Program Agenda

The Foundation Conversation will take place on Thursday, September 29, 2011, from 8:15 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the TIAA-CREF Wharton Auditorium in New York City (730 Third Avenue between 45th and 46th Streets).

 
8:15 a.m.  CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
 
8:45 a.m.  WELCOME, GREETINGS, AND INTRODUCTION
  • Michael Gilligan, President, Henry Luce Foundation, and member, CIC Board of Directors
  • Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College, and Vice Chair for Resource Development, CIC Board of Directors
GREETINGS from TIAA-CREF
  • Roger Ferguson, President and CEO
INTRODUCTION
  • Richard Ekman, President, Council of Independent Colleges
9:00 a.m.  SESSION I:  Accelerating Momentum toward Degrees
  • Hilary Pennington, Director of Education, Postsecondary Success, and Special Initiatives in the United States Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Moderator: Neil Albert Salomen, President, University of Bridgeport
10:00 a.m.  SESSION II
  • Rip Rapson, President and CEO, The Kresge Foundation
  • Moderator: Katherine Fell, President, University of Findlay
10:45 a.m. BREAK
 
11:00 a.m. SESSION III: The Future of Science and Science Education and the Role of Venture Philanthropy
  • James M. Gentile, President and CEO, Research Corporation for Science Advancement
  • Moderator: Lori Bettison-Varga, President, Scripps College
11:45 a.m. SESSION IV: Fortune Favors the Bold
  • Lawrence Kutner, Executive Director, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
  • Moderator: Jackie Jenkins-Scott, President, Wheelock College
Announcements: Barbara Hetrick, Senior Vice President, Council of Independent Colleges
 
12:30 p.m. BUFFET LUNCHEON AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS  WITH FOUNDATION EXECUTIVES
  • James M. Gentile, Research Corporation for Science Advancement (Nolita Room)
  • Lawrence Kutner, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (Tribeca Room)
  • William F.L. Moses, Program Director, The Kresge Foundation (Wharton Auditorium)
  • Richard F. McKeon, Program Director, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust (Wharton Auditorium)
  • Hilary Pennington, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Murray Hill Room)
  • Rip Rapson, The Kresge Foundation (Soho Room)
 1:30 p.m. ADJOURNMENT