2016 AIDS Philanthropy Summit – Session Details

Below are details for the 2016 Summit sessions that have been announced to date.  If you are not receiving regular Summit announcements via e-mail from FCAA, please contact Sarah@fcaaids.org.

Day 1 Plenaries (to date)

1. The Financial Landscape for HIV

December 5th, 11:30 am – 1 pm
Moderated by Jennifer Kates (Kaiser Family Foundation), this opening plenary will explore public and domestic financing trends, the impact of state and local prevention and care budgets in the U.S., and the latest data on HIV-related private philanthropy. With dedicated time for Q&A, participants will be able to respond to presented information and explore possible implications of these trends and gaps on HIV/AIDS- related philanthropy. Be among the first to receive a copy of FCAA’s signature publication “Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2015”!

Panelists: Chris Collins, Friends of the Global Fight; Sarah Hamilton, FCAA; Jennifer Kates, Kaiser Family Foundation; Murray Penner, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD).

2. Post-election Analysis December 5th, 2:30 – 4:00 pm

The dust will just be settling on the 2016 elections in time for the Summit. Moderated by Greg Millett (amfAR), this session will provide an overview of the 2016 National election results, including how changes in Administrative staff and congress could weaken or strengthen policy and funding for HIV/AIDS.

Panelists: Rachelle Johnson, Podesta Group; Jennifer Kates, Kaiser Family Foundation; Ann Lefert, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD); Matthew Rose, National Minority AIDS Council

3. Exploring Gaps in the Response: The Syringe Access Fund
December 5th, 4:15-5:30 pm

The final plenary on Day 1 will explore the philanthropic response to a critical issue within the HIV/AIDS response that is continually and directly impacted by the political and financial landscape: syringe access.  With heroin and other injection drug use increasing across all demographics in the US, the need for needle exchange is expanding while resources of the fund are diminishing due to the recent sun-setting of one of its key founding partners, the Irene Diamond Fund. Join this plenary for a state of the union discussion on syringe access, including such critical issues as: how can emergency and gap-filling responses be maintained over the long-term? What opportunities exist for other funders to partner in the Syringe Access Fund (SAF)? How can philanthropy help mitigate the threat of new and increasing injection drug-related HIV outbreaks?

Moderator: Daniel Lee, Levi Strauss Foundation Panelists: Scott Campbell, The Elton John AIDS Foundation; Jesse Milan, AIDS United; Paola Barahona, AIDS United; Nora Fuller, Trystereo

Funding Across Networks to Build Health Equity

In effort to begin this critical and sometimes difficult work, FCAA partnered with our colleagues at ABFE (A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities), Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights, International Human Rights Funders Group, and Grantmakers in Health to create a track of concurrent sessions focused on health equity, including on such issues as women of color, protections of and barriers to care, and placed-based challenges to equity.

These sessions will take place on Day 2 of the Summit. Learn more about these individual sessions