Patagonia VP Rick Ridgeway to keynote philanthropy summit in Reno |

Patagonia VP Rick Ridgeway to keynote philanthropy summit in Reno

NNBV staff report
Patagonia Vice President of Public Engagement Rick Ridgeway.
Courtesy Jeff Johnson

RENO, Nev. — The third annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit, hosted by Moonridge Group, is returning to Reno on Sept. 21.

According to a news release, the Philanthropy Leaders Summit is an “annual gathering of corporate funders, family foundations and individual philanthropists to learn about best practices and trends in giving.”

“Transformational Philanthropy” is the theme of this year’s summit, set for 8-11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the Nevada Museum of Art (160 W. Liberty St., Reno).

Rick Ridgeway, Vice President of Public Engagement at Patagonia, will serve as keynote speaker Below is a short lineup of other scheduled speakers:

• David B. Walker, Executive Director & CEO, Nevada Museum of Art

Punam Mathur, Master of Ceremonies

Konner Robison, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino and Founder and Operator of Scholastic Gateway Fund in Washoe County

Joe Bruce, Student at Reno High School and VP of Innovation and Gathering at Good Deed Hunting

Jeremy Aguero, Principal and Analyst at Applied Analysis

Kristi Overgaard, Chief Brand Officer at SWITCH

Chris Reilly, Workforce Development and Education lead at Tesla

Rebecca Darling, US Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Barrick Gold Corporation

Kristen Avansino, President and Executive Director at E.L. Wiegand Foundation

Tickets are $50; go here to register and learn more.