Program Schedule

The Foundation Conversation will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Convene Conference Center in New York City (32 Old Slip between Water Street and FDR Drive).


​​8:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m.












8:40 a.m.






9:30 a.m.







10:20 a.m.

10:40 a.m.





11:30 a.m.





12:20 p.m.


1:30 p.m.
BREAKFAST BUFFET

WELCOME
Michael Gilligan, President, Henry Luce Foundation, and Member, CIC Board of Directors
Marjorie Hass, President, Austin College, and Vice Chair for Resource Development, CIC Board of Directors
 
GREETINGS FROM TIAA-CREF
Ronald R. Pressman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
 
INTRODUCTION
Richard Ekman, President, Council of Independent Colleges

SESSION I: The Present and Future of Foundation Support for Liberal Arts Education
Mariët Westermann, Vice President, Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation
Moderator: Thomas L. Hellie, President, Linfield College, and Vice Chair for Programs, CIC Board of Directors

SESSION II: Foundation Support for Student Engagement and Civic Responsibility
Robert Hackett, President, Bonner Foundation
Jennifer Hoos Rothberg, Executive Director, Einhorn Family Charitable Trust
Moderator: Helen J. Streubert, President, College of Saint Elizabeth

BREAK

SESSION III: Research Support for Independent Higher Education
Michael S. McPherson, President, Spencer Foundation
Moderator: Mary B. Marcy, President, Dominican University of California

SESSION IV: Corporate Foundation Support for Independent Higher Education
Robert A. Maginn Jr., President, Jenzabar Foundation
Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation
Moderator: Paul Conn, President, Lee University

BOXED LUNCHES AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS WITH FOUNDATION EXECUTIVES

ADJOURNMENT