Speeches and Articles

Speeches, articles and presentations by Silicon Valley Community Foundation staff are available in a downloadable .pdf format by simply clicking on the publication title below.

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Speeches

Charitable deduction should be the last thing Congress cuts
by Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D.

Remarks, Regional Meeting 2012
by Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D.

Honoring Courageous Leadership and Compassion Despite Controversy
by Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D.

Remarks, Regional Meeting 2011
by Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D.

Remarks, Regional Meeting 2011
by John M. Sobrato

Closing Remarks, Regional Meeting 2010
Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D.

Closing Remarks, Regional Meeting 2009
Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D.

A Time for Bridge-Building Leadership
The National Hispanic University Commencement Address
June 6, 2009

Opening remarks by Emmett D. Carson
Microfinance California 2009 Conference
May 28, 2009

Community Leadership In Changing Times (PDF)
Remarks by Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., at the Oct. 15, 2008 Regional Meeting of Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Global Citizenship and Social Justice (2008) (PDF)
Commencement Address by Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., to the 2008 graduates of University of California, Santa Barbara.

An Endangered Species in Desperate Need of a New Generation of Leadership (2008) (PDF)
Commencement Address by Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., to the 2008 graduates of Morehouse College.

A Vision for Silicon Valley Community Foundation (2006) (PDF)
Remarks by Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., CEO and president at the 2006 Annual Meeting of Community Foundation Silicon Valley

Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility to Social Equity Investing: A Business Case for Action (2006) (PDF)
Speech by Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D. to the League of Corporate Foundations in the Philippines

Articles

Game Changers 2012

Let’s Stop the Craziness
By Emmett D. Carson
From "Wit and Wisdom: Unleashing the Philanthropic Imagination

Responsive Philanthropy
January 2009

Does Race still matter? PRO: Obama nod doesn't mean racism's dead, gone
Written by Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D.; appeared in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 8, 2008

CON: Racism not dead, but socioeconomics is the bigger issue
Written by Cynthia Tucker; appeared in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 8, 2008

The Black and Brown Divide: What Is It, What's Causing It, and What Can Philanthropy Do About It (2006) (PDF)
Written by Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D.; appeared in Perspectives, a publication of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

Beyond Relief and Recovery, by Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D. (2006)
Written by Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D.; discusses philanthropy's biggest challenge in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Presentations

Presentation by CEO and President Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, July 22, 2008

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