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Luz Vega-Marquis Announced to Speak at the Charities Review Council's Annual Forum 2012


The inspiring task of achieving societal change continually motivates our sector to think big, get creative, and work together. Building a culture where “Change Is Possible” is what the Marguerite Casey Foundation does best. According to President and CEO Luz Vega-Marquis, building this foundation for social change depends on the critical role of capacity building through effective partnerships.

Join the Charities Review Council for this year’s Annual Forum luncheon to discuss Building a Foundation for Social Change with keynote Luz Vega-Marquis, President and CEO of Marguerite Casey Foundation.

The Charities Review Council’s Annual Forum 2012 luncheon brings together hundreds of nonprofit, business, philanthropic, and community leaders to discuss issues of ethics, accountability, and how to promote an improved sector.

Luz Vega-Marquis is President and CEO of Marguerite Casey Foundation, where she oversees the foundation’s $600 million endowment and $30 million grantmaking budget. Ms. Vega-Marquis has positioned the foundation as a leader in movement building by shaping its grantmaking strategies to support a nationwide movement of low-income families.  Ms. Vega-Marquis pioneers the role funders play in cultivating effective partnerships leading to capacity building to address and achieve societal change as illustrated by the Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Equal Voice Youth Empowerment Project.

Ms. Vega-Marquis is a founder of Hispanics in Philanthropy and has served on numerous boards, including those of The California Wellness Foundation, Council on Foundations, Katalysis Foundation, Northern California Grantmakers and the Women’s Foundation of California. She currently serves on the board of directors of Independent Sector and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.