Philanthropy Live!

Sponsor: The Redwoods Group 
 
Due to the pandemic, local community service projects are not possible for NAYDO 2021 but Philanthropy Live! is focusing instead on an important community issue.   "In a racist society, it is not enough to be be non-racist. We must be anti-racist." Angela Davis' words provide the focus for a 2-part virtual workshop series designed by the facilitators-Kevin Trapani, President and CEO of The Redwoods Group and Tim Helm, President and CEO of the Gateway Region YMCA, Host Y for NAYDO 2021.


Part 1: The Anti-Racist YMCA: How Are We Called to Serve?
Sponsor: The Redwoods Group
Thursday, April 15
Facilitators: Kevin Trapani, The Redwoods Group and Tim Helm, Gateway Region YMCA

As 2020 events have shown, America faces a deep reckoning around how racism manifests itself in our cultures, our institutions and our power structures - including organizations such as the Y that have at their very core the words in John 17:21 "That they all may be one." Dismantling these manifestations will take time, and it will take real, strategic work. Yet it is exactly waht the Y is called to do at moments in history like these.  This workshop will include a discussion between expert panelists, Y insiders, and veterans of anit-racism work from across the country. Together, we will explore how institutional racism shows up within the Y, and within the communities we serve, and we will identify practical strategies for countering it.
 
Part 2: The Anti-Racist YMCAs: Funding the Work
Sponsor: The Redwoods Group
Thursday, April 15
Facilitators: Kevin Trapani, The Redwoods Group and Tim Helm, Gateway Region YMCA

If dismantling racism takes time and real work, then there needs to be funding for that work - for internal efforts to address racism within the Y as well as for outreach efforts to become more pro-active anti-racism advocates, organizers and providers in the community. This panel will consist fo national and local philanthropic funders of anti-racist programs and initiatives. Together, we will explore proven strategies for ensuring sustainable, long-term funding and engaged partners who can enhance and inform your efforts.