Transforming Community Philanthropy Through Equitable Policies and Systems Change

May 16-17, 2023 in Denver, Colorado

Optional attendance at the launch of the new Community Foundation Climate Change Collaborative on         May 18, 2023

Featuring Keynote Speakers

michael mcafee

Michael McAfee


deena hayees green

Deena Hayes-Greene

Managing Director,
Racial Equity Institute

gabriel kasper

Gabriel Kasper

Managing Director,
Monitor Institute

Conference Venue

The Oxford Hotel in downtown Denver
600 17th St Denver CO 80202
Direct train service from Denver International Airport

Conference Schedule and Agenda Highlights

Monday May 15:  5-7pm

  • Welcome reception

Tuesday May 16:  8:30am – 4:30pm

  • Breakfast buffet from 7:30-8:30am
  • Conference Kick Off and Keynote Speakers:  Michael McAfee and Deena Hayes-Greene
  • Panel of CF Colleagues on Systems Change in Housing
  • Evening Event at the Denver Press Club: Panel Discussion on Journalism & Community Foundations followed by Dinner

Wednesday May 17:  8:30am – 4:00pm

  • Breakfast buffet from 7:30-8:30am
  • Transforming Community Philanthropy:  Gabriel Kasper
  • FutureMakers Coalition:  Tessa LeSage
  • Roundtables/Breakouts:  Policy & Advocacy, Community Impact, Private-Public Partnerships

Thursday May 18: Community Foundation Climate Change Collaborative Launch Meeting

  • Kick Off Dinner on Wednesday May 17 from 6:30-8:30pm
  • Breakfast buffet from 7:30-8:30am
  • Meeting (including lunch) from 8:30am – 2:00pm (details to follow)


  • Registration is free for CFON members and you may bring up to 3 representatives from your foundation
  • Register using this link.  Space is limited.
  • Reserve your hotel room at our discounted rate of $244/night + tax and destination fee at The Oxford Hotel. Space is limited.
  • The deadline for registration is April 21st.