Regional Border Response to Emerging Migration & Humanitarian Needs Day I

Thursday, April 15, 2021 -
9:00am to 10:30am PDT
Virtual Webinar


Over the last four years, significant damage has been done to the infrastructure that protects asylum seekers and refugees coming to the U.S. From limited shelter capacity to harmful narratives complicating reform efforts, real obstacles stand in the way of the U.S. mounting a robust humanitarian response. Fortunately, NGOs on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border have deep experience providing critical services along the migration route.

Join GCIR and Hispanics in Philanthropy for a two-part series with experts from the field to understand challenges and opportunities on the border and the role philanthropy can play. This series is open to interested funders in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California, as well national funders with the ability to deploy funds in these regions.


  • Eliza Brennan, Senior Program Officer, ICF
  • Rini Chakraborty, Senior Director of Programs, Four Freedoms Fund
  • Ben Coyle, Senior Director of Institutional Giving, Jewish Family Service of San Diego
  • Chamiza Pacheco de Alas, Director of New Mexico programs, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Mario Porras, Binational Affairs Director, El Paso Community Foundation
  • Lisa Urias, Chief Program and Community Engagement Officer, Arizona Community Foundation



Visit our registration page to register for Day I. 

Please make sure to also register for Day II of this conversation.




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