2016-17 Philanthropy Dialogue Series

Dialogue #1: Food Insecurity: What and Where is It?

Alicia McCabe, Massachusetts State Director of No Kid Hungry at Share Our Strength
Sasha Purpura, Executive Director of Food for Free*
Lydia Sisson, Founding Co-Director of Mill City Grows*
Francey Slater, M.Ed, Founding Co-Director of Mill City Grows*


Dialogue #2: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education: Why is it important and what is being done in our school communities to foster the love of science?

Lonsdale Koester, Executive Director, Science Club for Girls*
Dr. Elizabeth Scott, Associate Professor of Biology, Co-Director of the Center for Hygiene and Health, Simmons College of Arts and Sciences
Nadwa Ibrahim, currently a junior at Simmons College majoring in science and Mentee of Liz Scott and Science Club for Girls*
Erika Angle, Director, Science from Scientists


Dialogue #3: Barriers and Contributors to School Success

Cheryl Opper, Founder and Executive Director, School on Wheels Massachusetts*
Toni Elka, Founder and Executive Director, Future Chefs*
Mickey Cockrell, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Catie’s Closet*


Special Dialogue on Immigration: Know Your Rights: A Community Dialogue for Immigrants and Their Allies

Anita Sharma, Executive Director of Political Asylum Immigration Representation Project (PAIR)*
Seth Purcell, Staff Attorney at PAIR*
Adelina Janiak, Immigration Initiative Project Coordinator, Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement
Doris Cristobal, asylee, activist, and organizer, 32BJ SEIU


Dialogue #4: Child Advocacy

Kelley Lane, Founder and Executive Director, Sibling Connections*
Charles Lerner, Executive Director, Boston CASA*
Jerry Mogul, Executive Director, Massachusetts Advocates for Children


Dialogue #5: What Can Non-profits and Their Allies Do to Advance Social and Economic Rights for Women?

Miki Akimoto, Senior Vice President Practice Expert, Foundations & Grantmaking, U.S. Trust
Sue Covitz, Executive Director, Families First*
Danielle PiskadloBoard MemberBudget Buddies*


*TPC Grantee