Host Committee

I am really excited to not only showcase the vibrant and world-class city that is Philadelphia, but I am also looking forward to providing participants with an up-close look at some of the neighborhoods and nonprofits that are the fabric of our diversity, civic engagement, and social change movements.

—Jennifer Leith, The Alfred & Douty Foundation, Host Committee Chair

The Exponent Philanthropy 2018 National Conference Host Committee plays an active role in the planning and execution of our largest conference. The committee taps into its extensive knowledge of the greater Philadelphia area to elevate local issues, innovations, and communities.

Since September 2017, the Host Committee has collaborated with staff to:

  • Identify nonprofit organizations as hosts for off-site events, including site visits
  • Identify local artists to enhance cultural and entertainment offerings during the conference and local restaurants for group dinners
  • Help raise funds to make the conference a success
  • Recommend local speakers for plenaries and sessions
  • Raise awareness of, participation in, and support of the conference among the local philanthropic community

Exponent Philanthropy thanks and recognizes the following individuals and organizations for serving on our 2018 National Conference Host Committee:

Jennifer Leith, Host Committee Chair
Executive Director
The Alfred and Mary Douty Foundation

Louis Beccaria
President & CEO
Phoenixville Community Health Foundation

Elizabeth Christopherson
President & CEO
The Rita Allen Foundation

Lisa Dugan
Grants Administrator
Union Benevolent Association

Valerie V. Gay
Board Member
The Barra Foundation

Sidney Hargro
Executive Director
Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

Joy Horwitz
Executive Director
“The Woods” Charitable Foundation

Christina Kind
Managing Trustee
The Patricia Kind Family Foundation

Farrah Parkes
The Valentine Foundation

Karen Race
Grants & Communications Manager
Claneil Foundation

Huldah Robertson
Vice President – Business Development Manager

Teresa Rodgers
Executive Director
The Presser Foundation

Jenny Snyder
Program Manager
Grace S. & W. Linton Nelson Foundation

Learn about how you can support the 2018 National Conference as a sponsorexhibitor, or donor. Or contact us for information on additional opportunities.