2018 Southern California Grantmakers Annual Conference

At #SCGAnnualCon18, we’ll engage in dialogue about what brings us together in a divided world. Join over 600 colleagues from our diverse philanthropic community of private, public, family, individual and corporate change-makers for this dynamic and inspiring day. We hope to see you there!



Keynote Speaker
john a. powell


We are thrilled to announce internationally recognized expert john a. powell as this year's keynote speaker. He is the Executive Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, which supports research to generate specific prescriptions for changes in policy and practice that address disparities related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability and socioeconomics in California and nationwide. In addition to being a Professor of Law and Professor of African American Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, Professor powell holds the Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion. 


Special Performance
Daniel Beaty


During this special plenary, Daniel Beaty will share his childhood story through a personal monologue that looks into experiencing family incarceration, poverty, drug abuse and physical abuse. For years, Daniel battled low self-esteem and depression rooted in his childhood trauma and these experiences shaped his views about the importance of using a trauma-informed lens to address social inequities. He soon discovered the power of the arts to help heal childhood trauma, transform that pain into power, and inspire a new generation of change agents to dismantle the systematic racism and oppression at the core of the challenges Daniel, his father, brother, students and so many Americans face. Following his monologue, Daniel will be joined by a panel of experts that will discussed how trauma informed solutions can support philanthropic efforts in the areas of health, education, criminal justice and the arts.

$400 for NCG, SCG, and SDG members registered by August 17
$475 for NCG, SCG, and SDG members registered after August 17
$900 for non-members who meet SCG eligibility criteria.

Who May Attend
Current NCG, SCG, and SDG members and others eligible for membership. Space is limited.

Please register by clicking the "REGISTER NOW" button to the right.

Accomodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact our programs team at or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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