As a new Administration sets its policy agenda in motion, vulnerable communities across the country are moving to protect themselves from attack and build power across differences. Join a briefing with the coalition partners of CHANGE Philanthropy who help funders build and strengthen bridges with marginalized communities. Hear:
- Insights and updates on how the current climate is affecting communities of color, LGBTQ communities, women, young people, and a range of social justice issues;
- Thoughts on how philanthropy is responding and what more is needed; and
- Guidance on what you can do to support people/communities within your institution and beyond, regardless of how much formal power you have at work
Carly is currently the Board of Trustees Chair of the Common Counsel Foundation and Treasurer of the Highlander Research and Education Center Board of Directors. Carly has served on planning committees and presented at over 30 conferences at the intersection of equity and philanthropy. She is a proud daughter, sister, auntie, ally, friend and equity advocate. Carly’s Pawnee name is <i kita u hoo <i ]a hiks which translates into kind leader of men.
Ben Francisco Maulbeck has more than a decade of experience as a leader for LGBT rights, racial equity and social change. He has an exceptional track record of building the capacity of nonprofit organizations and leaders, raising money for underserved communities and developing and implementing innovative grantmaking initiatives.
From 2007 through 2012, Maulbeck worked at Hispanics in Philanthropy (“HIP”) in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as Vice President. During his time at HIP, he played a leadership role in launching several new programs and initiatives, including a national Latino aging initiative and a funding collaborative to strengthen education nonprofits in Puerto Rico. He also oversaw the continued success of the Funders’ Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities, a multimillion-dollar initiative to build the capacity of Latino-led nonprofits, and spearheaded a roundtable of more than 50 philanthropic leaders on LGBT Latino movement-building.
Prior to his service at HIP, Maulbeck served as the director of programs for the William Way LGBT Community Center and as a program associate at The Philadelphia Foundation. He also has significant experience providing independent consulting services to nonprofits and funders, specializing in grantmaking, fundraising, and organizational development.
Maulbeck earned a bachelor of arts at Swarthmore College and a master of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. In 2004 he organized and co-chaired the Harvard University LGBT policy and law conference, with the theme “Gay Rights as Human Rights,” exploring LGBT rights globally. His volunteer service has included the leadership of the boards of the Gay & Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative (“GALAEI”) and the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (“CHAMP”), steering both organizations through periods of executive transition.
In his spare time, Maulbeck writes fiction under the name Ben Francisco, with stories published in Best Gay Stories 2012, Realms of Fantasy and From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction.
HIP’s resident storyteller, Katherine writes, edits, and collects stories about social impact throughout Latin America to give voice to underrepresented people and encourage increased philanthropic investment in Latino communities.
Before joining HIP, Katherine was a writer, editor, and project manager at an emerging markets risk consultancy in New York City. She also previously worked at the Food Bank for New York City, where she raised awareness about food poverty and advocated for nutrition education programs for low-income students.
In her free time, Katherine loves exploring California’s natural wonders, cooking creative feasts, breathing and stretching in yoga and meditation, and reading books so good she misses her BART stop.
Huong joined AAPIP in 2014. As the Membership Program Manager, she is responsible for implementing and maintaining an effective and efficient national individual membership program. She works closely with AAPIP members and the ten regional chapters to support local programming and strategies that work to expand and mobilize resources for AAPI communities to build a more just and equitable society. Prior to her current role at AAPIP, Huong served as the Community Philanthropy Manager, supporting the National Giving Circle Network.
Prior to joining AAPIP, Huong worked in community mental health and substance abuse treatment for youth and adults at Asian American Recovery Services: A Program of HealthRIGHT 360. She also has extensive work experience in the field of Positive Youth Development where training and technical assistance to nonprofit and government agencies committed to including youth on their boards.
Huong received her MSW from San Jose State University and her BA in Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2012, she became a certified yoga instructor.
Prior to ABFE, Marcus served as program officer of community responsive grantmaking with the Cleveland Foundation and sr. program officer with Neighborhood Progress, Inc. where he supported the empowerment of individuals and families residing throughout his native city of Cleveland and the Northeast Ohio region. A long-time student of leadership development and personal transformation, Marcus is co-founder of the Consortium of Coaches of Color, principal of the African American Coaching Agenda and serves as an ontological coach to further realize his personal empowerment objectives.
Janay Richmond, Manager, Nonprofit Membership and Engagement, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy