Conversations With Foundations: Changing Priorities in Uncertain Times

May 9, 2002
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Evening Panel Discussion

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As the global economic and cultural picture changes, philanthropic foundations remain a cornerstone of support in all areas of social endeavor. But in the wake of September 11 and new economic realities, many foundations are shifting their approaches to giving and fund raising. What new priorities have emerged in recent months, and how do foundations plan to explore these new directions? Join leaders of four eminent foundations as they discuss their foundations’ responses to these uncertain times.

Michele S. Warman, General Council and Secretary, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Melissa Berman, President & CEO, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Sophie Sa, Executive Director, Panasonic Foundation
Sandra Silverman, President & Executive Director, the Scherman Foundation

Cathie Behrend, Deputy Director, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Free admission to Japan Society Gallery for Registrants


6 – 6:30 pmRegistration
6:30 – 8 pmProgram
8 – 8:30 pmWine Reception

Tickets: $35, Japan Society and FWA members $25.

  • Thursday, May 9, 2002
  • 6:00 pm