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The Future We Deserve: How Philanthropy Can Support Our Next, Most Diverse Generation

Watch the Keynote Address from Rev. Starsky Wilson

We invite you to join us for a virtual roundtable featuring critical, evidence-based conversations and dialogue among philanthropic leaders about key issues facing America’s increasingly diverse young people. 

The Urban Institute is launching a new research program called the American Transformation Project. Drawing on new and existing Urban research, this project centers racial and ethnic demographic changes and examines related disparities to identify transformative strategies and investments that will lead to a more equitable future for the next generation of Americans, Generation Z. We believe this generation can lead the nation toward a future where a person’s race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status do not determine one’s life outcomes. 

This virtual convening will gather foundation leaders to explore how to strengthen philanthropy’s engagement with historically marginalized communities and better represent the field’s diverse capacities through investments, collaboration, and advocacy. We will pay particular attention to how philanthropy can power public and private support for an equitable, just future for America’s young people. 



  • Shena Ashley, Vice President, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Urban Institute
  • Faith Mitchell, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Sarah Rosen Wartell, President, Urban Institute
  • Rev. Starsky Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Defense Fund

This event is by invitation only. Please RSVP by December 23, 2020. Space is limited. 

This invitation is transferrable to another colleague at your organization. If you know of others who might benefit from attending this event, please contact the project team ([email protected]).


Date & Time Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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