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Uniting Americans Through Service: The Power of Americorps and Philanthropy Working in Partnership

Hosting Organization: 
Council on Foundations and PACE Funders
Monday, May 16, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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Join the Council on Foundations for a fireside chat with Michael D. Smith, newly-appointed CEO of AmeriCorps. The conversation, hosted in partnership with Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE), will explore how philanthropy and AmeriCorps (the federal agency for national service and volunteering) can connect to advance the Biden Administration’s priorities. In Mr. Smith’s first national appearance, he will share his vision for the agency and its partnership with the philanthropic sector. Kathleen Enright, President & CEO of the Council on Foundations, and Tonya Allen, President of the McKnight Foundation and Chair of the Council’s Board of Directors, will discuss with Mr. Smith how philanthropy can partner with the agency, including with AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps Seniors, FEMA Corps, and the new Public Health AmeriCorps. 

Mr. Smith is a longtime friend of philanthropy - prior to his appointment by President Biden, he served as executive director of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and the director of Youth Opportunity Programs at the Obama Foundation.



How to Register/RSVP: 

Registration is free and open to all funders. This call will be recorded.