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DAY 3 CONCURRENT SESSION | The Missing Link: How to Use Your Endowment to Advance Economic & Social Justice

Foundations distribute grants as a tool for social change, but have you thought about your endowments? Foundations have over $1 trillion in assets under management in the U.S., and this trillion can be used as a powerful tool to advance social and economic justice for workers in Philadelphia and nationally. This includes worker justice campaigns to pay livable wages, improve worker safety, and provide sufficient benefits.

Join us as we hear from leading experts how endowment investments can be mobilized as a tool for change, without requiring any investment turnover in the actual portfolio. Renee Morgan, Anthony Garcia, Rachel X. Nishimoto, and Essma Bengabsia will share examples of advocacy around ending the subminimum wage, engaging with Amazon to improve working conditions for its warehouse workers, and how your foundation can get involved.

Date & Time: 
Friday, October 8, 2021
9:30am - 10:25am EDT