Programs & Events

Foundation Investments in Construction Careers

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, NoVo Foundation Executive Director Pamela Shifman, Mission Investors Exchange CEO Matt Onek, and Jobs With Justice Education Fund Co-Directors Erica Smiley and Sarita Gupta cordially invite you to join them and other partners in philanthropy and the construction sector to explore ways that foundations can move the needle on diversity and job quality for the construction workforce through their procurement efforts, capital grants, and impact investments. See related resources below or click here for Jobs With Justice's key recommendations on this topic. Want to learn more? Please sign up here for special content and announcements. 
 

Opening Plenary Livestream

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbVF5RrIyrM
 

 
 
 

Event Agenda

11:30AM-11:50AM
Registration
12:00PM-1:00PM
Opening Plenary: INTRODUCTIONS (LIVESTREAMED ABOVE)
Film Debut: NoVo Foundation
Event Overview and Vision: Erica Smiley & Sarita Gupta, Co-Directors, Jobs With Justice Education Fund • Linnzi Guischard, Electrical Apprentice, IBEW Local 3
Keynote Panel: Setting the Stage for Innovation in Creating Construction Careers: Tracy Palandjian, CEO and Co-Founder, Social Finance • Pamela Shifman, Executive Director, NoVo Foundation • Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation
1:00-1:30PM
Break
1:30-3:00PM
Concurrent Workshops
3:00-3:15PM
Break
3:15-4:45PM
Closing Plenary: The Future of Quality Construction Careers (EVENT WILL BE RECORDED AND MADE AVAILABLE IN THE COMING WEEKS!)
• Wendy Garcia, Chief Diversity Officer, New York City Comptroller
• Maureen Henegan, CEO, Henegan Construction Co.
• Matt Onek, CEO, Mission Investors Exchange
• Daryl Shore, Vice President and Investment Manager, Prudential Financial
• Facilitated by Erica Smiley, Co-Director, Jobs With Justice Education Fund
 
4:45-6:00PM
Reception
 

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