A Distinguished Visitors Dialogue featuring Dan Cardinali and Kerry Robinson
Presented by Lake Institute on Faith & Giving in partnership with The Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes (CEEP) Network
Join two remarkable nonprofit innovators as they discuss the ethical and practical strengths at the intersection of philanthropy and faith. In a time of creative disruption and transformation, nonprofit organizations of all kinds are reevaluating their funding models and the organizational priorities that shape missional activity, in response to both external forces and internal pressures. How can nonprofits best operate from their deepest values, and make meaning with their stakeholders? What can philanthropy contribute to the transformation taking place in the nonprofit sector? How might religious or faith-based organizations inform this work?
is president and CEO of Independent Sector, the only national membership organization that brings together a diverse set of nonprofits, foundations, and corporations to advance the common good. As the president and CEO of IS, he believes strongly in the power of nonprofits, foundations, and other organizations to work collaboratively to improve life and the environment for individuals and communities around the world. Dan is known for his commitment to performance management to drive evidence-based programs and high impact organizations. Dan serves on the board of Child Trends and the advisory boards of Harvard Business Schools’ Social Enterprise Initiative, the Conference Board’s Center on Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy, and Project Evident. He is also a trustee of The Fetzer Institute. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a master’s degree in philosophy from Fordham University.
Kerry Alys Robinson
is the founding executive director and partner for global and national initiatives at Leadership Roundtable. Kerry has been a lifelong member of the Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities and FADICA (Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities.) She has been an advisor to and trustee of numerous national and international grantmaking foundations and charitable nonprofits. Prior to Leadership Roundtable, Kerry served as the director of development for Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale University where she led a successful $75 million capital campaign to expand Catholic life on campus. A frequent writer and international speaker, Kerry is the prize-winning author of Imagining Abundance: Fundraising, Philanthropy and a Spiritual Call to Service. She is a graduate of Georgetown and Yale.