International Philanthropy 101: A Framework for Going Global
Crafted for corporate practitioners who are considering establishing an international corporate giving program as well as those already active in international giving, this session will include a discussion with corporate practitioners and non-profit organizations on the following topics:
Where and how to start "going global" -- What are the range of models for globalizing your corporate giving program? What are some "do's and don'ts?"
Expose issues and resources -- Discuss potential resources for solutions and structures, legal implications, technical requirements and cultural differences, and best practices.
Share case studies of how a U.S. based company can effectively engage in philanthropy outside of the U.S.
Structural considerations when making donations from the company vs a corporate foundation/foundation fund grant.
The Entrepreneurs Foundation (EF) Corporate Citizenship Conference is for companies to develop and strengthen their community involvement and philanthropy programs.
The Conference showcases corporate citizenship programs from a variety of large and small, public and private companies, and other celebrated experts who will address issues, trends, metrics, and best practices.
Sara Davis is Senior Manager at the Adobe Foundation at Adobe Systems.
Daniel Lee (Vice Chair) is Executive Director of the Levi Strauss Foundation. He joined Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&CO.), and the Levi Strauss Foundation in 2003 as a Community Affairs Manager for the Asia Pacific Division in Singapore, where he managed and implemented corporate social responsibility programs, employee volunteerism and grantmaking in three global giving areas -- HIV/AIDS, worker rights, and asset building.
Subsequently, he relocated to San Francisco and assumed the role of Director of Global Grantmaking Programs. Lee has extensive experience with international non-governmental organizations in the fields of human rights, HIV/AIDS and social justice.
Before joining LS&Co., he served as Senior Program Officer for Asia and Pacific at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) and on the founding board of the Massachusetts Asian AIDS Prevention Project. In addition to FCAA, Daniel currently serves on the International Advisory Board of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and the Asia-Oceania advisory panel of the Global Fund for Women. He received an AB in Religion and History from Princeton University and a Master of Divinity from Harvard University.
Lee was voted to the Board in November of 2008.
Jennifer Lofing oversees the Programs team and leads program design, grantmaking and donor stewardship in the U.S. and Asia. Her high-touch, individualized approach ensures that Give2Asia's clients receive world-class service while supporting causes they care about in Asia.
Prior to joining Give2Asia, she served as the Director of International Programs for Partners for Democratic Change, an international not-for-profit organization that strengthens civil society and change/conflict management capacity worldwide.
Lofing has over ten years of experience providing training and technical assistance in organizational management and sustainability to civil society organizations around the world. She holds a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of California, Davis.
Peter Tavernise is Senior Manager for Cisco Corporate Philanthropy and Senior Program Officer, Cisco Systems Foundation at Cisco Systems, Inc.
Ethan Veneklasen serves as Executive Director-West Coast of the American India Foundation. Based in Santa Clara, California he oversees AIF's West Coast operations as well as the Service Corps and DE Programs.
Veneklasen brings with him a long record of success in the world of politics and public policy. Upon gradating from the University of Rochester, he moved to Washington, DC, where he established a winning track record, managing campaigns and advising candidates ranging from the state legislative to Presidential levels.
Returning to the Bay Area in 1997, Veneklasen shifted focus from electoral politics to public policy. In several positions, he was an outspoken advocate at the local, state and federal level for infrastructure investment. He was appointed to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Advisory Council, BART to San Jose Policy Advisory Committee and Regional Measure 2 Steering Committees as a representative of the business and construction communities.
As Executive Vice President of the Contra Costa Council, Veneklasen helped lead the way to the successful passage of Measure J, a $2.2 Billion transportation sales tax measure passed by 70.5% of the voters in 2004. In addition to his work in transportation, he was also co-founder the East Bay Workforce Housing Coalition.