Day of Philanthropy Videos

The Main Event: Building a More Just World Through Philanthropy  

Dr. Judith Rodin, a pioneer in the fields of strategic philanthropy, resilience, and impact investing in conversation with Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Managing Partner of Inclusive Capital Partners, explores innovative, impactful, and equitable ways to use philanthropic capital for rebuilding and recovery in the Bay Area and beyond.  View bios

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Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation at Home

Rabbi Michael Lezak of GLIDE in a conversation with Judy Young, Executive Director, UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Isoke Femi, GLIDE’s Maven of Transformative Learning in the Center for Social Justice, and special guest Mayor London Breed, in a thoughtful discussion moderated by Festival Co-Chair Tina Sharkey on how to confront, expose and act on current economic, social, racial, and health issues. View bios

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Bread of Life: Challah, Family Engagement, and Legacy 

Influencer, filmmaker, author, and Bay Area native Tiffany Shlain, started #ZoomChallahBakes, a grounding ritual with people from all over the country and globe coming together to talk and bake.  Guests include philanthropists Laura Lauder and Roselyne C. Swig, and 2020 Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Young Leadership winner Alexander Fromm Lurie – as they discuss family philanthropy, multigenerational engagement, legacy, leadership, and of course, bake challahView bios 

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Using Humor and Levity to Repair Our Communities 

Dr. Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas, professors of the popular course Humor: Serious Business at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and authors of Humor, Seriously, draw on findings by behavioral scientists, world-class comedians, and inspiring business leaders to reveal how humor bolsters resilience through hard times. In conversation with DOP Festival Co-Chair Tina SharkeyView bios 

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Changing the System? Jewish Philanthropy, Racial Justice, and What We Need to Know 

Professor Marc Dollinger, Jews of Color Initiative Founder Ilana Kaufman, Weinberg Foundation Board Member Paula Pretlow, and Jim Joseph Foundation President and CEO Barry Finestone explore the connections between philanthropy and racism in the Jewish community. View bios 

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Moral Leadership in Imperfect Times

Acumen founder and CEO Jacqueline Novogratz in conversation with Federation’s CEO Danny Grossman discuss the cross-section between social impact, philanthropy, and profit, as well as using the practices of moral leadership to tackle our world’s most urgent crises. View bios

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COVID-19 and Resilience

Dr. Larry Brilliant, one of the world’s leading experts on epidemics, for the latest updates and insight about COVID-19 in conversation with John Pritzker, Founding Partner and Director of Geolo Capital and Chairman of the John Pritzker Family Fund. View bios

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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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Federation Leadership

Arthur Slepian, Chair, Board of Directors

Danny Grossman, Chief Executive Officer

Laura Lauder, Chair, Immediate Past Chair, Endowment Committee

Joy Sisisky, Chief Philanthropy Officer

Jamie Weinstein, Chair, Endowment Committee


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