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Webinar: What if We Used Wealth to Heal, not Harm?

What if we used wealth to heal, not harm? What if money was spent trying out concepts that challenge or shatter the structures and systems that have created inequity and disparity?

This is the core argument explored by author and nationally-recognized philanthropy expert and Schott Foundation Vice President Edgar Villanueva in his new book Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance. Using his own personal experiences as a Native American grant-maker and foundation executive (along with field data and dozens of funder interviews) Villanueva reveals the racial and colonialist dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance, including banks, investment funds, and aid organizations.

Join Schott as we continue to engage in lively conversations about how foundations can lead with racial equity and better serve the needs of communities of color. Speakers for this webinar include Chicago-based funders Megan Bang (Spencer Foundation), Bruce Boyd (Arabella Advisors), and Angelique Power (Field Foundation).

Come with questions, insights, and calls to action!
Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #GrassrootsEd.

Our speakers will include:
  • Megan Bang, Senior Vice President, Spencer Foundation
  • Bruce Boyd, Principal and Senior Managing Director, Arabella Advisors
  • Angelique Power, President, The Field Foundation of Illinois
  • Edgar Villanueva (moderator), Vice President of Programs & Advocacy, Schott Foundation for Public Education