Save the Date for Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Save the date for October 6, 2021, to join IPA in Indianapolis for a state-wide symposium focused on ways foundations, companies, and community funders can close the racial wealth gap and invest in Indiana’s future.
IPA and Northern Trust's Closing the Racial Wealth Gap symposium will address Indiana’s historical and current drivers of racialized wealth inequities. A lineup of inspiring national and local leaders will share levers—such as creative loans and funds, entrepreneurship, educational attainment, and human service support—philanthropy can use to help all Hoosiers across the state create wealth for lasting economic gains.
The racial wealth gap—the disparity in median wealth between the different races—is a persistent struggle that appears to be worsening, especially between White and Black Americans. Failure to act will lead to serious consequences that affect everyone. One study estimates that if not reversed, the racial wealth gap could cost the United States up to $1.5 trillion over the next decade.
Join us and see how the economic security that comes with the ability to build and sustain wealth can lead to better health, housing, education, and the myriad of resources that improve experiences and create a more equitable society.
Registration & Location
Registration is not yet open; please save the date. Held in Indianapolis, this event will offer an opportunity to gather in-person with colleagues in philanthropy from across the state in a safe setting. Location details will be posted soon.
All participants and speakers will continue to follow the guidance of the Indiana State Department of Health as well as local and IPA policies around wearing face masks and practicing social distancing. Updated information will be shared in advance of the session.
Keynotes & Speakers
- Maurice A. Jones, President and CEO, OneTen; Former President of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
- Connie Lindsey, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Northern Trust Chicago
- Dr. Michael Fortunato, CFO and Founding Partner, Creative Insight Community Development
- Tyrone McKinley Freeman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies and Director of Undergraduate Programs, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
- Neel Hajra, Executive Director, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
- Danette Howard, Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Lumina Foundation
- Molly Martin, Director, New America Indianapolis
- Jim Madison, Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor Emeritus of History, Indiana University Bloomington
- Earl Martin Phalen, Founder and CEO, Phalen Leadership Academies
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