Philanthropy Innovation Summit

Philanthropy Innovation Summit 2019 Learnings

Individual and family philanthropists engage with global leaders to leverage Stanford PACS research for catalyzing effective philanthropy, and taking away actionable ideas, best practices, and new strategies with which to amplify ones impact as a philanthropist.

The 2019 Philanthropy Innovation Summit brought together the intellectual resources of Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society with peers and experts including Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Ben Affleck, Brian Chesky, Laurene Powell Jobs, Pamela Joyner, Governor Gavin Newsom, Luis Miranda, Jeff Raikes, David Siegel, Nicole Taylor, Clara Wu Tsai, Kathleen Kelly Janus, Lucy Bernholz, Johanna Mair, Rob Reich, Christian Seelos, Marc Tessier-Lavinge, Darren Walker, and so many others!

Featured content including videos and written reflections from attendees will be available for viewing and downloading, and made available through the philanthropic support provided by sponsors and partners.




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

In conversation with

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen,
Stanford PACS Founder and Chairman

Additional Speakers

Ben Affleck, 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


Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen (Chair), Herb Allen, Laura Arnold, Ted Janus, Karla Jurvetson, Xin Liu, Carter McClelland, Jeff Raikes, David Siegel, Liz Simons, and Darren Walker

Woody Powell, Rob Reich and Robb Willer 


07:45 am Registration and Breakfast
08:45 am


Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Stanford PACS Advisory Board

Tribute to Laura Arillaga-Andreessen for her leadership as the PACS Advisory Board Chair and Co-Founder

Marc Tessier- Lavigne

Philanthropy Landscape: How Much, Who Gives and To What?

Kim Meredith and Ted Janus

09:15 am

Ethics and Tech: Public Interest Technology 

Rob Reich, David Siegel – Moderated by Lucy Bernholz 


10:45 am

Role of Philanthropy in Policy and Advocacy

Laurene Powell Jobs in conversation with Darren Walker

Introduction by Carter McClelland

11:30 am

Break + Bento Box Lunch Buffet

12:00 pm

Breaking Barriers: Funding Diversity and Inclusivity

Pamela Joyner and Luis Miranda, Moderated by Kathleen Kelly Janus

Introduction by Mónica de la Torre 


01:00 pm

The Journey to Meaningful Impact

In conversation on the learning journey about the how, why and where of philanthropy in order to achieve strategic and measurable impact in science, economic mobility, and the arts.

Clara Wu Tsai and Jeff Raikes

Introduction by Xin Liu


01:45 pm 

Leveraging Public-Private Partnership for Social Impact

Brian Chesky and Governor Gavin Newsom in Conversation with Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

03:00 pm

First Philanthropy Salon Session

04:30 pm

Second Philanthropy Salon Session


05:30 pm

Cocktail Reception




03: 00 pm – 04:00 pm
First Philanthropy Salon Session
Salon 1 How Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and What We Can Do About It 

Rob Reich, Nicole Taylor, and Fred Blackwell

Salon 2

Impact Investing

Paul Brest, Shally Shanker, and Stuart Davidson

Salon 3

The Stanford PACS Guide to Effective Philanthropy: Feedback Workshop

Erinn Andrews and Kathy Kwan, Moderated by Karey Dye

Salon 4

Designing a Human-Centered Approach to Your Philanthropy
Judy Jordan and Nadia Roumani 

Salon 5

Mastering Systems Change: Seeking Global Solutions and Impact

Johanna Mair, Christian Seelos, Neera Nundy, and Sapphira Goradia

Salon 6

Social Entrepreneurship: Betting on People by Funding Leadership

Carter McClelland, Patricia Villela Marino, and Jim Bildner, Moderated by Kathleen Kelly Janus

Salon 7

Donor Collaboratives and Issue Funds

Nicolas Tedesco, Daniel Lurie, and Russ Hall, Moderated by Alexa Cortes Culwell


Salon 8 Effective Political Giving for Social Change

Robb Willer, Amy Rao, and Michael Kieschnick



04:30 pm – 05:30 pm


Second Philanthropy Salon Session
Salon  9 Setting Up My Philanthropy: Family Office, Donor Advised Fund (DAF), Family Foundation or LLC?

Ted Janus, Kim Laughton, and Vivian Wu

Salon 10

Philanthropy Supporting Civic Life, Affordability and Resilient Communities

Woody Powell, Cary McClelland, and Nicole Taylor

Salon 11

Influencing Policy for Climate Change

Mark Heising, Vance Wagner, Trevor Houser, and Devra Wang

Salon 12

Funding our Future: Early Childhood Education

Liz Simons, Dan Schwartz, and Deborah Stipek

Salon 13

Philanthropy as Society’s Strategic Risk Capital: Funding the Future through R & D

Jeremy Weinstein, Xin Liu, and Rob Reich

Salon 14

Advocacy as a Tool for Social Change

Paul Brest, Sampriti Ganguli, and Rosemary E. Fei

Salon 15

Getting Started: Donor Communities, Giving Circles, and Philanthropic Resources 

Catherine Crystal Foster, Danielle Gram, Erinn Andrews, Renee Kaplan, and Linda Lazor 

Salon 16

Mastering Systems Change: Balancing Global Solutions and Local Impact

Johanna Mair, Christian Seelos, and Ben Affleck



Reports and articles

Research Paper

Universal Basic Income: Safety Net 2.0

Dec 2017
By Juliana Bidadanure

Research Paper

Place, Scale, and Depth of Impact: Place-based Philanthropy

Dec 2017
By Maeve Richards

Article, Research Paper

A Mistmatch in Philanthropic Interest and Support

Dec 2017
By Caitriona Fay

Article, Research Paper

Innovating Philanthropy

Dec 2017
By Kathleen Kelly Janus

Article, Research Paper

Globalizing Philanthropy

Dec 2017
By Eric Nee

Research Paper

From Innovation to Impact: How Philanthropy Can Support Problem-Solving

Dec 2017
By Kathleen Kelly Janus

Research Paper

Effective Altruism: Doing the Most Good

Dec 2017
By Hilary Cohen and Rob Reich

Research Paper

Designing for Strategic Philanthropy

Dec 2017
By Paul Brest and Nadia Roumani

Research Paper

Can Philanthropy Help Protect Democracy?

Dec 2017
By Lucy Bernholz

Research Paper

Cultivating the Next Generation of Givers

Dec 2017
By Kim Laughton

Research Paper

Beyond Funding: Leveraging Your Full Philanthropic Toolkit

Dec 2017
By Anne Marie Burgoyne and Will Fowler