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The 2021 Media Impact Forum
Session 4 is Wednesday, May 19
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October 2019—
16—18
10:30 am—12:15 pm

Chicago Marriott Downtown
Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Family foundations only.

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NCFP’s National Forum on Family Philanthropy brings philanthropic families and leaders together for two and a half days of peer networking and thought provoking conversations led by some of the greatest thought leaders in family giving. Forum sessions feature the perspectives of donors and family members, and senior leaders in an environment that fosters both confidential and candid discussions.

Media Impact Funders will be partnering with NCFP to organize a session.

On the second evening of the conference, Thursday, Oct. 17, from 4:30-6 p.m., don’t miss Clips and Conversation with America to Mea 10-part documentary series that presents an exclusive look into an academic year at suburban Chicago’s Oak Park and River Forest High School. Students, teachers and administrators from one of the country’s highest performing and diverse public schools are profiled in the face of decades-old racial and educational inequities. The series delves into the experiences of the racially diverse student population, sparking conversations about what has and has not succeeded in the quest to achieve racial equity and overcome bias in education.

During the session, we’ll watch several clips and have a conversation with a panel about the role giving families can play in shifting the narrative around race issues. We’ll also explore how to create a film campaign that mirrors the fundamentals of issue campaigning, and the role that independent filmmakers can play in fostering greater understanding of pressing social issues.

We’ll offer updates as we confirm panelists.


If you are a foundation or a philanthropy-serving organization (PSO) that would like to collaborate on a panel, workshop, webinar, screening, or simply need help connecting with a speaker, we want to hear from you. Learn more about our collaborative events.