October 26

Marriott Eastside, 525 Lexington Avenue (at 49th Street), New York, NY

5:00 p.m.   Registration

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.   Opening Reception (Whitney Room)  – Including Book Signing — Knowledge for Social Change: Bacon, Dewey, and the Revolutionary Transformation of Research Universities in the Twenty-First Century (Benson, Harkavy, Puckett, Hartley, Hodges, Johnston, Weeks — Temple University Press)


October 27

Marriott Eastside, 525 Lexington Avenue (at 49th Street), New York, NY

All Plenary Sessions will take place in Morgan A-C

7:45 a.m.    Registration

MC: David Maurrasse, President, Marga Incorporated and Director, AITF

8:15 a.m.    Welcome from the AITF’s Chair Ira Harkavy, Director, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania and Chair, AITF

8:20 a.m.    Director’s Report, Goals for the Day and Overview of the AgendaDavid Maurrasse, President, Marga Incorporated and Director, AITF

8:30 a.m.    Opening Keynote PlenaryJohn Schreiber, President & CEO, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

9:10 a.m.    Break

9:20 a.m.    Panel on Education:

  • Moderator: Renée T. White, Provost, Wheaton College
  • Jose Luis Cruz, President, Lehman College, City University of New York
  • James T. Harris, President, University of San Diego
  • Taino Palermo, Program Director, Community Development and Healthy Communities, Roger Williams University and Umberto Crenca, Founder and Plenipotentiary, AS220

10:40 a.m.  Panel on Economic Development:

  • Moderator: Anthony Sorrentino, Assistant Vice President, Office of the Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania
  • Andy Frank, Special Advisor to the President, Johns Hopkins University and Ellen Janes, Executive Director, Central Baltimore Partnership
  • Penelope McPhee, President and Director, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and Frank Fernandez, Vice President of Community Development, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
  • Elizabeth Sobel Blum, Senior Community Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Keith Wardrip, Community Development Research Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Special Briefing on AITF Economic Development Subgroup

  • Monica Chavez-Silva, AVP for Community Enhancement, Grinnell College

Noon          Lunch Break

12:15 p.m.  Presentation of Anchor Institution Community Partnership Award

  • Award presented to John Christensen, Chancellor Emeritus, University of Nebraska-Omaha

Special Briefing on AITF Economic Development Subgroup

12:25 p.m.  Luncheon Plenary– Government and Anchor Institutions-Community Partnerships

  • Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark and Tai Cooper, Chief of Policy, City of Newark, NJ
  • Mary Wardell Ghirarduzzi, Vice Provost, University of San Francisco and President, San Francisco Public Library Commission and Sheryl Davis, Executive Director, San Francisco Human Rights Commission

1:20 p.m.    Panel on Health Anchors and Strategies to Improve Community Health:

  • Moderator: Dwayne Proctor, Senior Advisor to the President and Director – Achieving Health Equity Portfolio, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Sylvia Bartley, Program Director, Medtronic Philanthropy
  • Angela Mingo, Community Relations Director, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • James E. Shmerling, President & CEO, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Special Briefing on AITF Health Professionals Subgroup

  • David Perlstein, President & CEO, SBH Health System


2:40 p.m.    Break

2:50 p.m.    Breakout Groups on Education, Economic Development, Health, Government, and Arts: What are your reflections on what you have heard today? What are the implications for the AITF’s policy, research, and advocacy going forward?

  • Education (Astor I): Richard Guarasci, President, Wagner College
  • Economic Development (Astor II): Paul Pribbenow, President, Augsburg University
  • Health (O’Keefe): Terri Lipman, Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • Government (Morgan): Sue Polis, Director, Health & Wellness, National League of Cities
  • Arts (Morgan): David Maurrasse, President, Marga Incorporated and Director, AITF

3:35 p.m.    Highlights from Groups

3:45 p.m.    Closing Remarks and AITF Next Steps

3:55 p.m.    Adjourn

4:00 p.m.    Closing Reception (Morgan Ballroom foyer until 6pm)