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How COVID-19 Will Forever Change Grantmaking

​Sponsored by SmartSimple.

As regions cautiously reopen and rapid response efforts steer towards long-term, equitable recovery, grantmakers are wondering how the lasting changes will reshape the future of giving. How can philanthropic organizations future-proof their operations for resiliency? What skills will be most critical for grantmaking professionals to adapt to new challenges and resulting culture shifts?

In this moderated panel discussion, three leading grantmakers share the unique perspectives from a community foundation, a corporate foundation, and a national charity. Gain insights into how grantmaking organizations can adapt today and become more resilient for what’s ahead.


Ann Puckett
IT Manager, Grand Rapids Community Foundation




Carlos Pagoaga
Group Director, Partnerships, The Coca-Cola Company




Kathe Elwell
Senior Director, Development Operations, YMCA of the USA




Mariana Catz
Managing Partner, Gen3