Josefina Vázquez, Boston Women’s Fund’s Executive Director recently returned from New York City where she’d been invited to participate in the Miss Hall’s School’s 16th Annual Philanthropic Roundtable discussion on The Changing Face of Philanthropy: The Emerging Influence of Women Donors.
Head of School Jeannie Norris remarked on Josefina’s contributions to the event, “Thank you, Josefina. People loved what you said. We are very grateful to you!”
Josefina served as one of five panelists participating in the discussion (and the only grassroots, social justice representative!). The other panelists included: Jennifer Buffett, Philanthropist and President/Co-Chair of the NoVo Foundation; Karen Osborne, President of The Osborne Group and former Trinity College Vice President; Catherine B. Reynolds, Chair and CEO of the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation; and Christine Zachai, Principal of Forward Philanthropy.
The Philanthropic Roundtable has been meeting annually since it was established in 1997 to raise the level of discourse on women and philanthropy. This is not the first time Vázquez has been invited to participate. Each year a small group of women and men, with both extensive and profound experience in philanthropy, come together to share their beliefs and insights. The conversation is subsequently published and mailed to thousands each year, thus generating robust response and dialogue.