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Philanthropic Perspectives Panel: Funding Innovation

Everyone has heard the proverb, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” In our current social sector ecosystem, the question remains, “Who will fund it?” Attendees will gain insight into Delaware philanthropy leaders’ perspectives on supporting innovation, from new initiatives, to collaboratives, or process improvements in organizations. Learn what funders may be seeking to consider bold ideas with higher levels of risk.


Jennifer Cho, Head of Citizenship and Community Relations, Barclays US Consumer Bank


  • Patti Grimes, Executive Director of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation and Joshua M. Freeman Foundation
  • R. Daniel Okonkwo, Vice President, JPMorgan Chase
  • Todd Veale, Executive Director at The Laffey-McHugh Foundation