July 24th, 2023

Incorporating DEI within your Organization: A Panel Discussion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) play a vital role in philanthropy, shaping its effectiveness and impact on society. We ensure that our practices are inclusive and equitable, benefiting a diverse range of individuals and communities. By prioritizing equity, our philanthropic efforts focus on empowering marginalized communities and redressing historical injustices.

When our community members see themselves and their experiences reflected in our philanthropic initiatives, it builds a sense of trust and connection, this is what drives our work. We foster authentic partnerships, collaboration, and co-creation with communities, leading to better outcomes and sustainable solutions.

Gloria, Chief Inclusion & Community Engagement Officer was asked to participate in a panel discussion to share her own story and insight into what DEI means to her. Our very own, George Ferarri, CEO moderated the panel. Learn how local organizations understand the unique needs, aspirations, and challenges of diverse communities, and how they tailor their interventions and programs accordingly. Thank you to the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce for organizing this panel discussion.