benefit for the Indiana AIDS Fund that has raised more $3 million in 15 years. Rob earned his Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) designation from The American College in 2010 and has completed ongoing education at Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy in Indianapolis. Rob was a proud member of Class XXIV of the Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series and continues on the SKL Advisory Committee.