Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM PDT
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Northern California Planned Giving Council 

What COVID-19 Tells Us About Racial Justice

Lunch Program - October 15, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:00PM PDT

Program Description

East Bay Community Foundation is committed to the vision of an inclusive, fair and just East Bay. Since 2015, EBCF has been quietly implementing new ways of partnering with donors, social movements, and communities at large. Now, the layered impacts of COVID-19 offer new opportunities to dig deeper and ignite our focus on key areas of impact. James W. Head, President & CEO of EBCF, will discuss how EBCF has creatively engaged donors, non-profits, and community members in achieving the vision of an inclusive, fair, and Just East Bay, even in the face of current community and world challenges. Join us to learn how lessons EBCF gathered on their journey to set the stage for transformational change in diverse communities of color can be applied to your work with donors and within your organizations and communities.

Presented by James W. Head, President & CEO, East Bay Community Foundation

James W. Head is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the East Bay Community Foundation. Before coming to the Foundation in 2014, he served for 10 years as Vice President for Programs at The San Francisco Foundation, where he spearheaded initiatives on race, equity, poverty, housing, economic development, and youth development.

James has more than 30 years of experience in philanthropy, nonprofit management and technical assistance; community and economic development; and public interest and civil rights law. Prior to joining The San Francisco Foundation, he was president of the National Economic Development and Law Center for 18 years.

Additionally, he served as legal counsel of the California Community Economic Development Association and has been a member of numerous foundation advisory boards, including the Open Society Foundation of New York and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation of Michigan. James served as a Commissioner on the Port Authority of Oakland from 2008 through 2015; leading the Commission as President from 2010 – 2011.

James holds a juris doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law. He has been an adjunct professor at University of California at Berkeley’s Boalt School of Law, University of California at San Francisco’s Hastings School of Law, and University of Santa Clara’s School of Law.

James has lived in Oakland with his wife, Bernida Reagan, for more than 25 years.

Program Fees: Members - $25; Non-members - $35

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Registration closes October 14, 2020.