Back to top
Back to top

Opening Plenary: Building Talent for Our Organizations, Field & Communities: A 21st Century Imperative

Publication date: 
July, 2016

Speaker: Jamie Merisotis, President & CEO, Lumina Foundation and Author of “America Needs Talent” 

We’ll kick off the conference by hearing from Jamie Merisotis, a globally recognized leader in philanthropy, higher education and public policy. Since 2008, he has led the Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation, a driving force for increasing Americans’ success in higher education. Merisotis will share highlights from his 2015 book “America Needs Talent,” a look at why talent is needed to usher in a new era of innovation and success, and why deliberate choices must be made by philanthropy, government, the private sector, education and individuals to grow talent in America. He’ll lay out five ways to meet our country’s needs and create the Second American Century, and apply the book’s lessons to building talent in our own organizations and sector.

Response Panel

  • Marissa Manlove, President & CEO, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance (moderator)
  • Jack Hess, Executive Director,Institute for Coalition Building
  • Ana Tilton, Executive Director, Grantmakers for Education
  • Michael Twyman, Executive Director, OpportunINDY
Find More By:
Resource type: 
Issue Areas: