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2024 National Conference

Save the Date for GEO's 2024 National Conference held in partnership with Philanthropy California from June 3 - 5, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Event Details

GEO’s 2024 National Conference, hosted in partnership with Philanthropy California, offers grantmakers and other practitioners the opportunity to explore equity-centered and community-driven grantmaking practices that support transformational change in order to create a just, connected and inclusive society where we can all thrive.

Start: Monday, June 3, 9:00 AM Pacific

End: Wednesday, June 5, 4:00 PM Pacific

The 2024 National Conference will be held at the JW Marriott LA Live in Los Angeles, California.

Registration opens in early 2024!

Request for Proposals

The Request for proposals for the 2024 National Conference is closed.

Submitted sessions will be reviewed this fall by our volunteer program committee and GEO staff. Decisions will be announced in late-November/ early-December 2023.

We look forward to sharing the conference program when registration opens in 2024.

Our Regional Partner

Philanthropy California

Philanthropy California is an initiative of Northern California Grantmakers (NCG), SoCal Grantmakers (SCG), and Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties. Our combined membership represents more than 600 foundations, corporate funders, philanthropic individuals and families, giving circles, and government agencies who invest billions every year to support communities across the state, the country, and worldwide.

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Priority Registration (Monday, February 12 – Monday, February 26)

GEO members, conference supporters, speakers, Philanthropy CA members

  • $1,200 - GEO members, speakers, supporters
  • $1,300 – Philanthropy CA members

Early Registration (Tuesday, February 27 – Tuesday, March 26)

All eligible participants

  • $1,200 – GEO members, speakers, supporters
  • $1,300 – Philanthropy CA members
  • $1,600 – nonmembers

Regular Registration (Wednesday, March 27 – Wednesday, May 8)

All eligible participants

  • $1,300 - GEO members
  • $1,400 – Philanthropy CA members
  • $1,800 – nonmembers

Late Registration (Thursday, May 9 - conference)

All eligible participants

  • $1,400 - GEO members
  • $1,500 – Philanthropy CA members
  • $1,900 – nonmembers

Thank you to the committee volunteers that support the planning of our conference!

Conference Program Committee

  • Kara Carter, California Health Care Foundation (Co-chair)
  • Sakura Takano, Rotary Charities of Traverse City (Co-chair)
  • Cleopatra Jach Acquaye, Funders for LGBTQ Issues
  • Michelle Adeniyi, Crown Family Philanthropies
  • Judith Bell, San Francisco Foundation
  • Jo Carcedo, Episcopal Health Foundation
  • Ryan Easterly, WITH Foundation
  • Gail Fuller, Disability & Philanthropy Forum
  • Kathleen Holmes, Missouri Foundation for Health
  • Stephanie Hyre, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
  • Daniel Lau, The Libra Foundation
  • Marisa Magallanez, Albuquerque Community Foundation
  • Tuly Martinez, Southern California Grantmakers
  • Donald Matteson, Peter & Elizabeth Tower Foundation
  • Karla Mercado, Philanthropy California
  • Megan Murphy, Michigan Health Endowment Fund
  • Nancy Ramirez Arriaga, Philanthropy Consultant
  • Rachel Reichenbach, Humanity United
  • Kara Shibiya, StriveTogether
  • Vicky Stott, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Conference Host Committee

  • Charles Sidney Fields, Irvine Foundation (Co-chair)
  • Joanna Jackson, Weingart Foundation (Co-chair)
  • Jamie Allison, Haas Sr. Fund
  • Cedrick Andrews, Sunlight Giving
  • Katrina Ashley, Annenberg Foundation
  • Cathy Cha, Haas Jr. Fund
  • Debbie Chang, Blue Shield of California Foundation
  • Jennifer Chheang, The California Endowment
  • Lori A. Cox, The California Wellness Foundation
  • Angel Daniels, Angell Foundation
  • Chris Essel, Southern California Grantmakers
  • Glen Galaich, Stupski Foundation
  • Frida Hatami, Roy + Patricia Disney Family Foundation
  • Antonia Hernández, California Community Foundation
  • Brandi Howard, East Bay Community Foundation
  • Christopher Langston, Archstone Foundation
  • Peter Laugharn, Conrad Hilton Foundation
  • Dwayne Marsh, Northern California Grantmakers
  • Phyllis Owens, Community Partners
  • Taryn Palumbo, Orange County Grantmakers
  • Megan Thomas, Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties
  • Prithi Trivedi, Packard Foundation
  • Jehan Velji, Hewlett Foundation

Support GEO's 2024 National Conference

Looking for more ways to support GEO? Sponsoring the GEO conference is one way to invest in real change for the philanthropic sector. As a conference supporter, you are helping 500+ grantmakers on their journeys to transform philanthropic practice and culture in service of thriving nonprofits and communities.

If you have a question or would like to learn more, be sure to contact Development Manager Lauren Gentry at

Conference Planning Process

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