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Sunday, July 1 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Women Philanthropists: Doing It Differently
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Jackie Bezos

Jackie Bezos is co-director of the Bezos Family Foundation. She loves the intersection between a big idea and passion, what she refers to as the sweet spot of philanthropy. For the Bezos Family Foundation, that sweet spot is the field of education from birth through 12th grade. Through investments in research, public awareness, and programs, the foundation aims to elevate the field of education and improve life outcomes for children. Bezos... Read More →
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Tory Burch

Tory Burch is CEO and designer of the luxury lifestyle brand Tory Burch, which she launched in 2004 as a retail concept with multiple product categories. The collection is available at 67 boutiques, online, and in more than 1,000 select department and specialty stores worldwide. Burch has received recognition from the fashion industry, including being named Accessory Designer of the Year in 2008 by the Council of Fashion Designers of America... Read More →
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Merle Chambers

Merle Chambers is founder and president of Chambers Family Fund. She founded and operated an oil and gas company and is the first and only woman inducted into the Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Hall of Fame. Chambers created the Chambers Family Fund to provide philanthropic support for the early care and education of children, women’s economic self-sufficiency, and justice, equality, and opportunity with a focus on advocacy and public policy... Read More →
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Katie Couric

Katie Couric is an award-winning journalist and TV personality, well-known cancer advocate, and New York Times best-selling author. In September 2006, after completing a 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC’s “Today Show,” Couric became the first female solo anchor of an evening news broadcast and served as anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News.” Couric now serves as special correspondent for ABC... Read More →
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Ann B. Friedman

Ann B. Friedman is board chair of the SEED Foundation, the parent organization of the nation’s first inner-city, college-prep, public boarding schools. She also serves on the boards of Conservation International, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Aspen Institute, Aspen Music Festival, and WETA. She taught beginning reading for many years.   
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Anne Mosle

Anne Mosle is executive director of Ascend at the Aspen Institute. Ascend is a hub for breakthrough ideas and proven strategies that move parents, especially women, and their children beyond poverty. Mosle most recently served as a vice president and officer of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, where she developed two new portfolios — Family Economic Security and Civic Engagement — totaling $40 million in annual grantmaking, and had... Read More →
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Laurie Tisch

Laurie M. Tisch is president of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, a charitable enterprise that builds on a longstanding commitment to enable more New Yorkers to take advantage of the rich opportunities that the city has to offer. Tisch was the founding chair of the Center for Arts Education, where she led a fund-raising campaign that resulted in an investment of nearly $40 million in arts education programs in New York City schools. Tisch is... Read More →
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Monique Villa

Monique Villa is CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, a post she was appointed to in 2008. She has since transformed it into a strategic, high-impact, and truly global foundation that reflects the company’s expertise and business acumen. With the strong belief that information is a form of aid that can strengthen humanitarian work, spread the rule of law, and ultimately save lives, Villa has built upon... Read More →

Sunday July 1, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Greenwald Pavilion