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 Export to Your Calendar 11/10/2017
When: Friday, November 10, 2017
1:00-3:00 PM
Where: The Philadelphia Foundation
1835 Market Street
Suite 2410
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19103-2968
United States
Contact: Ana Lisa Yoder
Yoder Consultancy

Online registration is available until: 11/8/2017
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Philanthropy, Immigration, and the 2020 Census


Please join The Philadelphia Foundation, Pennsylvania Voice (PA Voice), the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC), and The Samuel S. Fels Fund for a discussion of the 2020 Census and why an accurate count matters to foundations, nonprofits, and the communities we care about, with particular emphasis on the impact on immigrant communities.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Gary D. Bass, Executive Director, The Bauman Foundation
  • Erin Casey, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Voice
  • Aryah Somers Landsberger, Director of Programs, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees 

Speaker Biographies

Gary D. Bass, Executive Director
The Bauman Foundation

Gary BassGary Bass became the executive director of the Bauman Foundation in July 2011. In 1983, he founded OMB Watch, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization that promotes greater government accountability and transparency and increased citizen participation in public policy decisions, and he directed it until moving to the Bauman Foundation. In addition to his role at the Bauman Foundation, Bass is an affiliated professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, where he teaches about nonprofit advocacy and social change. Bass received a combined doctorate in psychology and education from The University of Michigan.

Erin Casey, Executive Director
PA Voice

Erin Casey

Erin Casey is Executive Director of PA Voice, a statewide coalition focused on nonpartisan civic engagement that has already begun working with national and local partners to begin planning for the 2020 Census. As the state leader on this issue, PA Voice has engaged communities across the commonwealth to build a broader coalition to ensure a fair and accurate count. Erin brings many years of field organizing experience to her work with PA Voice, including roles as National Partnership Coordinator for Public Interest Research Groups and Field Organizer for Green Corps.


Aryah Somers Landsberger, Director of Programs
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

AryahAryah Somers Landsberger is Director of Programs for Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, where she is responsible for developing programs and information resources. Aryah has more than 12 years of experience with immigrant and refugee issues. She served as director of advocacy at KIND championing administrative and legislative protections for unaccompanied children. While a consultant, she co-authored UNHCR’s “Children on the Run” report on the root causes of migration of unaccompanied children from Central America and Mexico to the U.S. As a Fulbright Scholar in Guatemala, she researched safe repatriation and reintegration of children removed from the U.S. to Guatemala.

Aryah has also represented hundreds of children in immigration removal proceedings as a children’s attorney in New York at The Door and in Arizona at the Florence Project. Internationally, she worked in Egypt and Ecuador advocating for refugee children. She has published law journal articles, practice advisories, white papers, statements, and talking points. Aryah earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University.