Horizons

Perspectives on philanthropy, impact and our work to improve the lives of vulnerable people around the world.

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Jeannine Balfour is Senior Program Officer, Domestic Programs, focusing on the Foundation's Foster Youth initiative.

Youth and TechnologyDo you have an articulate strategy for using technology like social media or apps to reach vulnerable youth? Does your organization embrace the use of technology or stick its head in the sand with the hope that whatever you're doing will suffice? Ever worry that technology is replacing human interaction on important social issues? On December 2, 2014, we partnered with the Stuart and Pritzker Foundations to convene about 50 experts and stakeholders to address some of these questions and more. Jesse Hahnel of National Council on Youth Law led the discussion on the use of technology as it relates to foster youth and the organizations who serve them. The topics covered included:

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Marc Moorghen is Communications Director at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

KCRWThis week KCRW announced that we have awarded the Southern California public radio station a grant of $1 million to produce multiyear coverage of issues affecting disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in our region. This is our first media grant of this size, so it’s an exciting partnership for both of our institutions.

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By William G. Ouchi, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Management, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Chairman of the CEO Search Committee, and member of the board of directors, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

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As announced earlier, our CEO, Steven M. Hilton has decided to retire after 30 years of dedicated service to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. We've been working behind the scenes since the announcement to find Steve's successor. We are fortunate to have ample time to find a new leader who will continue to implement the wishes of our founder, Conrad N. Hilton, while bringing new possibilities to the work of the Foundation.

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