Philanthropy Innovation Summit 2019

The Philanthropy Innovation Summit is a biennial event that convenes individual and family philanthropists to discuss strategic and impactful giving in a non-solicitation environment. The 2019 event will be the fourth Philanthropy Innovation Summit hosted by Stanford PACS, and will include panel discussions, armchair interviews and intimate philanthropy salons.

This invitation-only event is designed for individual philanthropists with the ability to give six-figure annual support to the issues about which they care. Philanthropists with varying levels of experience and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Attendance is by invitation only. If you already have your invitation code, you can click here to register.

If you would like to nominate an invitee, please email Stanford PACS.


The 2019 Philanthropy Innovation Summit will take place on September 17, 2019 at Stanford University’s Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center.

Attendance is by invitation only. If you already have your invitation code, you can click here to register.

Registration is $2,500 per person or $4,500 per couple.


Brian Chesky,
Co-founder and CEO, Airbnb 
and Giving Pledge Signatory

In conversation with

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen,
Stanford PACS Founder and Chairman

Additional Speakers

Fred Blackwell, Simone Coxe,
Mark Heising, Kathleen Kelly Janus,
Ted Janus, Pamela Joyner,
Kathy Kwan, Patrícia Villela Marino,
Carter McClelland, Cary McClelland,
Luis Miranda, Jeff Raikes, David Siegel,
Liz Simons, Nicole Taylor, Clara Wu Tsai, and Darren Walker



Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen


Paul Brest


Kim Meredith


Kathleen Kelly Janus and Ted Janus (Co-chairs), Mónica de la Torre and Herb Allen, Scott Alter, Roy Bahat, Angela Chao and Jim Breyer, Simone Coxe, Susan Ford Dorsey and Michael Dorsey, Nanci Bakar Fredkin and Gary Fredkin, Marcia and John Goldman, Mimi Haas, Debbie and Russ Hall, Becca Prowda and Daniel Lurie, Patrícia and Ricardo Villela Marino, Stephanie and Carter McClelland, Simonetta Cittadini and Felipe Medina, Hema Sareen Mohan and Neal Mohan, Usha and Diaz Nesamoney, Adrian Rosenfeld, Regina K. Scully and John Scully, Jaff Shen, Maggie Lyon Varadhan, and Joy Wu

Paul Brest, Woody Powell and Rob Reich


8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM Morning Main-Stage Themes

  • Ethics and Tech: Public Interest Technology
  • Role of Philanthropy in Policy and Advocacy

11:30 AM Lunch and Afternoon Main-stage Themes

  • Breaking Barriers: Funding Diversity and Inclusivity
  • Scaling Impact for Global Change

2:15 PM Salon Sessions

  • Small group conversations of about 25 people, exploring topics including:
  • How Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and What We Can Do About It?
  • Impact Investing
  • The High Net Worth Donor Guide
  • Including Beneficiary Voices: Evaluation, Monitoring and Feedback
  • Mastering Systems Change
  • Social Enterpreneurship: Betting on People by Funding Leadership
  • Setting Up my Philanthropy: Donor Advised Fund (DAF), Family Foundation or LLC?
  • … and more!

4:45 PM The 21st Century Landscape: New Approaches to Social Change

5:30 PM Cocktail Reception