2022 Foundation Conversation

October 20, 2022 Virtual Event

New Priorities for Changing Times: A Webinar Series

CIC’s biennial Conversation between Foundation Officers and College and University Presidents (Foundation Conversation) is designed to help campus leaders understand why foundations choose the areas of support that they do and why they choose to fund certain projects in order to serve their larger purposes. During a time of great transformation among many of the national funders that support higher education, it is especially valuable to hear directly from program officers about foundations’ new priorities and how the colleges and universities in CIC’s sector can collaborate with them to reach their goals.

The 2022 Foundation Conversation on “New Priorities for Changing Times” will be held virtually in three webinars on October 3, October 13, and October 20. Each webinar will place program officers from two foundations in conversation on a shared priority that it also of great interest to the independent higher education sector.

Who Should Participate?

​For the first time, CIC is widening access to the Foundation Conversation to include chief academic officers and chief advancement officers as well as presidents of CIC member institutions.

This webinar series is offered free of charge to all CIC member institutions. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.


College to Career Pathways

October 3 at 2:30 p.m. EDT

Farhad Asghar, Program Officer, Pathways to Postsecondary Success, Carnegie Corporation of New York
Dave Clayton, Senior Vice President for Research, Strada Education Network

Building a Diverse STEM Pipeline to Careers and the Professoriate

October 13 at 2:30 p.m. EDT

Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves, Director, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation
Lorelle Espinosa, Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Social Justice through the Humanities

October 20 at 2:30 p.m. EDT

Carolyn Dinshaw, Senior Program Officer, Mellon Foundation
Tamara Tweel, Program Director, Teagle Foundation

Contact Information

If you have registration questions, please contact Samantha Sabalis, CIC director of development, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at ssabalis@cic.edu.