Each year the Graduate School of Nonprofit Management presents its prestigious Colloquium Series in which students, alumni, and the public have the opportunity to learn from and network with top leaders in the nonprofit sector.
The spring 2013 Colloquium series will kick-off February 13th with guest speaker Kafi Blumenfield, President and CEO, Liberty Hill Foundation, "Changing Tides in Philanthropy."
Kafi D. Blumenfield is the President and CEO of Liberty Hill Foundation, one of the nation's most admired social change foundations. Since joining Liberty Hill in 2004, she has focused on expanding Liberty Hill's impact by strengthening the Foundation's investment in community leaders on the frontlines of change. During her tenure, Ms. Blumenfield has overseen several critical aspects of the Foundation's work in Los Angeles including the launch of the Wally Marks Leadership Institute for Change, an intensive on-the-job training for local community organizers; initiatives to increase donor diversity in social justice philanthropy including Change L.A., which is building millennial-generation giving; and a strategic refocusing of Liberty Hill's nearly $5 million annual grant investments.
Ms. Blumenfield is a member of the California Commission on the Status of Women and is the Vice Chair of the Southern California Grantmakers Board of Directors. She serves on the board of Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project in Los Angeles, the advisory board of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s Office of Strategic Partnerships and Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation Advisory Board.
Ms. Blumenfield is a member of the selection committee for the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards. Her opinions have been featured in national and local media outlets including The Tavis Smiley Show, The Los Angeles Times and Which Way L.A. She holds a law degree from UCLA and a B.A. from Pomona College. Ms. Blumenfield is married to Bob Blumenfield, the state representative from the 40th Assembly District in California. They live in Woodland Hills with their two young children.
The colloquium series was developed by Associate Dean, Edward Grice, to expand the practical aspects of executive leadership that can best be expressed by those who live the experience first-hand. The series will feature distinctive executives from philanthropic, business, and civic organizations who will address current trends and discuss best practices.
Presentations are free and take place on Wednesdays from 5:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M. For additional information about the series, contact Edward Grice, Associate Dean, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310.440.1260, or visit mba.ajula.edu.