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Model Foundation: Philanthropy & Innovation for Impact

Thursday, August 11, 2016 to Friday, August 12, 2016

Yale Center Beijing and Philanthropy in Motion (PIM) proudly invite you to join in this two-day conference "Impact for Innovation".

Time and Location

August 11 – 12, 2016

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong'anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Ticket (Each Session):
Purchase in advance: RMB 30 for students; RMB 60 for all others.
Purchase at the door: RMB 100.

Lunch (per head): RMB 100.

Click HERE to register via EVENTBANK.

Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

Model Foundation is an international summer program on venture philanthropy and social innovation. Through online and offline training, young people develop the skills and networks to become effective change-makers and leaders in their community. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and be mentored by top leaders in the field. In addition, they will collectively manage a 20,000 USD fund to support a portfolio of impactful social organizations.

Model Foundation 2016 culminates in "Innovation for Impact," a conference on creating cross-sector solutions to long-standing social issues. Philanthropy in Motion (PIM) and Yale Center Beijing proudly invite you to join in this two-day conference, to hear from over 25 thought-leaders and practitioners at the nexus of philanthropy, technology, government, and the private sector.


August 11, 2016
Innovation for Impact

9:00-9:30 am
Morning Program
9:30 am-12:00 pm
Welcome Remarks
9:30-9:50 am
Carol Li Rafferty Managing Director, Yale Center Beijing, Yale ’00
Jasmine Lau, Co-Founder of Philanthropy in Motion (PIM), Yale '12
Connie Leong, Co-Founder of Philanthropy in Motion (PIM), Yale '12
Keynote Speech: China Going Global: Exporting Lessons of Innovation in Poverty Alleviation
9:50–10:20 am
Wang Xingzui, Executive Vice President of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, Yale World Fellow

Tea Break

10:20-10:30 am

Panel: Participatory Models of Change

10:30 am-12:00 pm

Zoe Shen, Vice Secretary General of One Foundation
Chung To, Founder of Chi Heng Foundation
Gaurav Gupta, Partner, Regional Director - Asia at Dalberg Global Development Advisors, Yale '05
Charlene (Xiuli) Wang, Associate Professor in the School of New Media, Peking University
Dr. Chan Yu, Deputy Program Director of Master of Social Sciences in Nonprofit Management at The University of Hong Kong


12:00-2:00 pm
Afternoon Program
2:00-4:00 pm
Panel: Scaling Impact Through Technology
2:00-3:45 pm
Dina Yang, Deputy Director of Gates Foundation China Offfice
Liu Shutong, Founder of MotionEco
Tyler Lyman, CEO of Microbenefits
Stuart Oda, Founder of Alesca Life Technologies
Closing Keynote: The Mission and Evolution of US-China Strong - A Unique Private Public Partnership
3:45-4:00 pm

Travis Tanner, President of the U.S.-China Strong Foundation

August 12, 2016
Mission Driven Careers

2:00-2:30 pm
Panel One: Leveraging Private Resources for Public Good
Room: Commons (This panel is in English.)
2:30-4:00 pm
Michelle Garnaut, Founder and CEO of M Restaurant Group
Ashwin Kaja, Associate at Covington & Burling, Harvard J.D. '11
David Moser, Academic Director at CET Chinese Studies at Beijing Capital Normal University
Simon Webb, Senior VP of Ogilvy Public Relations, Beijing
Amanda Zheng, Executive Director of Shell Foundation - Transist China Energy Incubator
Panel Two: Thinking Big and Starting Small
Room: Tiered Classroom (This panel is in Chinese.)
2:30–4:00 pm
DIAO Wen, Founder of BN Vocational School
LIN Hong, Secretary General of Ginkgo Foundation
JI Lin, Managing Secretary, Global Environmental Institute
Virginia Tan, Founder of Lean In China
Ronald Wu, Private Sector Development Specialist at the World Bank
Panel Three: Founder Stories
Room: Tiered Classroom (This panel is in English.)
4:15-5:30 pm
Megil Mo, CEO of Rice Donate
Yves (Yu) Zuo, Founder of Pionovasion
Taylor Li, Founder of the China Narcolepsy Project
Tina Collins, Actress and Founder of the Gary Sign Language Project
Public Event