CFLeads: Community Foundations Leading Change



The CFLeads Fall Forum

Making our Mark: Igniting the Future of Today’s Community Foundations

October 22 - 24, 2019 • Pittsburgh, PA

This year’s event features a dynamic lineup of speakers, including thought-provoking keynotes and a diverse range of peer speakers representing community foundations big and small, urban and rural, and coast to coast. Additional speakers will be added to this page as they are confirmed.


DeRay McKesson, Founder of Campaign Zero
Grant Oliphant, President of The Heinz Endowments
A conversation with Wasi Mohamed, Fellow, Forward Cities and former Director
of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and Rabbi Ron Symons, Senior Director
of Jewish Life at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Nicole Taylor, Silicon Valley Community Foundation


Fred Blackwell, The San Francisco Foundation
Nelson Colon, Puerto Rico Community Foundation
Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Ellen Gilligan, Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Paul Grogan, The Boston Foundation
Kelly Ryan, Incourage Community Foundation
Dick Ober, New Hampshire Charitable Trust
Isaiah Oliver, Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Walker Sanders, The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
Lisa Schroeder, The Pittsburgh Foundation
Nancy Van Milligen, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque