Bright Ideas Are Coming Your Way

The Main Event: Building a More Just World Through Philanthropy  

Featuring Dr. Judith Rodin in Conversation with Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, and Honoring Carol Saal

Wednesday, March 10
Register for a Repeat Showing in the Evening » 7:00 – 8:15 pm PT

The Day of Philanthropy Festival has addressed specific challenges as well as opportunities in our Jewish community. Armed with the knowledge of The Portrait community study, we are exploring new ways to utilize core Jewish values as a guide for your philanthropy. Dr. Rodin, a pioneer, and thought-leader in the fields of strategic philanthropy, resilience, and impact investing furthers this discussion—exploring innovative, impactful, and equitable ways to use philanthropic capital for rebuilding and recovery in the Bay Area and beyond. Dr. Rodin will be in conversation with Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Managing Partner of Inclusive Capital Partners. We will also be acknowledging the contributions of Carol Saal, celebrating her as the recipient of the 2020 Robert Sinton Award for Distinguished Leadership.

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Meet Our Day of Philanthropy Festival Co-Chairs

Lily Kanter and Tina Sharkey

With the unique challenges faced this past year, Co-Chairs Lily and Tina have partnered with the Federation staff to completely redesign and transform Day of Philanthropy into an online festival. Driven by the exploration of hope, resilience, and rebuilding – all through the lens of Jewish values – Lily and Tina have curated a series of thought-provoking conversations to inspire your personal philanthropy.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors











Federation Leadership

Arthur Slepian, Chair, Board of Directors

Danny Grossman, Chief Executive Officer

Laura Lauder, Chair, Endowment Committee

Joy Sisisky, Chief Philanthropy Officer

Jamie Weinstein, Incoming Chair, Endowment Committee


Questions about the Festival? Contact us at or 415.512.6290.