2018 35th Anniversary National Conference & HIPGivers Gala


Investing in Leaders, Justice, & Opportunity for All



April 5-6, 2018

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Come to connect. Stay to celebrate.



Alejandra Ceja

Executive Director 

Panasonic Foundation 

Alejandra Y. Castillo, Esq.



Amalia Greenberg Delgado

Director of U.S. Programs and Operations 

Hispanics in Philanthropy 

Ana Marie Argilagos


Hispanics in Philanthropy 

Antonia Hernández

President & CEO 

California Community Foundation 

Arturo Vargas

Executive Director 


Ben Monterroso

Executive Director 

Mi Familia Vota 

Carmen Rita Wong

Founder & CEO 

Malecon Productions 

Catalina Ruiz-Navarro


Volcánica Magazine 

Christal Jackson


Head and Heart Philanthropy 

Christine Switzer

Regional Director of Philanthropic Strategies 

Fidelity Charitable 

Cristina Tzintzún

Executive Director 


Dana Preston

Program Manager, Gender-Focused Initiatives 

Hispanics in Philanthropy 

Denice Frohman

Award-Winning Poet 


Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D.

President & CEO 

Silicon Valley Community Foundation 

Faith Mitchell

President & CEO 

Grantmakers in Health 

Frankie Miranda

Senior Vice President 

Hispanic Federation 

Gabriella Gomez

Deputy Director, Postsecondary Policy, Advocacy & Communications 

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 

Gaby Pacheco

Director of Advocacy, Development, and Communications 


Gilbert R. Cisneros

President and Co-Founder 

The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation 

Gracia Goya

Executive Vice President 

Hispanics in Philanthropy 

Jacqueline Khor

Vice President for Programs 

College Futures Foundation 

James W. Head

President & CEO 

East Bay Community Foundation 

José García

Program Officer, Future of Work 

Ford Foundation 

La June Montgomery Tabron

President and CEO 

W.K. Kellogg Foundation 

Luz Vega-Marquis

President & CEO 

Marguerite Casey Foundation 

Manuel Pastor



Margarita Maria Parra

Program Officer, Environment 

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation 

Maribel Cifuentes, RN, BSN

Portfolio Director 

The Colorado Health Foundation 

Mary Skelton Roberts

Senior Program Officer 

Barr Foundation 

Maurice Jones

President & CEO 

Local Initiatives Support Corporation 

Monica Ramírez

President and Co-Founder 

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas 

Nelson Colón


Puerto Rico Community Foundation 

Patrick McCarthy

President and CEO 

The Annie E. Casey Foundation 

Ronn Richard

President & CEO 

The Cleveland Foundation 

Rosie Rios

43rd Treasurer of the United States 

United States 

Sandra​ ​L.​ ​Vargas

CEO​ ​&​ ​President​ ​(Retired) 

Minneapolis​ ​Foundation 

Stacie Olivares-Castain

Senior Advisor, Impact Investment and Blockchain 

State of California 

Stacy Palmer


The Chronicle of Philanthropy 

Theo Oshiro

Deputy Director 

Make the Road New York 

Tony Mestres

President & CEO 

Seattle Foundation 

Victor Santiago Pineda

President of World Enabled and the Global Alliance for Accessible Technology and Environments (GAATES) 


Xavier de Souza Briggs

Vice President 

Economic Opportunities and Markets 





The Hispanics in Philanthropy 35th Anniversary Conference is not an opportunity for solicitation of any kind, including asking for business, fund management, or grants. All types of solicitation are strictly prohibited.


Non-Member Pricing

  • $650

    Leadership conference and gala

  • $375

    Gala only

  • $350

    Conference only


Member Pricing

  • $600

    Leadership conference and gala

  • $325

    Gala only

  • $300

    Conference only



Our event is made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Director of Development, Danielle Sherman, at danielle.sherman@hiponline.org or (415) 223-8269.



Event Schedule




HIP 35th Anniversary Conference & HIPGivers Awards Gala

  • 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM: Conference Registration
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Pre-Conference Event: HIP NGen Líderes Forum

       Speaker: Margarita Maria Parra, Hewlett Foundation

  • 10:00 AM- 1:30 PM: Pre-Conference Event: Investing in Latino Leadership for Health Equity and Justice (co-hosted with Grantmakers in Health)

       Moderator: Faith Mitchell, President & CEO, Grantmakers in Health


  • Amalia Greenberg Delgado, Director of US Programs and Operations, HIP
  • Ellen Braff-Guajardo, Senior Program Officer, Sierra Health Foundation
  • Samuel Nuñez, Executive Director, Fathers & Families of San Joaquin
  • Ana Tellez, Communications Director, Human Impact Partners
  • 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM:  Kickoff Performance

       Performer: Denice Frohman, award-winning poet

  • 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM:  Welcome Remarks


  • Nelson Colón, President & CEO, Puerto Rico Community Foundation
  • Ana Marie Argilagos, President, Hispanics in Philanthropy
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Opening Plenary: Across Race & Place: Disrupting Inequality and Injustice


  • Xavier de Souza Briggs, VP Economic Opportunity & Markets, Ford Foundation
  • Luz Vega Marquis, President & CEO, Marguerite Casey Foundation
  • 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM: Afternoon Plenary: Visión: Finding the Courage to Lead in the Unknown

