2019 Keynote Speakers
Author and philanthropy expert Edgar Villanueva is a leader on the cutting edge of social impact. He serves as on the boards of Native Americans in Philanthropy and the Andrus Family Fund, and is Vice President of programs and advocacy at The Schott Foundation. Edgar empowers all of us to seek out and understand our historical context fully so that we can all heal, individually and collectively. Using "money as medicine" Edgar applies his values to philanthropy as we know it today, and in doing so, lights the way for others to do the same.
Edgar’s new book, Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance, “weaves a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance, and offers a prescription for restoring balance and healing our divides using the guidance of indigenous wisdom.” Listen to a sample and order now.
“All of us who have been forced to the margins are the very ones who harbor the best solutions for healing, progress and peace, by virtue of our outsider perspectives and resilience. When we reclaim our share of resources, when we recover our places at the table and the drawing board, we can design our healing. We can create new ways of seeking and granting access to money. We can return balance to the world by moving money to where the hurt is worst.”
— Edgar Villanueva, from Decolonizing Wealth