Philanthropy at the Crossroads: Strengthening Democracy

Thursday, November 16, 2023



Please join us for this “At the Crossroads” event as we explore philanthropy’s role in strengthening democracy and civic engagement.

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  • Kristen Cambell, CEO of Washington, DC-based Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE), a philanthropic laboratory for funders seeking to maximize their impact on democracy and civic life in America. 
  • Nick Troiano, founding executive director of Unite America, a philanthropic venture fund that invests in nonpartisan election reform to foster a more representative and functional government. He is the author of the forthcoming book, The Primary Solution: Rescuing our Democracy from the Fringes (Simon & Schuster, March 2024).
  • Javier Alberto Soto, President and CEO, The Denver Foundation. Soto is a founding member of the recently expanded Community Foundation Climate Collaborative and previously served as the head of The Miami Foundation and as Board Chair for the Council on Foundations.
  • Joanne Kelley (Moderator) has led Philanthropy Colorado’s growing network since 2009, following a career in journalism covering a wide range of topics including Wall Street, Congress, the environment, high-tech, philanthropy and nonprofits.  




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