Strong Connections

— Philanthropy, Nonprofits, and Social Innovation —


From guest-speaking in our classrooms to hosting teams of master’s students in our capstone courses and from serving on the board of the Center for Philanthropy and Public Policy to participating in a forum or roundtable discussion, leaders of numerous foundations, nonprofit organizations, corporations, arts institutions, government agencies, and advocacy groups regularly engage with our faculty and students.

From left: Terry Ludwig, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.; Andrew Bridge, Child Welfare Initiative; Irene Hirano Inouye, Ford Foundation Board of Trustees; William Ahmanson, Ahmanson Foundation; Andrea Phillips, Goldman Sachs; Sheldon Danzinger, Russell Sage Foundation

Some of the recent visitors to the USC Price School of Public Policy include:

Private Foundations

William Ahmanson, President, Ahmanson Foundation
Fred Ali, President and CEO, Weingart Foundation
Tonya Allen, President and CEO, The Skillman Foundation
Jean N. Case, CEO, The Case Foundation
Sheldon Danzinger, President, Russell Sage Foundation
Irene Hirano Inouye, former Chair, Ford Foundation Board of Trustees
Patrick McCarthy, President and CEO, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Chris Oechsli, President and CEO, The Atlantic Philanthropies
Sally Osberg, President and CEO, Skoll Foundation
Rip Rapson, President and CEO, The Kresge Foundation
Robert K. Ross, President and CEO, The California Foundation
Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation


Salin Geevarghese, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Jonathan Greenblatt, Director, White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation
Ana Marie Argilagos, Deputy Assistant Secretary, International & Philanthropic Innovation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Jan Perry, Interim General Manager, Economic Development Department, City of Los Angeles
Luke Tate, Senior Advisor, Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity, White House Domestic Policy Council
Laura Zeilinger, Executive Director, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Corporate Foundations

Erin Hogan, Vice President, Philanthropy Center, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Antonio Manning, Vice President, Office of Corporate Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Global Philanthropy
Andrea Phillips, Vice President, Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs
Andrew Plepler, Global Corporate Social Responsibility and Consumer Policy Executive, Bank of America
Kerry Sullivan, President, Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Jonathan Weedman, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Foundation

Nonprofit Organizations

Nancy Berlin, Project Director, CA Association of Nonprofits
Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund
Barbara Bush, CEO and co-founder, Global Health Corps
Henry Cisneros, Executive Chairman, CityView
Kathleen Enright, President and CEO, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Robert Greenstein, President, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Steven Lavine, President, California Institute of the Arts
Terry Ludwig, President and CEO, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Alex Morales, President and CEO, Children’s Bureau of Southern California
Michelle Rhee, Founder and CEO, StudentsFirst
Jonathan Sherin, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Volunteers of America
Margery Turner, Senior Vice President for Program Planning and Management, The Urban Institute