We would like to formally invite you to register your participation in this year’s Nonprofit Leadership Symposium. Consistent with our past gatherings, we promise again an informative, thought-provoking, engaging program that aims to inspire continued purposeful philanthropy with measurable impact.
We were deprived of the opportunity to meet in person last year, and as we start to turn the corner on the COVID-19 crisis, we are pleased to bring you this year a hybrid program that consists of both in-person and virtual participation options for Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23. Please indicate the manner in which you plan to participate during the registration process. Of course, we will understand should you need to make any changes due to unforeseen circumstances, as we will also remain flexible and adapt our programming to ensure ease of participation. In-person participation is recommended to take full advantage of the activities on Saturday, April 23.
Herewith is our current agenda. Please stay tuned for additional updates as we approach the event start date. We hope to see many of you in person or virtually on April 22 and 23.
Rodney E. Slater
Friday, April 22, 2022
Squire Patton Boggs: 2550 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037
1 – 2 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks – Frederick R. Nance, Co-Global Managing Partner and Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs
The Squire Patton Boggs Foundation and Its Deans’ Circle – Together, We Can Do Even More John Oberdorfer, President, Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Marni Lennon, The Deans' Circle; University of Miami School of Law, Assistant Dean, Public Interest & Pro Bono; and Director, HOPE Public Interest Resource Center & Lecturer in Law
Presentation Practical Considerations in the Formation of Tax-exempt Organizations Associated With a Business (e.g., Squire Patton Boggs Foundation) George J. Schutzer, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
2 – 3 p.m.
Panel Discussion Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Moderators: Tony Barash and Terri Hanson, ConTextos; ALI, 2010
Panelists: Keith Benson, Founder, The Department of PEACE (Political, Economic, Academic, Cultural Environmental); ALI, 2020 Vivian Derryck, Concerned Citizens Defending Democracy; ALI, 2009 Janice Brooks, National Congress of Black Women; ALI, 2020 Paul Irving, Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; founding Chair, Milken Institute’s Center for the Future of Aging; ALI 2010
3 – 4 p.m.
Fireside Chat Clarence Otis, Lead Director of Verizon and Chair, Jazz at Lincoln Center; former CEO of Darden Restaurants
4 – 5 p.m.
Closing Session Young Leaders and Youth Leadership Development Moderators: Corrine Irish, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs; Presidential Leadership Scholar Austin Harrison, Associate, Squire Patton Boggs; Civility Leadership Institute Fellow
Panelists: Kiya Jones, Ron Brown Scholar Program; Program Director, Guided Pathway Support Program Doris Crenshaw, Founder, Southern Youth Leadership Development Program Paxton Baker, Chairman, Congressional Awards Foundation Derrick A. Humphries, Immediate Past Chair of Epsilon Boule Education Foundation Wanda Jackson, Senior VP Human Resources, National Urban League; Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) Danguole Altman, Co-Chair, Baltic American Freedom Foundation; Professional Internship Program
5 – 6 p.m.
Reception – Host Michael A. Curto, Managing Partner, Washington, DC, Office, Squire Patton Boggs
6 – 8 p.m.
Dinner and Featured Presentation La Perla Restaurant: 2600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC (adjacent to Squire Patton Boggs)
Russia, Ukraine – The West Was Never a Threat Ambassador Michael Polt, Senior Director, McCain Institute; Member of Board of Directors of Baltic American Freedom Foundation
Saturday, April 23, 2022 Democracy: Arkansas, The Delta Region, America and the World
8 – 9 a.m.
Private Tour – National Archives Exhibit Space National Archives Rotunda Galleries – McGowan Theater: 701 Constitution Avenue, NW, Special Events Entrance
9 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome Patrick Madden, Executive Director, National Archives Foundation
Michele L. Connell, Co-Global Managing Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Fireside Chat Thurgood Marshall, Jr.
9:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Plenary Panels Master Facilitator: Jim Honan, Senior Lecturer on Education, Harvard University
William Hines Furbush Bust, Lee County, Arkansas (9:45 – 10:45 a.m.) Steve Higginbothom, Farmer and former Arkansas State Senator Roy C. Lewellen, Marianna City Attorney and former State Senator
Monuments and Memorials Plenary Panel – Elaine Memorial, Phillips County, Arkansas (9:45 – 10:45 a.m.) Dr. Kyle Miller, Executive Director, Delta Cultural Center (Helena, Arkansas) Rayman Solomon, University Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus, Rutgers University
The Power of the Word – Free Speech and Principles of Democracy (10:45 – 11:45 a.m.) Judy Perry Martinez, Former President, American Bar Association, 2019 – 2020; ALI, 2015 Kim Tignor, Co-Founder, She Will Rise Walter Sutton, Professor, University of Texas at Dallas; Immediate Past Chair, Wiley College Board of Trustees; Past President, National Bar Association J. Terry Edmonds, Chief Speechwriter, Former President William Jefferson Clinton; Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, 2021; ALI, 2021 Dennis Beagen, Regent Eastern Michigan University; Famed Coach Eastern Michigan University National Championship Forensics Team Harry Johnson, The King Memorial
11:45 a.m. – Noon
Depart for Washington Nationals Stadium: 1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants
For more information on the symposium, please contact Michelle Esso.