Census And Redistricting

Census & Redistricting

an FCCP National Funder Convening

Joyce Foundation | Chicago, IL

Monday, September 15th , 9am - 4pm

(Opening Dinner, Sunday, September 14th)

Today, as millions of people prepare to participate in this November's presidential election, two issues playing below the radar, the 2010 census and redistricting, have the potential to significantly shape, alter, and define the meaning, impact, and results of electoral and issue based work for years to come.

Census data alone will directly affect the allocation of more than $300 billion in federal and state funding. The way lines are drawn in subsequent redistricting efforts decide not only the shape and size of communities, helping to determine everything from Congressional and state legislative district boundaries to school board districts and voting precincts, but also the constituency that comprises these communities. Combined, the results of the 2010 census and subsequent redistricting efforts will both describe and define who we are as a representative democracy, as well as have a determining impact on our economy and on political outcomes at all levels of government.


On Monday, September 15th, 2008, FCCP hosted "Census and Redistricting: an FCCP Funder Convening", in conjunction with the Joyce Foundation in Chicago, IL. This convening served as a starting point for funders to examine and discuss the challenges and opportunities of the 2010 census and subsequent redistricting and how philanthropic support can impact these important issues. More information about the convening can be found in the agenda below.

More resources, links, and video of the conference coming soon!


Sunday, September 14th, 2008, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location:  312 Chicago Restaurant, 136 N. Lasalle St. (dinner) | Hotel Allegro, 171 West Randolph St.
     6:30 - 8:30pm      Opening Dinner  
Introductory Remarks:
  • Thomasina H. Williams, Program Officer, Governance and Civil Society Unit, Peace and Social Justice Program, Ford Foundation
  • Mayor Mark Mallory, City of Cincinnati
Monday, September 15th, 2008, 8am – 4pm
The Joyce Foundation, 70 West Madison Street, Suite 2750, Chicago, IL, (312) 782-2464
     8:00 – 9:00am     Breakfast
     9:00 – 9:10am     Welcome  
  • Thomas E. Mann, Convening Facilitator and Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution
  • Larry Hansen, Planning Committee Co-Chair and Vice President, Joyce Foundation
  • Todd A. Cox , Planning Committee Co-Chair, and Program Officer, Human Rights Program, Ford Foundation
    9:10 – 10:30am  Opening Panel
  • Patricia Bauman, President, Bauman Family Foundation
     10:30 – 10:45am             Break
     10:45 – 12:30pm            Focus on Census                         
  • Terri Ann Lowenthal, Policy and Legislative Consultant  
  • Karen McGill Lawson, President and CEO, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund (LCCREF)
  • Stanley D. Moore, Director, U.S. Census Bureau Chicago Regional Office
  • Dr. William P. O’Hare, Senior Fellow, the Annie E. Casey Foundation  
     12:30 – 1:30pm  Lunch & Introduction to FCCP
     1:30 – 3:15pm     Focus on Redistricting
  • Thomasina H. Williams, Program Officer, Governance and Civil Society Unit, Peace and Social Justice Program, Ford Foundation
     3:15 – 4:00pm     Closing Discussion
  • Geraldine P. Mannion, Program Director, U.S. Democracy and the Special Opportunities Fund, Carnegie Corporation of New York
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