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Wednesday, April 18 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Foundations as local digital inclusion partners

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Local foundations are increasingly playing leadership roles in local digital inclusion efforts. What lessons can be learned from communities with strong foundation support?

Objectives of this session:
• Understand the field of philanthropy and funding trends;
• Offer tips to build strategic relationships with local funders;
• Discuss how to convey impact/value in language a funder understands

Moderators
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Karen Hanson

Manager, Partnerships/Interagency Affairs, BroadbandUSA/NTIA
As Manager of Partnerships and Interagency Affairs, Karen Hanson promotes the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) BroadbandUSA program among government stakeholders and the philanthropic community, and coordinates interagency efforts to encourage... Read More →

Speakers
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Daniel Cohn

Vice President, Strategy, Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
Dan boomeranged back to Cleveland in 2015 after nearly ten years of city-hopping along the east coast. He currently serves as Vice President with the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, where we develops and executes grantmaking strategies in community health and public policy. Bef... Read More →
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Katy Locker

Program Director/Detroit, Knight Foundation
Katy Locker joined Knight Foundation in September 2013. In her role as Detroit program director, Locker focuses on Detroit’s unique opportunity to help the people of Detroit become more informed about the changes the city is undergoing and more engaged in being a part of the ch... Read More →
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Stephanie Powers

Vice President, Policy and Partnerships, Council on Foundations
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Leon Wilson

Chief of Digital Innovation & CIO, Cleveland Foundation
Leon Wilson, has over 25 years in the field of Information Technology, currently as the Chief of Digital Innovation & Chief Information Officer at the Cleveland Foundation. In this dual role, Leon is part of the executive committee leading the foundation’s Information & Technol... Read More →



Wednesday April 18, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
HIMSS Tech Showcase, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA