Programme Agenda


  • Neworking Time
  • Administrative/ Registration
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Plenary Sessions


Tuesday, February 21

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Pre-conference Registration Available

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Pre-Launch of the Report   A New Global Picture of Organizations Serving Philanthropy (by invitation only)


1:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Workshop on Global Landscape of Philanthropy Report (by invitation only)

4:10 pm – 6:30 pm

Workshop on Enabling Environment  for Philanthropy and Civil Society (by invitation only)


Wednesday, February 22

7:30 am


Registration is also available on the 21st from 10:00—17:00

9:00 am – 9:40 am

Welcoming Ceremony

Opening Remarks:

Maria Chertok, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Russia & Chairman of the Board, WINGS


Welcome Remarks:

Manuel Arango, Cemefi;

Jorge V. Villalobos Grzybowicz, Cemefi & WINGSForum Host Committee Co-Chair


Master of Ceremonies:

Jenny Hodgson, Global Fund for Community Foundations & Chair, WINGSForum Planning Committee

9:40 am – 10:50 am

Philanthropy: Friend or Foe of Social Justice?


Jenny Hodgson,Global Fund for Community Foundations & Chair, WINGSForum Planning Committee



Laura Garcia, Semillas;

Kumi Naidoo, The African Civil Society Initiative;

Ananth Padmanabhan, Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI)

10:50 am – 11:10 am

Networking & Exhibitions

11:10 am – 12:30 am

Fighting for Change: Philanthropy’s Influence on the Enabling Environment for Civil Society Globally


Natalie Ross, Council on Foundations


Amitabh Behar, National Foundation of India;

Eduardo Bohórquez López, Transparencia Mexicana;

Janet Naumi Mawiyoo, Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF);

Adam Pickering, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)


12:30 pm – 12:55 pm

Launch of  the WINGS Report  A New Global Picture of Organizations Serving Philanthropy


Barry Knight, CENTRIS

Lawrence McGill, Foundation Center

Pamela Ribeiro, WINGS

12:55 pm – 1:15 pm

WINGS and DAFNE Present the 4Cs: an Assessment Framework to Keep the Grim Reaper of Evaluations at Bay!

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Lunch &  Affinity Tables

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Emerging Approaches Claiming Rights, Building Assets: What Role for Community Philanthropy in Advancing Just and Equitable Societies? Presented by: Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF)

Global Issues Complex Challenges in Cities: Philanthropy’s Role in Urban Development Presented by: European Foundation Centre

Stronger Infrastructure Building Philanthropy Infrastructure Presented by: African Philanthropy Network (APN), Grace Kennedy Foundation, Rede Iberoamericana de Fundações Cívicas ou Comunitárias & SAANED 

Policy and Participation Are We Failing Civil Society? Seeking Solidarity and Commitment on Donor Responses to the Closing Space Presented by: Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Networking  &  Exhibitions

4:15 pm – 5:45 pm

Social Problems, Business Solutions: Myth or Fact?


Naila Farouky, Arab Foundation Forum


Matias Bendersky, Inter-American Development Bank

Edwin Ou, Skoll Foundation

Dominique Lemaistre, Fondation De France

5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Not Business as Usual – How Some Businesses are Defending Civil Society and How Their Support Can Be Won


Michael Mapstone, Charities Aid Foundation


Paula Fabiani, Instituto para o Desenvolvimento do Investimento Social (IDIS)


Martha Patricia Herrera González, CEMEX

Maurice Makaloo, Ford Foundation

6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Transfer to Dinner Venue

7:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Cocktail Reception


Nacional Monte de Piedad

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Nacional Monte de Piedad Welcome Dinner & Entertainment



Nacional Monte de Piedad, Headquarters Monte de Piedad 7, Centro, ZC 06000, Mexico City.

Walking distance: 20-30 minutes

Welcome Remarks:

Javier de la Calle, CEO, Nacional Monte de Piedad

Jorge V. Villalobos Grzybowicz, Cemefi & WINGSForum Host Committee Co-Chair


Thursday, February 23

7:30 am


7:45 am – 8:45 am

Breakfast Sessions 

Local Cultures of Giving and Global Philanthropy Presented by: SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory in Arab Region

The Role of Philanthropy in Society: What’s There and What’s Next?  Presented by: Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace

8:45 am – 9:00 am

Networking Time

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Welcome & IMAGine Prize for Outstanding Service to the Sector


Benjamin Bellegy, WINGS

IMAGine 2014 Prize Recipient – Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

IMAGine 2017 Prize Recipient:
Douglas Rutzen, during his 12th year as President and CEO at The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)

9:30 am – 11:00 am

Measuring Philanthropy’s Impact: Development and  Quality of Life

Ian Bird, Community Foundations of Canada

Sofia Arroyo, Sacred Fire Foundation

Pedro Romero de Terreros, Nacional Monte de Piedad

Timotheus Lesmana Wanadjaja, Filantropi Indonesia

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Networking & Exhibitions

11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Emerging Approaches  Philanthropy and the Academy: Higher Education in the Philanthropy  Ecosystem Presented by: WINGS

Global Issues  Civic Space and Environmental Defenders in the “Most Dangerous Region in the World” Presented by: CGBD & IHRFG

Stronger Infrastructure  What Use Are We? The 4C’s: Demonstrating Philanthropy Support Organizations’ Value Presented by: WINGS & DAFNE

Policy and Participation  Philanthropy Networks & Associations Taking a Leadership Role in Public Policy Presented by: GIFE, Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers & Global Philanthropy Services

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch & Affinity Tables 

12:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Funders’ Lunch & Meeting  (by invitation only)

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Emerging Approaches  Democratizing and Digitizing Philanthropy: Lessons from the Cutting Edge of Philanthropic Practice Presented by: CAF & Johson Center for Philanthropy

Global Issues  Social Justice Philanthropy: Is it New? How can it Make a Difference? Presented by: ELLAS Filantropía, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity & Social Justice Philanthropy Network

Stronger Infrastructure  Innovative Leadership Development for Social Change-Makers Presented by: Hispanics in Philanthropy & International Community Foundation

Policy and Participation  Political Populism and Philanthropic Infrastructure Presented by:  Council on Foundations (COF)

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Networking  & Exhibitions

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Barry Gaberman Lecture: Role of Global Philanthropy in Building Bridges Among Cultures and Assuring Just Society

Welcome Remarks:
Manuel Arango, Cemefi

Christopher Harris, Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre

Key Note Speaker:
Atallah Kuttab, SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory in the Arab Region

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Transfer to Cemefi Cocktail Reception

6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Cemefi and Franz Mayer Cocktail Reception

Location: Franz Mayer Museum

Hidalgo Av. 45, Centro Histórico,
ZC 06300, Mexico City

Walking distance: Less than 10 minutes

Welcome Remarks:
Héctor Rivero Borrel, CEO, Museo Franz Mayer


Friday, February 24

8:30 am – 9:45 am

WINGS Members’ Meeting (by invitation only)

9:45 am – 10:00 am

Networking Time

10:00 am – 11:15 am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Emerging Approaches  Connecting the Dots: Working together for More Effective Civil Society  Resourcing Presented by: CIVICUS: World Allance for Citizen Participation

Global Issues  A Welcoming Opportunity for a Shared Future: Peacebuilding and Supporting Refugees Presented by: AFE, Community Foundations of Canada & SAANED

Stronger Infrastructure  Business Models for Infrastructure Organizations: Pathways to Sustainability Presented by: Charities Aid Foundation Russia & Philanthropic Foundations of Canada

Policy and Participation  The SDGs as a Tool for Improving Enabling Environments for Philanthropy Presented by: Foundation Center, OECD, NetFWD & Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors


11:15 am – 11:45 am

Networking Time

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Collective Impact through Collaboration: Dramas and Results


Tariq Cheema, World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists


Lost in Translation Players:

Samar  Haidar, Arab Human Rights Fund

Christopher Harris, Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre

Barbara Ibrahim, American University in Cairo

Barry Knight, CENTRIS

Atallah Kuttab, SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory

Tao Ze, China Foundation Center

Wendy Richardson, Global Fund for Community Foundations



Carolina Suarez, Asociación de Fundaciones Empresariales (AFE)

João Paulo Vergueiro, Brazilian Fundraisers Association (ABCR)

Ana Vanessa González Deister, Director, Fomento Social Banamex

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Closing Reflections & Invitation to WINGSForum 2020

Closing Remarks:

Jorge V. Villalobos Grzybowicz, Cemefi

Ana Toni, Instituto Clima Sociedade

Bhekinkosi Moyo, African Philanthropy Network

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Closing Lunch