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Breakout Session 6B:
DEI in Real Time

Monroe France, Keri Kallaway, Anne Manner-McLarty, and Shannon Rozner

Thursday, September 24
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Session Description

Diversity, equity and inclusion take many forms in various organizations. Join this discussion with colleagues in higher education, health care, consulting and a non-profit cultural organization as they share their experiences and challenges with this timely, crucial issue.Whether it's recruiting students, offering adequate health care, hiring staff or removing names from buildings because of racist behavior—all these situations call us to examine our beliefs and our organizations' mission. Bring your questions!

Keywords: diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, donor relations

Who Should Attend


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Learning Objectives

This is a panel presentation and group discussion about how to approach and apply DEI on the ground in their everyday roles.

About the Speakers

Monroe France
Associate Vice President for Global Engagement & Inclusive Leadership
New York University

Monroe is responsible for enhancing inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging (IDBE) opportunities and resources for graduate students, postdocs, researchers, and faculty, as well as the staff and administrators across all of NYU campuses and global academic centers.Monroe is an adjunct professor for the NYU Silver School of Social Work and NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Communication. He is the founder and faculty for NYU's annual Roundtable on Diversity & Equity. He serves on the Diversity Abroad Access, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (AIDE) Road Map Global Work Group and the EVERI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board.Monroe has more than 20 years of experience as an educator, professional trainer, consultant, strategist, and keynote presenter. He has taught courses as well as delivered lectures and keynote addresses on social justice and human rights in the US and in many other countries including the UAE, Shanghai, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Australia, England, Germany, and Czech Republic.

Keri Kallaway
Senior Director of Donor Relations and Gift Services
Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation

Keri has 20 years of nonprofit experience. She began her tenure at Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation in 2007 and was responsible for the inception of their donor relations program. Some of her accomplishments include planning and implementing key areas of the program such as an internal and external endowment reporting processes, establishing lifetime giving societies and refining and centralizing stewardship processes such as the organization's acknowledgment process and donor cultivation/stewardship events.

Anne Manner-McLartey

Anne is the lead strategist for the donor recognition firm, Heurista, and managing editor of the Journal of Donor Relations and Stewardship. She founded Heurista in 2011 to address the growing complexities of donor relations and stewardship. She and her team work with nonprofits to develop authentic, sustainable programs that help realize nonprofit missions by engaging and motivating donors. She’s been an active ADRP member since 2005.

Shannon Rozner
Chief of Staff and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Chautauqua Institution

Shannon Rozner is in her second year as Chautauqua Institution’s Chief of Staff and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. As VP of Strategic Initiatives, Shannon leads the Institution’s staff in implementing a 10-year strategic plan their Board passed in May 2019. An immediate imperative in the plan is the development and implementation of an organization-wide inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility strategy. As Chief of Staff, Shannon helps oversee the day-to-day administration of the Institution, including leading the administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shannon is a licensed financial advisor who served for five years as COO and then as President of a financial planning firm she helped found in Maryland. In five years under her leadership, the practice saw 60 percent growth in assets. She was particularly involved in advising female clients and in supporting the work of her fellow female advisors, with whom she continues to share practice and leadership ideas.

About the Moderator

Mitra Keykhah
Assistant Director, Donor Relations
Princeton University

Mitra Keykhah is Assistant Director of Donor Relations at Princeton University, a role she has held for the last 8 years. Mitra has presented on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion in Donor Relations for ADRP in the past, and has also written on the topic for the Journal of Donor Relations and Stewardship. She currently serves on ADRP’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Mitra earned her AB in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University, and master’s degrees in Global Media and Communication from the London School of Economics and the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.