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Inside the 2019 Town&Country Philanthropy Summit

Exploring personal, philanthropic, and political approaches to social change.
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THE DAY'S FIRST PANEL, "THE INJUSTICE OF JUSTICE"


Bill Keller, founding editor in chief of The Marshall Project, in conversation with filmmaker Ava DuVernay and the subjects of her latest project, When They See Us. The four-part Netflix series tells the story of the five boys wrongfully convicted—and later exonerated—in New York City's Central Park jogger case in 1989. Korey Wise, Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, and Raymond Santana Jr. were 14, 15, and 16 years old when they were falsely accused; they convictions were overturned in 2002 when another man confessed to the crime.

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Raymond Santana, Jr. and Ava Duverney


Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, and Anton McCray


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Anton McCray


Bill Keller, Town & Country Editor in Chief Stellene Volandes, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana Jr., Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Ava DuVernay, Korey Wise


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DuVernay with Representative Ilhan Omar, mother of Summit speaker Isra Hirsi.


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Panelists included Oskar Eustis, artistic director of the Public Theater; Josh Groban, singer, songwriter, actor, and founder, Find Your Light Foundation; Town & Country Editor-in-Chief Stellene Volandes; moderator Anne Pasternak, director of the Brooklyn Museum, and actor Adam Driver, founder of Arts in the Armed Forces.


Adam Driver


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Oskar Eustis and Stellene Volandes


Sabina Belli, Group CEO Pomellato


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Jennifer Levene Bruno, VP and group publishing director/chief revenue officer of Town & Country and editor-in-chief Stellene Volandes


Volandes and Gretchen Carlson


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Carlson with panelists Harry and Luara Slatkin and Robi Damelin


The Slatkins are co-founders of Next for Autism and Damelin is the spokesperson of Parents Circle — Families Forum

Harry Slatkin and Laura Slatkin


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Have Colman and Isra Hirsi


Colman, 13, is an activist and the co-founder and co-executive director of the US Youth Climate Strike. Hirsi, 16, is also an activist and the co-founder and co-executive director of the US Youth Climate Strike

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The panelists for "Climate Control: A Road Map For The Personal, Philanthropic And Political Approach"


Moderator David Wallace Wells, deputy editor of New York Magazine and author of The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming; Kate Marvel, associate research scientist, NASA Goodard Institute for Space Studies at Columbia University; Antha Williams, Environmental Program Lead, Bloomberg Philanthropies; Rhiana Gunn-Wright, policy director, New Consensus; and Tatiana Schlossberg, journalist and author, Inconspicuous Consumption.

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Alana Mayo, Michael B. Jordan, Valerie Jarrett


Jarrett, senior advisor at The Obama Foundation, moderated "The Value of a Mentor," a conversation between Mayo, the head of production and development at Outlier Society, and Jordan, actor, producer, and founder of Outlier Society.

Perri Peltz, Alexandre Mars, Esther Wojcicki, Marguerite Griffin, Abigail Disney


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Peltz, a journalist and documentary filmmaker, moderated a panel on the "Obligations of Wealth: What Do Real Personal and Corporate Responsibility Look Like?" with Mars, founder and chief executive officer of Epic; Wojcicki, an educator, journalist, and author; Griffin, senior vice president and director, Philanthropic Advisory Services, Northern Trust; and Disney, a filmmaker, philanthropist, and activist.

Wes Moore and Patrick J. Kennedy


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Danny Mayer and Billy Shore in conversation over lunch


Mayer, founder and chief executive officer of Union Square Hospital Group, and Shore, executive chairman, Share Our Strength, discussed "Ending Childhood Hunger in America."

Danny Meyer, Lena Ciardullo, Stellene Volandes, and Billy Shore


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Keri Shahidi, Amy Kennedy, Patrick J. Kennedy, Stellene Volandes, Yara Shahidi, Jennifer Levene-Bruno


Daniela Pierre-Bravo and Mika Brzezinski


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Isra Hirsi, Yara Shahidi, Haven Coleman, Stellene Volandes, and Ilhan Omar


Stellene Volandes, Yara Shahidi and Keri Shahidi


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During lunch, Volandes moderated a panel with Shahidi, an actor and social justice advocate and her mother, an entrepreneur, on "The Best Inheritance: Philanthropy as a Family Value."

Keri Shahidi and Yara Shahidi


Town & Country's Hillary Koota and Jennifere Levene Bruno


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T&C's philanthropy issue covers displayed in the windows of Hearst Tower


*This article originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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