Member Book Club: Kickoff Meeting

Open to: 
All PhilMO Members (free)
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
2:00pm to 2:30pm CDT
Online Zoom Meeting
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Program Description

Read and be inspired with us! Join your grantmaker colleagues as we launch our first-ever Philanthropy Missouri Member book discussion group. For this experience, we’ve selected a best-selling book by an author who will be speaking at the St. Louis Racial Equity Summit in August 2021: Edgar Villanueva’s Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance (2018), a critique of the sector.

At this brief 30-minute kickoff session, we’ll introduce our group co-leaders and discuss our objectives.

This book club is intended to convene and connect grantmakers who are interested in exploring sector perspectives, with the understanding that enhanced knowledge and relationships can inform our work as grantmakers and collaborators.

Group Leaders and Timeline

Discussion will be led by Treena Thompson of the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, Wendy Jaffe of the Trio Foundation of St. Louis, and Ryan Strode of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary. 

You don't have to read the book in advance of the kickoff meeting. The full book discussion will take place on July 15 from 9:00-10:30am; registration for that conversation is coming soon.

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