Philanthropy Innovation Summit 2023

On March 1, 2023 more than 300 members of the Summit community came together for a remarkable day of learning, sharing, and inspiration.

The Philanthropy Innovation Summit is a signature event of Stanford PACS, designed exclusively for individual and family philanthropists. Each Summit is an exceptional opportunity to explore new strategies and approaches to giving, connect and reconnect with peers from around the world, and become equipped with tools, resources, and actions necessary to create meaningful social change.

Darren Walker and Jeff Raikes, “Philanthropic Initiatives for Racial Equity”

The 2023 Summit featured insights from leaders in philanthropy, academia, and social impact including José Andrés, Laura Arnold, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Andrew Huberman, Van Jones, Edward Norton, Michael Pollan, Regan Pritzker, Jeff Raikes, Lauren Sánchez, Sheryl Sandberg, Mike Schroepfer, Liz Simons, Jonathan Soros, Darren Walker, Robb Willer, and many more. Through plenary conversations and more intimate salon discussions, we explored ideas and opportunities for addressing some of today’s most enduring and existential challenges, including climate change, gender and racial injustice, economic inequality, political animosity, and other far-reaching issues that are impeding social progress and human flourishing worldwide.

The 2023 Summit provided attendees with actionable knowledge and tangible resources to support a strong civil society and philanthropic sector rooted in the ethical and effective use of our collective will and resources.



Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen


Rob Reich


Ted Janus and Kathleen Kelly
Janus Carter McClelland and Stephanie McClelland


Scott Alter
Roy Bahat & Sara Fenske Bahat
Bobby Kotick & Pouneh Beizai
Angela Chao & Jim Breyer
Delphine & Allen Damon
Marc Glimcher & Fairfax Dorn
Nanci Bakar Fredkin & Gary Fredkin 
Brian & Veronica Grazer
Mimi Haas
Debbie & Russ Hall
Lydia & Michael Kives
Robin & Rick Klau
Lisa & David Klein
Becca Prowda & Daniel Lurie
Maggie Lyon
Patrícia & Ricardo Villela Marino
Simonetta Cittadini & Felipe Medina
Hema Sareen Mohan & Neal Mohan
Vivi Nevo
Cathy & Michael Podell
Lizzy Danhakl Reed
Erika & Peter Reinhardt
Jaff Shen


Patricia Bromley
Woody Powell
Rob Reich
Robb Willer


Priya Shanker

Sheryl Sandberg in conversation with Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, “Empowering Women and Fostering Gender Equality”
All photography by Christine Baker
Patrick Collison in conversation with Laura Arnold, “Strategies and Partnerships for Infrastructure Investments”
Edward Norton, “Beyond Current Models of Impact”

Beyond Current Models of Impact

Edward Norton & Rob Reich

Philanthropic Initiatives for Racial Equity

Jeff Raikes & Darren Walker

Steering the Twin Revolutions of Biotech and AI: The Role of Philanthropy

David Siegel & Rob Reich

Strategies and Partnerships for Infrastructure Investments

Patrick Collison in conversation with Laura Arnold

Empowering Women and Fostering Gender Equality

Sheryl Sandberg in conversation with Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Health and Philanthropy: Funding Holistic Models of Care

Michael Pollan & Andrew Huberman in conversation with Kathleen Kelly Janus

Our Sponsors

Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) is a nonpartisan global interdisciplinary research center and publisher of the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). Stanford PACS develops and shares knowledge to improve philanthropy, strengthen civil society, and address societal challenges. By creating a shared space for scholars, students, and practitioners, Stanford PACS informs policy and social innovation, philanthropic investment, and nonprofit practice.