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Cross-Team Collaborations

Monday, October 7, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Washington C, Third Floor

Organized by Jessica Garz, Program Officer, Thriving Cultures, Surdna Foundation, and Judilee Reed, Program Director, Surdna Foundation.

Moderated by Regina Smith, Senior Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation. Presented by Stacy Barbas, Senior Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation, and Jane Golden, Executive Director, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.

Addressing society’s most challenging issues requires creative solutions from unlikely partners with different skills and a collective marshaling of resources. Working exclusively in our silos might be a thing of the past. Foundation staffs are strategically and intentionally working across internal portfolios to invest in creative interventions in intractable community problems. Could this be the new normal? This dialogue will begin with case studies of cross-team funding of two organizations, Mural Arts Program and Cornerstone Theater Company. It will focus on how internal alliances can support mutually beneficial priorities and contribute to improving conditions for vulnerable populations.