As New Orleans marks the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, foundation leaders will come together to reflect on a decade of recovery efforts and discuss how philanthropic investment can continue to build resiliency and equity.
The Greater New Orleans Funders Network invites funders from across the country to share in this discussion virtually.
Live Webcast: Friday, August 28, 9:15 – 10:30am Central Time
National Presidents Plenary
The Prophetic City: What Can New Orleans Teach the Nation?
Introduction by Darren Walker, Ford Foundation
Moderated by Walter Isaacson, Aspen Institute
• Xavier de Souza Briggs, Ford Foundation
• Phil Henderson, Surdna Foundation
• La June Montgomery Tabron, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
• Rip Rapson, Kresge Foundation
• Judith Rodin, Rockefeller Foundation
• Dalila Wilson-Scott, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Join the conversation on social media: #Katrina10
The Greater New Orleans Funders’ Network has developed a framing paper for this convening to reflect on the past, inventory the present and imagine a just future. We think about the region in terms of both the people and the place. We want to ensure that large investments in the region result in a more sustainable and resilient place, as well as afford the people who live here a chance to participate in the decision- making and benefit from its improvements. This paper serves to set the context of how New Orleans has made progress in some key areas over the past decade, and to invite you to join a conversation about the work we recognize remains to be done.