Wednesday, October 3
9:00 am EDT
Bloomberg Kicks-Off Open Society's Black Male Achievement
Mayor Michael Bloomberg kicks-off the Open Society Foundation's Innovation and Impact Forum for Black Male Achievement.
- MC and Host: Susan L. Taylor, National CARES Mentoring Movement
- Introduction by Christopher Stone, Open Society Foundations
- Opening Remarks by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City of New York
9:20 am EDT
Open Society's Black Achievement: How to Be a Champion
Paula Madison shares how to be a champion at the Open Society Foundation's Innovation and Impact Forum for Black Male Achievement.
- Introduction by Kenneth H. Zimmerman, Open Society Foundations
- Paula Williams Madison, Madison Media Management LLC and Williams Group Holdings LLC
9:55 am EDT
What Winning Looks Like in Black Male Achievement
Philanthropist George Soros highlights a panel discussion on what winning looks like at the Open Society Foundation's Innovation and Impact Forum for Black Male Achievement.
- George Soros, Open Society Foundations
- Geoffrey Canada, Harlem Children's Zone and Open Society Foundations
- Dr. Robert K. Ross, The California Endowment
- Alexis McGill Johnson, American Values Institute
10:25 am EDT
Black Male Achievement: MLK Drum Major for Service Award
The Open Society Foundations' Innovation and Impact Forum for Black Male Achievement presents Ron Crawford with the MLK Drum Major for Service Award.
- Dr. John Silvanus Wilson, Jr., White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
- RECIPIENT: Ron Crawford
3:10 pm EDT
How Young Leaders Can Help Us Win
How Young Leaders Can Help Us Win featuring
- Khalil Fuller, Black Male Achievement Fellow, NBA Math Hoops
- Tyree Dumas, DollarBoyz, Inc.
4:05 pm EDT
What's Next? Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys
Philanthropic Support For Black Men and Boys featuring Dr. Lawrence T. McGill, Foundation Center
Dr. Lawrence McGill talks about the Foundation Center's study "Where Do We Go from Here: Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys."
4:20 pm EDT
How Philanthropy Is Impacting the Field
Moderator: Susan Taylor Batten, Association of Black Foundation Executives
- Robert Thornton, The Skillman Foundation
- Carmen A. Anderson, The Heinz Endowments
- Raymond A. Colmenar, The California Endowment
- Melanie Hartzog, NYC Young Men's Initiative
- Maisha Simmons, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation