Do not miss this exciting opportunity to be among the best and brightest minds in sports philanthropy!!

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Monday, June 28, 2021
(All times Central U.S. Time)
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  • 8:00 am Open Networking
  • 9:00 am Monday Opening Keynote–Empowering Leadership: Developing the Next Generation of Sports Philanthropists–Jeremy Anderson
  • 10:00 am Living Your DEI Values
  • 11:00 am Breakout Session 1
  • 12:00 pm Breakout Session 2
  • 1:00 pm Midday Keynote–Richard Lapchick, Founder, The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports, Central Florida University
  • 2:00 pm Social Justice and Social Change
  • 3:00 pm Women Leading The Charge
  • 4:00 pm Breakout Session 3
  • 5:00 pm Breakout Session 4
  • 6:00 pm Closing Fireside Chat–Danny Hughes, Athletes Influence with Devean George, Building Blocks

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
(All times Central U.S. Time)
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  • 8:00 am Open Networking
  • 9:00 am Tuesday Morning Fireside Chat–Jusuf Nurkic, Portland Trail Blazers with Marc Pollick, The Giving Back Fund
  • 10:00 am Leveraging The Power from Major Sporting Events
  • 11:00 am Breakout Session 5
  • 12:00 pm Breakout Session 6 
  • 1:00 pm Midday Fireside Chat, Kojo Annan, Vector Innovation Fund with Marc Pollick, The Giving Back Fund
  • 2:00 pm European Football Clubs
  • 3:00 pm Professional Sports Teams
  • 4:00 pm Breakout Session 7 
  • 5:00 pm Breakout Session 8
  • 6:00 pm Athlete Impact Through Philanthropy 
  • 7:00 pm Closing Fireside Chat–Phoenix Suns Owner, Richard Jaffe with Sports 1 Marketing, CEO, David Meltzer

MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2021

Opening Keynote--9:00 am Central Time (Chicago)

JEREMY ANDERSON - Empowering Leadership--Developing the Next Generation of Sports Philanthropists!

Main Stage Panel #1--10:00 am Central Time (Chicago)

LIVING YOUR DEI VALUES

Many organizations are talking about DEI and it has become a buzz word for change. However, looking behind the scenes and examining the leadership and board of directors, many organizations are lacking the concerted action to lead by example. How can organizations mobilize their stakeholders to implement meaningful change?

Breakout Session #1--11:00 am Central Time (Chicago)

Breakout Session #2--12:00 pm Central Time (Chicago)

Midday Keynote--1:00 pm Central Time (Chicago)

RICHARD LAPCHICK-The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports, Central Florida University

Lapchick draws on his extensive background as an activist and academic to discuss how we can sustain the anti-racist efforts that have grown so much since the murder of George Floyd. He will focus on athlete activism and the role sport is playing in the fight for social justice.

Main Stage Panel #2--2:00 pm Central Time (Chicago)

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Join elite leaders as they examine what it means to make meaningful change and how they are leading their organizations to make the changes that set the standard!

Main Stage Panel #3--3:00 pm Central Time (Chicago)

WOMEN LEADING THE CHARGE

Learn from women who have raised the bar and continue to set the standard and provide leadership to young girls and women at all stages of their careers.

Breakout Session #3--4:00 pm Central Time (Chicago

Breakout Session #4--5:00 pm Central Time (Chicago

Closing Monday Keynote--6:00 pm Central Time (Chicago)

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS LEADING THE WAY

Learn from successful social entrepreneur Dan Hughes as he sits down with former NBA Star Devean George to examine how he is leveraging his on court success to create social enterprises that transform communities.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2021

Opening Tuesday Keynote--9:00 am Central Time (Chicago)

Sponsored by the Giving Back Fund

Jusuf Nurkic, Portland Trail Blazers with Marc Pollick, The Giving Back Fund

NBA star Jusuf Nukrić grew up during the Bosnian War. This experience inspired in him a sense of duty to his home country of Bosnia and the Bosnian international community. Affectionately known as the Bosnia Beast, Jusuf is dedicated to responding to the needs of his home country and doing his part to create a brighter future for the people of Bosnia.
In the last year, the Foundation has sent life-saving PPE kits to hospitals struggling with COVID-19, donated $40,000 to the largest hospital near Jusuf’s hometown to rebuild the roof, built homes for three single mothers and families, sent 5,000 food packages benefitting 12,000 people, and purchased a mammogram machine for a hospital in Bosnia. The foundation is also building a community basketball court in Portland.

Main Stage Panel #4--10:00 am Central Time (Chicago)

MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS

Major sporting events draw large crowds, enormous TV audiences and many sponsors. These elements combine to provide a perfect formula for making a strong local impact and leaving a long-lasting legacy in the community.  Learn from the work of some of the best organizations and how they are maximizing their impact.

Breakout Session #5--11:00 am Central Time (Chicago)

Breakout Session #6--12:00 pm Central Time (Chicago)

Midday Fireside Chat--1:00 pm Central Time (Chicago)

Sponsored by the Giving Back Fund

KOJO ANNAN, Made in Africa/Africa 10, with Marc Pollick, The Giving Back Fund

Afr10a is poised to revolutionize the sports world by harnessing the immense potential of African athletes and bringing their talents to the global arena.  These athletes represent amazing promise, but the African continent currently lacks the infrastructure or pipeline to launch them into sports superstardom. Afr10a is here to address this gap by not only propping up and empowering Africa’s most exciting young athletes, but also making long term investments in developing top-notch local training facilities and stellar coaching staff.

Main Stage Panel #5--2:00 pm Central Time (Chicago)

EUROPEAN FOOTBALL CLUBS
(NEW TIME due to England-Germany Euro Matchup!)

The English Premier League is one of the best football leagues in the world. Take a look at how these clubs are utilizing their brands and resources to transform their communities.

Main Stage Panel #6--3:00 pm Central Time (Chicago)

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS

Professional sports franchises have enormous resources and financial, celebrity, media and marketing clout. Take a look at how some of the best have utilized that strength to improve their communities.

Breakout Session #7--4:00 pm Central Time (Chicago)

Breakout Session #8--5:00 pm Central Time (Chicago)

Main Stage Panel #7--6:00 pm Central Time (Chicago)

ATHLETE IMPACT THROUGH PHILANTHROPY

Athletes have the platform, connections and financial resources to make enormous impacts on their communities. Take a look at how these leaders have leveraged their on-field success to make meaningful changes.

Closing Fireside Chat--7:00 pm Central Time (Chicago)

RICHARD JAFFE, Owner, Phoenix Suns with DAVID MELTZER, CEO, Sports1 Marketing

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 IN THE MEANTIME, TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THE FESTIVITIES FROM 

SPORTS PHILANTHROPY WORLD 2020

Breakout Session Tracks
(Click links to see the 2020 Topics and Speakers)

Here are the final attendence stats from 
Sports Philanthropy World 2020.
Click on the black boxes below to see the details of sessions in each program track.

SPORTS PHILANTHROPY IS ALL ABOUT
HELPING OTHERS!

Will you help sponsor scholarships for organizations and students to participate in Sports Philanthropy World 2020

AGENDA OVERVIEW

Monday, October 26, 2020
(All times Central U.S. Time)
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  • 8:00 am Open Networking
  • 9:00 am Opening Keynote–Warrick Dunn with Darrin Gray
  • 10:00 am Panel 1–Funders and Grant Makers
  • 11:00 am Session 1–See Tracks Below
  • 12:00 pm Session 2–See Tracks Below
  • 1:00 pm Midday Keynote–Dr. Richard Lapchick, The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports
  • 2:00 pm Panel 2–Social Justice and Social Change
  • 3:00 pm Panel 3–Women Leading the Charge
  • 4:00 pm Session 3–See Tracks Below
  • 5:00 pm Session 4–See Tracks Below
  • 6:00 pm Closing Keynote: Leigh Steinberg, Steinberg Sports

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
(All times Central U.S. Time)
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  • 8:00 am Open Networking
  • 9:00 am POP PITCH COMPETITION
  • 10:00 am Panel 4–Social Entrepreneurs
  • 11:00 am Session 5–See Tracks Below
  • 12:00 pm Session 6–See Tracks Below
  • 1:00 pm Midday Keynote–Diahann Billiings-Burford, CEO, RISE (Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality)
  • 2:00 pm Panel 5–Media’s Influence on Philanthropy
  • 3:00 pm Panel 6–Teams, Leagues, Governing Bodies and Associations
  • 4:00 pm Session 7–See Tracks Below
  • 5:00 pm Session 8–See Tracks Below
  • 6:00 pm Closing Panel–Athlete Careers in Philanthropy
  • 7:00 pm Closing Keynote–David Meltzer, Sports 1 Marketing

Main Stage Sessions

Monday, October 26, 2020

SPECIAL OPENING KEYNOTE CONVERSATION WITH
WARRICK DUNN AND
DARRIN GRAY

Monday, October 26th
9 am Central/10 am Eastern

Monday, October 26, 2020--10 am Central/11 am Eastern

FUNDERS AND GRANT MAKERS

BREAKOUT SESSION #1--11 am Central/Noon Eastern

BREAKOUT SESSION #2--Noon Central/1 pm Eastern

MIDDAY KEYNOTE

Dr. Richard Lapchick

President

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports

Monday, October 26th
1 pm Central/2 pm Eastern

Monday, October 26, 2020--2 pm Central/3pm Eastern

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Monday, October 26, 2020--3 pm Central/4 pm Eastern

WOMEN LEADING THE CHARGE

BREAKOUT SESSION #3--4 pm Central/5 pm Eastern

BREAKOUT SESSION #4--5 pm Central/6 pm Eastern

MONDAY NIGHT KEYNOTE

Leigh Steinberg
CEO
Steinberg Sports & Entertainment

Monday, October 26th
6 pm Central/7 pm Eastern

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Tuesday, October 27, 2020--10 am Central/11 am Eastern

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

BREAKOUT SESSION #5--11 am Central/Noon Eastern

BREAKOUT SESSION #6--Noon Central/1 pm Eastern

MIDDAY KEYNOTE

Diahann Billings-Burford

CEO

RISE
(Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality)

Monday, October 26th
1 pm Central/2 pm Eastern

Tuesday, October 27, 2020--2 pm Central/3pm Eastern

MEDIA'S IMPACT ON PHILANTHROPY COVERAGE

Tuesday, October 27, 2020--3 pm Central/ 4 pm Eastern

TEAMS, LEAGUES AND GOVERNING BODIES

BREAKOUT SESSION #7--4 pm Central/5 pm Eastern

BREAKOUT SESSION #8--5 pm Central/6 pm Eastern

Tuesday, October 27, 2020--6 pm Central/7pm Eastern

ATHLETE CAREERS IN PHILANTHROPY

CLOSING KEYNOTE

David Meltzer

Co-Founder

Sports 1 Marketing

Monday, October 26th
7 pm Central/8 pm Eastern

SEVEN TRACKS OF BREAKOUT SESSIONS!

(Click Black Buttons for Details on Each Program Track)

  • Heart Screenings
  • Concussions
  • Safe Sport-Athlete Abuse
  • Mental Health
  • Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Heat Stroke
  • COVID
  • Developing Coaches 
  • Facilities/Training Access
  • Military and Veterans
  • Participation Fees
  • Sport and Development
  • Sports Equipment
  • Tickets for Events
  • Transportation
  • Adaptive Sports
  • Disabilities
  • LGBTQA+
  • Minorities
  • Play Equity
  • Racism
  • Social Justice
  • Women
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Human Rights
  • Middle East
  • South and Central America
  • Sports Diplomacy
  • Board Development
  • Events
  • Grant Making
  • Grant Writing
  • Online Fundraising
  • Partnerships
  • Planning Campaigns
  • Sponsorship
  • Culture
  • Film and Video
  • Leadership Development
  • Mentoring
  • Program Development
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media
  • Storytelling
  • Careers in Philanthropy
  • Education
  • Impact Measurement
  • Is a Foundation Right for You?
  • Legal Issues
  • Partnering with Athletes
  • Philanthropy Consulting
  • Sustainability
  • DETAILS COMING 10-12
  • Anti-Racism
  • Auctions
  • Board Training
  • Bullying
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Culture
  • Data Visualization
  • Gathering Data
  • Governance
  • Grant Writing
  • Press Releases
  • Leadership
  • Social Media
  • Starting a Foundation
  • Storytelling
  • Strategic Planning
  • DETAILS COMING 10-12
  • Adaptive Sports
  • Athletes
  • Consultants
  • Grant Makers
  • Leagues
  • LGBTQA+
  • Racism
  • Teams
  • Universities
  • Women

Panelists participating from the following organizations