Civic Leadership Summit


Civic Leadership Summit is an event that brings people together to learn more about pressing community issues.



Check back soon for information about Civic Leadership Summit.

To see what we did in 2019, see the information below.



Opportunity, Equity, and Creating a More Inclusive Community. 


As more organizations, companies, and institutions are taking steps to address disparities due to factors such as race and gender, it is important for community leaders to come together to consider what role each of us plays in creating more equitable opportunity for all.


Civic Leadership Summit is a chance to gather with people from a variety of sectors and industries to think about how we can all work together to strengthen Indianapolis for generations to come by providing more equitable opportunities throughout our great city.



  • Date: October 24, 2019


  • Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Practice Court


  • Cost:
    • Table of 8 Program & Reception – $600
    • Individual Program & Reception – $75


  • Time: 12:30 – 6:00 p.m.

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Check in and networking

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Program


Central Indiana Community Foundation – Philanthropy and Dismantling Systemic Racism

Moderated by Rebecca Hutton, President & CEO, Leadership Indianapolis

  • Brian Payne, President & CEO, CICF
  • Pam Ross, Vice President of Opportunity, Equity and Inclusion, CICF


Advocating for Underrepresented Populations

Moderated by Rebecca Hutton, President & CEO, Leadership Indianapolis

  • Marlene Dotson, President & CEO, Indiana Latino Institute
  • Andre Givens, Director of Undergraduate & Adult Enterprise and Engagement (Business/Accelerated Adult Programs), University of Indianapolis; and Vice President, Indianapolis Chapter 100 Black Men of America


Inclusion in Corporate Environments

Moderated by Heather Wilson, Indianapolis Member-in-Charge, Frost Brown Todd LLC

  • Jim Macdonald, Managing Director & Market Manager, J.P. Morgan
  • Jimmie McMillian, Senior Corporate Counsel, Hulman & Company


Women in Leadership and Being the First

Moderated by Bill Benner, Executive Director, Pacers Foundation

  • Kelly Krauskopf, Assistant General Manager, Indiana Pacers


5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Reception