Transforming Philanthropy on Racial Justice

May 26, 2021
5:00 PM


A Conversation with Regan Pritzker & Crystal Hayling

Join us for an intimate and warm conversation about taking concrete steps to transform philanthropy on the urgent issues of racial and social justice, belonging/equity, and centering positive change for communities of color.

Regan Pritzker of the Kataly Foundation and Crystal Hayling of The Libra Foundation will discuss how to act boldly and to be guided by frontline communities when advancing racial and social justice through philanthropic work. Moderated by David Agger, a renewable energy and real estate professional and Federation Endowment Executive Committee member.

Organized By: 
The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Event Contact Person: 
Tanya Shadoan
Regan Pritzker
Regan is the co-founder of the Kataly Foundation, where she is currently serving as a board member as well as working as a collaborator with the Restorative Economies Fund.

Regan has a background in education and began working in philanthropy when she took a larger role at her family’s foundation, The Libra Foundation, in 2015, and where she is now board co-president and chair of the investment committee. She is active in the Just Transition movement, taking leadership in moving progressive wealth holders and philanthropists to rethink their ethical framework for private investment.

Regan works with her family and advisors to align the Libra Foundation’s and her personal assets with progressive and radical values through investment, philanthropy, and political giving. She is energized by the momentum that is building to shift private investment and philanthropy towards a frame of racial equity and economic justice, using an intentional reparations lens. The founding of the Kataly Foundation in 2018 was a manifestation of her effort to move along that continuum of alignment.

Regan also serves as co-chair of Global Greengrants Fund, a global network of donors and activists supporting communities to protect their ways of life and our planet.

Regan lives in San Francisco where her greatest joys are spending time with her family, cooking for friends, and hiking and swimming around the Bay.
Crystal Hayling
Crystal Hayling (she/her) is the Executive Director of The Libra Foundation and has brought a fresh vision of philanthropy that rejects business as usual and is responsive to the needs of frontline communities. Along with a team that reflects the diversity of the grantees Libra serves, she has built strong relationships of trust with POC-led organizations working actively across the spectrum of racial and social justice issues. In September 2020, she joined together a group of 12 foundations to found the Democracy Frontlines Fund, a new aligned giving strategy to meet this moment with $36 million in unrestricted, multi-year support for an exemplary slate of Black-led organizations. She has served on the boards of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, Northern California Grantmakers, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, and Grantmakers in Health. Crystal is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.