San Diego Grantmakers Annual Conference
|Friday, November 14
$175 SDG Members ($200 after October 10)
$225 Non-members ($250 after October 10)
A special pre-conference event will take place the evening prior.
Details to be announced soon!
The San Diego Grantmakers Annual Conference is designed to bring together people from throughout our region who are passionate and strategic about philanthropy, whether personally or professionally. Our theme this year, “Cultivating Philanthropy, Seeding Change,” reflects the event’s purpose of inspiring grantmakers and developing their skills, knowledge and connectedness to ultimately achieve greater positive impact through giving.
The conference is a unique opportunity to learn from and engage with colleague grantmakers from foundations, corporate giving programs, giving circles, donor-advised funds, grantmaking public charities, government funders and individual donors.
What to Expect
One of our conference goals this year is to tap into the considerable wisdom and experience of our local community of funders. To do this, we’re including sessions that emphasize well facilitated networking and sharing among attendees. Balancing this out will be an impressive line-up of speakers whose big thinking and expertise about important philanthropic trends and issues will provide actionable information to help your giving. A special focus on the San Diego County region this year will make the discussions even more relevant to your work.
- William D. Eggers, author, The Solution Revolution
- Dr. Karen Haynes, President, California State University San Marcos
- Alissa Hauser, Executive Director, The Pollination Project
- John E. Kobara, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, California Community Foundation
- Kathlyn Mead, President & CEO, The San Diego Foundation
- Steve Patrick, Executive Director, The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions
Check back for regular updates about the day's agenda, speakers and pre-conference event!
Our Conference Chair
A special thank you to Dr. Paula Cordeiro
, a trustee of The James Irvine Foundation
, for her dedicated leadership as this year's Conference Chair.
For questions about the event, please contact SDG Director of Learning and Programs Lisette Islas at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (858) 875-3336.
Past Annual Conference Information
To view information and materials from past SDG Annual Conferences, please visit the Past Programs
page of our website.
San Diego Grantmakers (SDG) is a nonprofit membership association serving individuals and organizations that carry out $25,000 or more annually of charitable giving. You must be a grantmaker in order to attend the SDG Annual Conference.