TPI Celebrates 20th with One-Day Symposium

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

20 Years in Pursuit of Deep Social Impact
A Look Back. A Look Ahead.

TPI would like to extend a warm 'thank you' to all of our clients and friends who joined us in such a thought provoking and inspiring celebration of twenty years in pursuit of deep social impact.   The follow video is a peek into the conversations that engaged us throughout the day. In this six minute video you will hear thoughts from Ellen Remmer, Peter Karoff, Bob Hohler, Angelica Berrie, Ken Novack, John Abele and Melinda Marble.

Special thanks to the Philanthropic Management Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for donating their conference facilities.


11:00 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks   Location: Auditorium

What’s Needed for Deep Social Change
Ellen Remmer, President and CEO, TPI

11:30 a.m. Plenary Discussion Panel   Location: Auditorium

20 Years at the Forefront
Peter Karoff, TPI Founding Chairman, and a panel of TPI clients will talk to paradigm shifts over 20 years of social investing.

Panel: Angelica Berrie, Russell Berrie Foundation, Robert Hohler, The Melville Charitable Trust, Ken Novack, Mintz Levin

12:45 p.m. Lunch  Location:  America and Longlane Rooms

1:30 p.m.   
Leadership in a Time of Permanent Crisis   Location: America Room
Marty Linsky, Cambridge Leadership Associates

2:15 p.m. Peer Learning & Discussion   Location: 2nd Flr


  • Corporate Strategies for Enhancing Social Impact in a Changing Market
    Facilitators: Bruce Gobdel, Crowe Horwath, LLP, Jim Coutré, TPI
    Location: Ship Portrait Room, 2nd Flr
  • Environmental Challenges and the Role of Philanthropy
    Facilitators: Laurie Gabriel, Leslie Harroun, Oak Foundation, Lisa Spalding, TPI
    Location: Cape Ann Room, 2nd Flr
  • Philanthropic Strategies for Revitalizing Communities
    Ken Nickerson, Eos Foundation, Andrea Silbert, Eos Foundation, Barbara Lawrence, Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation, Leslie Pine, TPI
    Location: Back Bay Room, 2nd Flr
  • Investing in Social Impact Across the Globe
    Facilitators: Karen Keating Ansara, Ansara Family Fund, Kathy Calvin, United Nations Foundation, Paula Johnson, TPI
    Location: China Trade Room, 2nd Flr
  • More than Passion: Families Coming Together to Meet Critical Social Needs
    Facilitators: Leonard Tow, Tow Foundation, Emily Tow Jackson , Tow Foundation, Steve Johnson, TPI
    Location: Porcelain Room, 2nd Flr
  • The Future of the Nonprofit Sector and the Changing Role of Philanthropy
    Facilitators: Geales Sands, Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation, Vincent McGee, The Atlantic Philanthropies, Joanne Duhl, TPI
    Location: International B Room, 2nd Flr

3:15 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. Report Outcomes of Peer Learning   Location: Auditorium

4:20 p.m. Plenary Discussion Panel   Location: Auditorium

Prognostications for the Future
Ellen Remmer facilitates a discussion about what the next 20 years will bring and how philanthropy can shape our future.

Panel: John Abele, Boston Scientific Corporation, Melinda Marble, Barr Foundation, Kerry Sullivan, Bank of America

5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks, Peter Karoff   Location: Auditorium

5:30 p.m. Reception   Location: America Room, 2nd Flr

For more informaion please send an email to chanshaw [at] or call 617-338-2590.