National Strategy Dialog

The Healthy Democracy Coalition is inviting business owners, investors, philanthropists, and grant-makers to join with select leadership of HDC chapters and allies, to discuss the structures, strategies and priorities of our ongoing journey to cultivate greater cross-partisan philanthropic learning and collaboration.

We will gather in Dallas, Texas on April 25th & 26th, 2019, as part of EarthX.

Note that participation in this first national HDC event is by invitation and application only.

Together we will ask:
What is the value of cross-partisan connection and learning?
What are leading examples of cross-partisan philanthropic collaboration?
What cross-partisan outreach and inclusion strategies have been successful?
How can cross-partisan philanthropists connect and collaborate, both locally and nationally?
How can we set priorities as a national network?
What issues should we focus on? Which should we avoid?
What are leading strategies to address redistricting, voting issues, and electoral reform?
What are leading strategies to advance immigration, criminal justice and education reform?
What is an HDC chapter? What happens at HDC dinners? What are the results to date?

Partial List of Presenters:
Adam Kissel, Director of Civic Education, Philanthropy Roundtable
Amy Holdsman, Founder, Essential Leadership
Ben Rekhi, Film Director, Ben Rekhi Productions
Daniel Penchina, Executive Director, Voices for Progress
Debilyn Molineux, Transformation Partner, Bridge Alliance
Fred Smith, President, The Gathering
Jonah Wittkamper, President, NEXUS / Healthy Democracy Coalition
Joshua Silver, Co-Founder & Director, RepresentUs
Kristen Cambell, Executive Director, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement
Mark Gerzon, Founder and President, Mediators Foundation
Rob Stein, Founder Emeritus, Democracy Alliance
Sam Mar, VP of Political and Strategic Initiatives, Laura & John Arnold Foundation / Arnold Ventures
Trammel Crow, Founder, EarthX
Usman Waheed, Advisor, World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists

See the Preliminary Agenda

To apply or ask any questions, write to: