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Funders Meeting with Ayirini Fonseca-Sabune

April 17, 2019

Time:11:45 am - 2:00 pm

Meet Ayirini Fonseca-Sabune, New York City’s Chief Democracy Officer

For Philanthropy New York’s final Democracy Series Session we invite you to a conversation with Ayirini Fonseca-Sabune, New York City’s Chief Democracy Officer. The discussion will focus on efforts in New York City to promote civic engagement and expand opportunities for residents to participate in our democracy. Ms. Fonseca-Sabune will discuss her plan to amplify the voice of every New Yorker by building civic capacity and deepening engagement to improve communities, build a more equitable city, and to strengthen our democracy.

Lunch will be served.


  • Strategy for sourcing, piloting, and scaling programming
  • Learnings from community groups across the City about activating residents and meeting a community’s civic needs
  • Priorities and goals for Ms. Fonseca-Sabune’s team through 2020
  • Opportunities for philanthropy to support civic engagement and strengthen democracy


  • Ayirini Fonseca-Sabune, New York City’s Chief Democracy Officer, DemocracyNYC

Designed for all interested funders.


11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Check-in
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Discussion

Registration is required by April 16th and space is limited.

PNY Members:
To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)

Non-Member Funders:
Please email ($150 fee)

Please email with any questions.

In collaboration with

  • New York State Heath Foundation
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • North Star Fund
  • The New York Women’s Foundation


April 17, 2019
11:45 am - 2:00 pm


Philanthropy New York
320 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017 United States
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(212) 714-0699