Nurit Siegel Smith on Power, Money, and Public Benefit

Recorded On: 06/23/2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
3:30 p.m. EDT

About this Session

The strategic alliance between public benefit organizations and private corporations will be critical in our social and economic recovery. In this session, explore the value proposition for both, what it means when resources are shared, and how a shift in power could transform the field.

Learning Objectives
  • Think about the untapped potential of dollars in the private sector, and the impact they could have on public good.
  • Explore the dynamic between public and private entities, and how that dynamic needs to shift to address our social and economic recovery.
  • Learn from a business and philanthropic leader about what it means to straddle those two conversations.


Nurit Siegel Smith, Music Forward Foundation

This session is a part of the 2020 Annual Convention and Public Art & Civic Design Conference

Nurit Siegel Smith

CEO, Music Forward Foundation

Nurit Siegel Smith is a social sector executive and creative strategist dedicated to improving and advancing organizations that positively impact the world around us. She has spent the past two decades in executive roles in arts and entertainment non-profits exploring the intersection of education, performance, and philanthropy. With extensive knowledge of the non-profit and entertainment industry landscapes, she has managed positions within varied organizations including Blue Man Group, Highways Performance Space, SAG-AFTRA Foundation and Grand Performances.  As Executive Director of the Music Forward Foundation she guides a dedicated, national staff who bridge community to the music industry and empower all youth to access the life-sustaining educational and professional opportunities necessary for them to thrive. She is a UC Berkeley dance and theater graduate; her work as a performer and creator has been seen on TV and film and on stages across the country.

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