Center for Digital Information Presents National Philanthropy Panel

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The Patterson Foundation to Participate on Philanthropy in the Digital Public Dialogue Panel in Los Angeles

Through our partnerships, we are advocates for innovation and 21st century thinking in communicating philanthropic impact.

The Center for Digital Information, a leader in the rethinking of how the policy research community shares findings in a digital society, will host The Patterson Foundation, Case Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation among other thought leaders during a panel on philanthropy and the digital public dialogue at the Council on Foundations annual meeting April 30 in Los Angeles.

Led by Center for Digital Information Founding Director Jeff Stanger, thought leaders will share the challenges and opportunities for philanthropy in an increasingly digitized public debate.

“We must continue the conversation on philanthropy’s role in a digitally dynamic world,” said Debra Jacobs, president and CEO of The Patterson Foundation. “Through our partnerships, we are advocates for innovation and 21st century thinking in communicating philanthropic impact. I welcome the opportunity to participate.”

Session participants include:
Geoffrey Cowan, President, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands
Ernest James Wilson III, Dean, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California
Michael Delli Carpini, Dean, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
Lucy Bernholz, Managing Director, Arabella Advisors
Marta Tellado, Vice President, Communications, Ford Foundation
Debra Jacobs, President and CEO, The Patterson Foundation
Matt James, President and CEO, The Center for the Next Generation
Michael Smith, Senior Vice President, Social Innovation, The Case Foundation
Mayur Patel, Vice President, Strategy and Assessment, Knight Foundation
Mary Lou Fulton, Senior Program Manager, The California Endowment

Watch the panel live stream April 30 at 3:30 pm EST/12:30 PST at or follow and submit questions during the session on Twitter using #cdicof.

About The Patterson Foundation
The Patterson Foundation believes that through communications, technology, and financial innovations, improvements may be achieved that transcend any single issue, entity, or geographic area. The Foundation provides resources to facilitate, expedite and share methods, techniques and tools, joining with others in creating new realities. For more information, please visit


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