Join your nonprofit and philanthropic peers to discuss evolving community needs emerging in 2021. The nation continues to deal with the social and economic pressures of COVID-19, a new administration in Washington, D.C., ongoing racism and systemic inequalities, and various other critical issues. Our town hall conversation will shed light on these issues from the perspectives of Neel Kashkari, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Alene Tchourumoff, Senior Vice President, Community Development and Engagement.
Specific topics of conversation may include Federal stimulus in response to coronavirus, changing interest rates, overall economic health of the country, economic disparities around race and gender, the role of racism and race equity in economic recovery, and new directions and programs for the Federal Reserve.
This event is co-hosted with Minnesota Council of Foundations. Please share this MCN and MCF educational opportunity with your communities. If you are an MCF member or with other foundations, please register on the MCF website.
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This event will be recorded and posted to the MCN website.
took office as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on Jan. 1, 2016, following a national search conducted by the Bank’s independent board of directors. In this role, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, bringing the Ninth District’s perspective to monetary policy discussions in Washington, D.C. In addition to his responsibilities as a monetary policymaker, Kashkari oversees all operations of the Bank, including supervision and regulation, treasury services, and payments services.
Kashkari leads the Bank’s many initiatives. Among them, he was instrumental in establishing the Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute, whose mission is to ensure that world-class research helps to improve the economic well-being of all Americans. Most recently, he has joined with retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page to propose amending Minnesota’s constitution to make a quality public education a fundamental right. This effort supports the Fed’s mandate to achieve maximum employment, with education being a key to obtaining a good job.
For more information, read Kashkari's full bio
, senior vice president of Community Development and the Center for Indian Country Development, leads the Bank’s engagement with communities throughout the Ninth District to promote economic opportunity for low- and moderate-income people and those living in Indian Country. Key focus areas include early childhood development and affordable housing.
Prior to joining the Bank in December 2018, Alene served as chair of Minnesota’s Metropolitan Council, where she built strong partnerships with local governments and community groups to advance transit, housing, and other critical infrastructure. Previously, she served as Minnesota’s first state rail director, led Hennepin County Public Works’ Planning Department, and worked extensively in China and Southeast Asia on public policy and public health initiatives—including combating HIV/AIDS in China and Vietnam.
For more information, read Tchourumoff's full bio