Gasol Foundation was honored to receive an invitation and attend the 2023 National Basketball Players Association Foundation (NBPAF) Business of Giving Conference held at UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center in Los Angeles on September 13-15th.
The National Basketball Players Association Foundation (NBPAF) highlights and accelerates the real and collaborative work that players do worldwide to build their communities and create meaningful change. The NBPAF also provides strategic funding- grants Gasol Foundation has been the recipient of on several occasions, including this year.
As we are very much aware due to Pau and Marc’s example, professional basketball players seek to build and inspire communities by dedicating their time, thought and resources. Today, much of their work is global and collectively spans a wide range. The NBPAF offers support by communicating all players’ endeavors to the world. The National Basketball Players Association Foundation Business of Giving Conference is yet another example of this.
Some of the topics offered in this participant based, intensive course included Foundation Fundamentals, International Impact, and Philanthropy and Systems Change. Event speakers included NBPA Foundation Executive Director, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake; philanthropist and social impact entrepreneur, Miki Woodard; Executive Director for Social Change Fund United (SCFU), Aida Morrow; and Founder, RMG Global and Philanthropic Advisor, Regina Miller.
We hope to utilize the knowledge gained, as well as the connections made with individuals and organizations who were in attendance, to accelerate and maximize the impact of our work and continue to navigate the business of philanthropy to contribute to making Gasol Foundation a long term and sustainable organization.