By TFN Staff

We recently opened registration for TFN’s 2020 Annual Conference: Bridge the Divide, which takes place March 16-18 in San Diego, Calif. Learn more about our signature annual event from this year’s co-chairs: Craig Martinez of The California Endowment, Kellie Terry of Surdna, and Lydia Van Note of the San Diego Foundation.

We are thrilled to announce that registration is now open for TFN’s 2020 Annual Conference: Bridge the Divide, which takes place March 16-18 in San Diego, Calif.

TFN’s annual conferences bring together leaders in philanthropy from across North America who are committed to creating communities that are sustainable, prosperous and equitable —and who are looking to grow their network and deepen their understanding of successful strategies.

This year’s conference theme, Bridge the Divide, lifts up philanthropy’s unique potential to bridge differences, foster connections and build partnerships — and address urgent issues such as climate change, economic disparity and racial injustice.

The 2020 Annual Conference will offer a wealth of sessions, speakers and mobile workshops that will challenge and inspire us to discover new ways to overcome obstacles to opportunity, empowerment and justice for all— while seeking solutions and sharing stories that break down silos and move beyond barriers.


With a diverse population, rich cultural heritage and geographic location as a border community, San Diego provides critical context and opportunities to learn as we address pressing issues such as immigration, climate change, affordable housing and more. We’ll hear from diverse and thought-provoking voices as we explore innovative, interdisciplinary work that is making an impact in San Diego and beyond.

This conference also brings plenty of opportunities to network and connect with your peers across the sector. Over these three days, you’ll enjoy great food and conversations at receptions and gatherings — most notably our Eat Here! local food reception that will highlight the culinary offerings of the San Diego community.

Please be sure to check out our conference webpage for more information on registration, events, and updates on speakers and sessions, as well as updates on pre- and post-conference events for those who may want to lengthen their stay with us in San Diego. (And be sure to follow us on Twitter @funders_network.)

Don’t forget to register today!

#TFNSanDiego Co-chairs

Craig Martinez
Program Manager
The California Endowment


Kellie Terry
Program Officer fo Sustainable Environments
Surdna Foundation

Lydia Van Note
Director, Community Impact, Environment Initiatives
The San Diego Foundation