While the past year has been fraught with crisis and uncertainty for all of us, the Exponent Philanthropy community has been a place of support for lean funders of all kinds.
Once more, we will come together, this time for a virtual Town Hall and Member Meeting where our leadership will reflect and engage the community through:
- Keynote address by Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin
- Organizational updates and reflections
- Board member elections and business
- Announcement of the 2020 Outsized Impact Award winner
Inclusion, Diversity, and Access
About Marlee Matlin
Marlee Matlin received worldwide critical acclaim for her film debut in Paramount Pictures’ Children of a Lesser God, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Actress. At 21, she became the youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar and only one of four actresses to receive the honor for her film debut. In addition to the Oscar, she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama. Though Ms. Matlin lost her hearing when she was only 18 months old, she never let her challenges dictate her future or deter her dreams. In addition to a long, successful Hollywood career, Ms. Matlin has dedicated herself to raising awareness for many humanitarian causes, giving voice to the voiceless along with diversity and LGBTQ rights. She is also a staunch advocate for children and a champion for those struggling against domestic abuse and addiction (battles she knows well).