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Corporate Network Peer Luncheon: Trends in Corporate Giving

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
MCF Office


MCF Members Only

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Join this luncheon conversation among your corporate giving peers as we host Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, CECP. During the conversation, Kari will share current data and informed perspectives about the national and local landscape for corporate purpose and community impact.

Kari will share statistics and trends around the prevalence of foundations within companies, the rate of charitable giving that occurs through foundations vs other giving strategies, the pros and cons of various charitable giving vehicles, and more.

Kari will engage in conversation as we explore changes taking place in corporate giving, as well as current trends to watch. Through her informed analysis and deep networks, we’ll gain insights into Minnesota’s corporate purpose and societal investment space. 

Bring your questions to ask. This peer luncheon will provide opportunities for you to learn what’s happening in other Minnesota companies as well as national trends impacting your work.

About Our Guest

As Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at CECP, Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas has more than 30 years of senior executive leadership and global strategy, including Corporate Purpose, Corporate Responsibility, Environmental Social Governance (ESG), Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI), Foundations, Social Impact, Public Affairs, Sustainability, and Employee Engagement.

CECP promotes responsible purpose-driven business as it increases customer loyalty, builds employee engagement, improves brand trust, attracts top talent, connects with strategic investors, and contributes to the bottom line.

Additional Details

  • This meeting includes a catered lunch. Please update your online MCF profile with any dietary restrictions or notify Paul Masiarchin, We will attempt to accommodate all requests made at least one week prior to the luncheon.
  • MCF takes seriously the health of staff, members and other stakeholders. Please see the public health measures that we've instituted for in-person programming. 
  • In order to create the best in-person experience, this event will not be simulcast. Learn more here.
  • Plan to join the Corporate Executive Roundtable throughout 2024 on the following dates (subject to change): January 17, April 3, June 12, August 14, November 13.
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