Giving Smarter in the Age of COVID-19

2020 Global Conference

Giving Smarter in the Age of COVID-19



October 20 at 9:00 am PDT/12:00 pm EDT


Since March 2020, routines have been disrupted and economies have contracted. Millions of people are grieving for lost loved ones and lost ways of life. The crisis, however, offers an unprecedented opportunity for philanthropists to lead a global reset of systems that have long been in disarray. Funders from major philanthropic sectors—biomedical research, mental health and education, mental health and wellness, and the environment—will propose and analyze steps philanthropists and foundations can take to "give smarter" in the age of COVID-19, with the goal of building back a better world for all.



Cindy L. Citrone
Founder and CEO, Citrone 33 Foundation

Ellen Dorsey
Executive Director, Wallace Global Fund

Obi Felten
Head of getting moonshots ready for contact with the real world, X (Alphabet)

Marilyn Simons
President, Simons Foundation



Cara Altimus
Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute

Published October 20, 2020