       Introduction: Ronn Richard, President & CEO, Cleveland Foundation

       Moderator: Sandy Vargas, former President & CEO, Minneapolis Foundation


  • Nelson Colón, President & CEO, Puerto Rico Community Foundation
  • Tony Mestres, President & CEO, Seattle Foundation
  • Antonia Hernandez, President & CEO, California Community Foundation
  • James Head, President & CEO, East Bay Community Foundation
  • 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Board Chair’s Reception
  • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Trustees Dinner (by Invitation Only)
  • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Free Time to Network and Dine Around Town 




  • 7:30 AM – 8:20 AM:  Breakfast / Hot Topic Table Talks
  • 7:30 AM – 8:20 AM: Building Broader Communities in the Americas Initiative – Breakfast Roundtable
  • 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM:  Remarks & HIP Membership Meeting


  • Gracia Goya, Executive Vice President, Hispanics in Philanthropy
  • Nelson Colón, President & CEO, Puerto Rico Community Foundation
  • 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM: Flash Talk

       Speaker: Victor Santiago Pineda, President, World Enabled and the Global Alliance for Accessible Technology and Environments (GAATES)

  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Opening Plenary: Not Your Abuela’s Philanthropy

       Moderator: Mary Skelton Roberts, ​Senior Program Officer, Barr Foundation


  • Christal Jackson, Founder & President, Head and Heart Philanthropy
  • Emmett Carson, President & CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Christine Switzer, Regional Director of Philanthropic Strategies, Fidelity Charitable
  • Gilbert Cisneros, President, Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation
  • Stacy Palmer, Editor, The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM:   A Conversation: ​Building a Brighter Future for Children, Families & Communities​


  • Ana Marie Argilagos, President, Hispanics in Philanthropy
  • Patrick McCarthy, President & CEO, Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM:
  • Concurrent Breakout A​: Investing in our Future: Children & Youth

       Moderator: Gabriella ​Gomez,​ Deputy Director, Gates Foundation


  • Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director, Panasonic Foundation
  • Jackie Khor, Vice President for Programs, College Futures Foundation
  • Maribel Cifuentes, Portfolio Director, Colorado Health Foundation
  • Alejandra Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA
  • Concurrent Breakout B​: The Future of Work and Wealth


  • Stacie Olivares-Castain, Senior Advisor, Impact Investment and Blockchain, State of California
  • Carmen Rojas, CEO, The Workers Lab
  • Jose Garcia, Program Officer, Ford Foundation
  • Maurice Jones, President & CEO, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • Concurrent Breakout C: Neither Here nor There: Displacement in Latino Communities

       Moderator: Sarah Reyes, Communications Director, The California Endowment.


  • Gaby Pacheco, Director of Advocacy, Development, and Communications, TheDreamUs.
  • Jill Marie Bussey, Director of Advocacy, CLINIC
  • Frankie Miranda, Senior Vice President, Hispanic Federation
  • Victor Hugo Manuel Alcantara, Co-Founder, Otros Dreams en Acción
  • 12:15 PM – 12:25 PM: Lunch Welcome & Human Rights Video: ​Being a Woman: A State of Risk
  • 12:45 PM – 1:00 PM:  Flash Talk

       Speaker: Rosie Rios, 43rd Treasurer of the United States

  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Latinas Lunch Plenary: ​Latinas Crossing the Line                                                    

       Introduction: Dana Preston, Senior Program Manager, HIP

       Moderator: Carmen Rita Wong, Author, TV & Print Journalist, CEO, Malecon Productions


  • Cristina Tzintzún, Executive Director, JOLT
  • Monica Ramirez, Co-Founder, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
  • Catalina Ruiz-Navarro, Editor, Volcánica Magazine
  • Paloma Adams-Allen, President, Inter-American Foundation
  • 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM: Town hall: 2020: ​Latino Blueprint for Charting America’s Future ​


  • Manuel Pastor, Sociology Professor, USC
  • Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, NALEO Educational Fund
  • La June Montgomery Tabron, President & CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Ben Monterroso, Executive Director, Mi Familia Vota
  • 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM: Cocktail Reception 
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: HIPGivers Awards Gala


  • Technology​: Ysiad Ferreiras, COO, Hustle
  • Education​: Jacki Cisneros, VP & Co-Founder, Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation
  • Gender Equity​: Helen Torres, Executive Director, HOPE
  • Homelessness​: Dr. Pedro Jose Greer, Professor of Medicine, Florida International University
  • RWJF Health Equity Award: Janeth Tapia, Outreach Coordinator, North Carolina Farmworkers Project
  • 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM:  Entertainment: Making Movies


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San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 296-7465

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Marisa Aurora @MarisaAuroraICF
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Sarah Ramirez‏ @BeHealthyTulare
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Nancy Ramirez Arriaga‏ @NRamirezArriaga
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Cid Wilson‏ @CidWilson
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Luz Vega-Marquis‏ @LuzVegaMarquis
Great conversation this morning on building #equity through giving and connecting at @BeHIPGive conference #LatinosGive

Kathy Reich‏ @kdreich
Thanks @BeHIPGive for giving me chance to speak about philanthropy in challenging times at your conference this AM #latinosgive

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