This is Why: 2020 Virtual Annual Reception

Posted on October 9, 2020

Our region has been through so much, and as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its seventh month, Innovia recognizes that our region needs inspiration, hope and encouragement, now more than ever. Innovia’s Annual Reception is the event each year where we gather together hundreds of generous donors, leaders, and community partners to celebrate generosity and stories of impact and life-transformation from around our region.

Join us on November 17 for an inspiring virtual event as we celebrate another year of community philanthropy. Keynote speaker Henry Timms (Founder of GivingTuesday) will speak to the power of generosity to transform lives and communities. Additional event highlights include globally acclaimed cellist, Zuill Bailey live in studio, stories of generosity from around our region and local singer-songwriter Karli Ingersoll debuting a new song written exclusively for Innovia’s Annual Reception.

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* Link to the live stream Youtube event will be emailed 24 hours in advance and will be available on our website.


Tuesday, November 17 at 12:00pm

Keynote Speaker: Henry Timms

Henry Timms is the co-author of the international bestselling book New Power, described by David Brooks in the New York Times as “the best window I’ve seen into this new world” and shortlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year. Henry is the President and CEO of Lincoln Center, which serves three primary roles: world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. Previously he was the President and CEO of 92nd Street Y, a cultural and community center that creates programs and movements that foster learning and civic engagement. Under his leadership, the 144-year-old institution was named to Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies” list. He is the co-founder of #GivingTuesday, a global philanthropic movement that engages people in close to 100 countries that has generated over a billion dollars for good causes. Henry is a Hauser Visiting Leader at Harvard Kennedy School and Visiting Fellow at Stanford University.