CENSUS 2020: Why an Accurate Count Matters to Philanthropy

CENSUS 2020: Why an Accurate Count Matters to Philanthropy

Thursday, March 08, 2018, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

It is difficult to overstate the importance of a fair census count. When census information is not accurate, it threatens to muffle the voices of undercounted groups and regions, and undermine the basic political equality that is central to our democracy. Institutions across the country - including local and state governments, businesses, nonprofits and foundations - routinely rely on data from the census to allocate funding, define where services are delivered and promote economic development.

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network members and Sen. Barbara Mikulski for a briefing on Census 2020, why philanthropy should care about the census and how the success or failure of this important civic project will impact grantmaking and the communities that continue to be at risk. 

Our speakers from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census will be:

  • Philip M. Lutz, Assistant Regional Census Manager, Philadelphia Region;
  • Nesreen Khashan, Data Dissemination Specialist; and
  • Dr. Amitabha Das, Partnership Specialist.

We will also be joined by Maggie Gunther Osborn, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer for the United Philanthropy Forum who will talk about philanthropy’s role in ensuring a fair and accurate census and points of entry and engagement at local and national levels. Sen. Mikulski will make closing remarks.

This program is part of the series Democracy and the Social Sector and is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests only.


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