James Anderson, the Head of Government Innovation Programs at Bloomberg Philanthropies, Joins Denver Frederick
If you had to leverage something that would have a positive impact on the greatest number of people possible, you’d be hard pressed to find anything better than making city mayors more effective at doing their jobs. And that is one of the focus areas for Bloomberg Philanthropies. It’s a pleasure to have with us this evening, James Anderson, the head of Government Innovation Programs at Bloomberg Philanthropies.
There are few performing arts institutions in New York outside of Manhattan that have a national reputation, and there are fewer still whose name is recognized and revered across the globe. But one of those would be the Brooklyn Academy of Music, commonly known as BAM. And it’s a pleasure to have with us tonight, the President of BAM, Katy Clark.
Deborah Rutter, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Joins Denver Frederick
“The more we have toys and games, the more we need and thrive and long for human interaction… I think that there are art forms that need to transform and evolve and reconsider the spaces and the approach and the format of their performances, but there are people who are clamoring to come to experience whatever it is, live.”
No matter what the field of endeavor, we all enjoy watching organizations take shape, emerge, grow and evolve into something that increases their effectiveness and impact. There’s a foundation based in Boston that fits that description to a tee. It’s The Barr Foundation. And it is fortunate to be led by one of the most capable individuals in the field of philanthropy, and he just happens to be with us now. He is Jim Canales, the President of The Barr Foundation.