Shape of the Region Conference

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Provided by Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Please join us at the inaugural Shape of the Region Conference on Thursday, Feb. 15 starting at 8:00 a. m. This event is co-hosted by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce:

Shape of the Region Conference

8:00 – 11:45 a. m.

Valo Park in Tysons Corner, 7950 Jones Branch Dr, McLean

RSVP today to Tara Nadel at, or 703-879-7637

The keynotes and panelists will explore two big issues facing our region’s future as illuminated by data from the Community Foundation’s Opportunity Index: Opportunity and Inequality, and Tapping the Workforce Assets in Our Own Backyard, each with a panel discussion. The recently launched Opportunity Index is an interactive dashboard that serves as a data resource for community knowledge and strategic philanthropic giving in Northern Virginia that can help grow philanthropy for our most economically disadvantaged populations.

Keynote Speakers

Michael Cassidy, President & CEO, Commonwealth Institute; and  Richard Reeves, Senior Fellow of Economic Studies and Co-Director of Center on Children and Families at Brookings Institution

Opportunity & Inequality Panel

Moderator: Erin Hogan, Philanthropic Market Executive – Southeast, U.S. Trust

Panelists: Tamara Copeland, President, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers; David Hunn, President & CEO, SkillSource Group, Inc.; Dr. Bruce McDade, Superintendent, Manassas Park Public Schools

Tapping the Workforce Assets in our own Backyard Panel

Moderator: Scott Ralls, President, Northern Virginia Community College

Panelists: Ken Eisner, Senior Manager, Worldwide Education Programs and Global Lead, Amazon Web Services; Lovey Hammel, President, Employment Enterprises, Inc.; and Jacqueline M. Welsh, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, Freddie Mac

Please RSVP to secure your spot


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