Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance & value of minority students securing scholarships, with guests;
Pier Blake, Executive Director of Jack and Jill Foundation;
Kim Hunter, Chairman & CEO of The LAGRANT Foundation;
Edward Alvarez, Chairman of the Board of Latino Education Advancement Foundation.
LA Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Council presented three thought-leaders to speak on the following issues:
Attract & Attain: proven strategies for onboarding best possible talent and at-promise talent
Talent Retention: strengthen employee engagement and reduce levels of attrition
Workforce Development: partnering with educational institutions to train and upskill the next generation of talent and emerging leaders
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on adult education, with guests; Earl Buford, President of CAEL (Council for Adult & Experiential Learning); Carey Harris, CEO of Literacy Pittsburgh; & Anthony Tassi, CEO of Literacy Partners.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the aftermath of mass shootings, with guests;
Andy Pelosi, Executive Director of Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus;
Anita Busch, Co-Founder of National Compassion Fund and President of Victim’s First;
Scott Richman, Regional Director NY\NJ of Anti-defamation League;
Eric Mace, Leadership Council & Advocate of Victim’s First.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on supporting and empowering AAPI Youth, w/ guests; Vanessa Leung, Co-Executive Director of American Asian Coalition for Children and Families Inc.; Kyle Ka Fai Chan, Program Director of Community Youth Center of San Francisco; & Faaluaina Pritchard, Executive Director of Asia Pacific Cultural Center.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on children’s museums, with guests;
Deborah Spiegelman, CEO of Miami Children’s Museum;
Caroline Payson, Executive Director of Providence Children’s Museum;
Mathew Sinclair, President & CEO of Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum.
Todd Slisher, Executive Director of the Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium, and Kay Schwartz, Director at Flint Public Library, discuss making learning fun and engaging as well as keeping Flint’s history alive.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on financial literacy, with guests; Charles Bowen, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of First Command Educational Foundation, Joshua Lachs, Chief Executive Officer of Money Think, & Nan J. Morrison, President & CEO of Council for Economic Education.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on symphony orchestras, with guests; Elise Brunelle, Executive Director of Vermont Symphony Orchestra; Mieko Hatano, Executive Director of The Oakland Symphony & Christina Littlejohn, Chief Executive Officer of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on organizations that help students break the barriers between them and graduation, with guests; Steve Colón, CEO of Bottom Line; Karla Salazar, Executive Director of Scholarship Match Inc; & Steve Stein, CEO of Thrive Scholars.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion about the benefits of studying abroad, with guests; Heather Barclay Hamir, President & CEO of the Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA); Nick Gozik, Dean of Global Education of Elon University; & Dr. Luchen Li, Head of Global Education at Goucher College.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion about supporting the transgender community, with guests; Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality & Susan Halla, Board President of TransParent.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion about supporting future doctors, with guests; Julie Davidson, Executive Director of Oregon Medical Education Foundation, & Joyce P. Hendricks, President and Chief Development Officer of Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion about the importance of natural history museums, with guests; Claudio Gomez, Executive Director of McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Amy Harris, Director of University of Michigan Museum of Natural History,&Halsey Spruance, Executive Director of Delaware Museum of Nature & Science.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion about advancing diversity in STEM, with guests; Meredith Gibson, CEO of Association for Women in Science; Dr. Shirley Malcom, Board Chair of National Math & Science Initiative / Director of SEA Change at the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Dr. Allison Scott, CEO of Kapor Center Foundation; & Alaina Percival, CEO and Board Chair of Women Who Code.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion about the gender pay gap, with guests;
Gloria Blackwell, CEO of American Association of University Women,
Laurie Wolf, President & CEO of The Foraker Group,
Emily Martin, Vice President for Education & Workplace Justice of National Women’s Law Center.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion about exclusion in the art world, with guests; Aaron Dworkin of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance and The Sphinx Organization & Patrick Sims of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Theatre for Cultural & Social Awareness at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion about diplomacy, with guests; Mickey Bergman, Vice President & Executive Director of The Richardson Center for Global Engagement, Crystal Kelch, Executive Director of Mississippi Consortium for International Development,&James Patton, President & CEO of International Center for Religion & Diplomacy
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion about the importance of space research, with guests; Karly Pitman, Executive Director of Space Science Institute Anita Gale, CEO of National Space Society & Mark Sykes, CEO and Director of Planetary Science Institute
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion about the relevance of the Holocaust today, with guests; Erin Blankenship, Interim Executive Director of Florida Holocaust Museum & Mary Pat Higgins, President & CEO of Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum.