2021 Annual Convening

Exploring diversity to lead social change


We hosted our Annual Convening in October. Even though we pivoted last minute to a virtual meeting, this did not deter us from having in-depth conversations about how philanthropy can have a positive or negative impact on the resolution of  issues impacting Puerto Rico. It is noticeable that our collective continues to mature. 

Welcome to our Annual Convening!

‘Exploring Diversity to Lead Social Change’ will be our theme for 2021, as this has permeated the zeitgeist, both locally and nationally, and we must use that momentum to give visibility to those that are lacking it.

After a very challenging pandemic period, we’re excited to see you in-person in our two meet & greet events, to visit a community and to virtually continue learning and discussing the work being done.

Go ahead and register and we’ll keep you up-to-date with more details!

Please keep in mind that this is a grantmakers-only event, but open to both FiPR members and non-members interested in philanthropic work in Puerto Rico.



We have designed this year’s conference with virtual sessions and the opportunity to participate in 2 in-person networking events. See below for more details!

Wednesday, October 20

10:00 am – 11:45 am
Exploring Diversity to Lead Social Change
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Gender Violence
3:00  pm – 4:45 pm
Education: The power of change
5:30  pm – 7:30 pm
Opening Cocktail Hour

In-person event at Jungle Bird La Placita de Santurce

Thursday, October 21

10:00 am – 11:45 am
Let’s talk about FiPR
1:00  pm – 2:15 am
Sustainable Future from anti-racism
3:00  pm – 4:45 pm

Civic Engagement

Friday, October 22

In-person event at Comunidad El Gandul, Calle Cerra, San Juan, PR

9:00 am – 9:45 am
The Art Walk PR
Meeting point – #622 Calle Cerra. Restaurant Axolote
10:00 am – 11:45 am
Community Activity: Re-planting the seed of El Gandul + Mural Painting
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm


Exploring Diversity to Lead Social Change

Agustina Luvis


Beatriz Polhamus

Jerry Maldonado

Gender Violence

Ana María Vidal

Amarilis Pagán Jiménez


Vilma González

Education: The power of change

Eduardo Carrera


Let’s talk about FiPR

Glenisse Pagán

Anja Paonessa

Racial + Environment Justice

Mapenzi Nonó


Civic Engagement

Charlotte Gosett


Alejandro Silva

Sandra Cruz

Cecille Blondet

Issel Masses

Adi Martínez


Culture, Participation & Privacy Guidelines

We want you to experience our annual convening as a chance to continue building our philanthropic community by enabling collaborative discussions that allow diverse grantmakers to work together and scale up their impact in Puerto Rico. Discussions should be lively, yet respectful, and always seek to bridge the gaps between diverse opinions, cultures, interests, and backgrounds, while staying focused on our mission to improve the lives of the marginalized.

You may tag us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter, and use the #convenePR hashtag so other attendees can find your posts.

Sessions might be recorded for archival purposes and available for our members.

We may take photos or video of sessions and attendees.

This content is for FiPR use only and may appear on our website, newsletter, social media pages, or future promotional material.

While fundraising is prohibited, we do encourage you to share what you learn and to refrain from doing so if the speakers explicitly request confidentiality.

Please abide by our No Soliciting Policy.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Given we have some in-person sessions, we need to ensure the health and safety of our attendees. Please follow these guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety.

Stay at home if you’re sick or have been in close contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Be respectful of anyone’s desire for space, face coverings or a touchless experience.

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