NOV. 11-13, 2024

Baltimore, Maryland

Registration opens May 2024! 

Curated By New Profit
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A community gathering

to cultivate connection, ideas, and action.

In 2022, we launched The Well to bring together a multiracial, intergenerational, cross-sector coalition for change. We affectionately call this community of social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other social impact leaders "the MIC." In November 2024, we invite you to Step Up to The MIC and lay the groundwork to collectively strengthen our nation as we approach America’s 250th anniversary in 2026. Over three days, we will listen, learn, and create brave spaces for honest dialogue with a strong bias for action. And we’ll also make time for joy and celebration.


Embrace new perspectives
and expand the scope of possibility.

In order to bring about real, lasting change, we must come together as a MIC to problem solve and co-create. The Well is a place where we can leverage our differences as powerful assets in our work to transform America. Participants, including our esteemed co-designers, represent a wide range of viewpoints and experiences, helping us advance our larger aspirations. The MIC is not about one or the other, it’s about all.

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We believe in an evolution of America,

one that enables access and opportunity for all to thrive

New Profit is a philanthropic organization that supports high-impact social entrepreneurs creating solutions to systemic challenges in America by leveraging their proximity to the genius, assets, and vision of the communities they serve. New Profit exists to build a bridge between these leaders and a community of philanthropists who are committed to partnering and catalyzing their impact. Since its founding in 1998, New Profit has invested over $350M in 250+ organizations and, through the America Forward Coalition’s collective advocacy efforts, has unlocked over $1.9B in government funding for social innovation.


Inspiration and Impact

A well is a place where stories are told and community news is shared. At The Well, we will learn from and with each other, generating the intellectual and inspirational fuel to drive greater impact as individuals and as a community.

Relationship Building

A well is a gathering place for diverse and disparate communities to come together. At The Well, we will create intentional and organic opportunities to connect with each other in meaningful, action-oriented ways.

Restorative Activities

A well is a place for replenishment and restoration. At The Well, we will provide spaces and activities focused on our health and wellbeing so we can prepare for the work ahead.

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  • Heather McGhee Heather McGhee Author, Educator, and Activist
  • Jim Shelton Jim Shelton Chief Investment and Impact Officer Blue Meridian Partners
  • Bibb Hubbard Bibb Hubbard Founder & President Learning Heroes
  • Peter Storey Peter Storey Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Practice of Christian Ministry Duke University Divinity School
  • JaNay Queen Nazaire JaNay Queen Nazaire Senior Advisor, PSG Co-Founder, Blk Grvty
  • Nick Tilsen Nick Tilsen President & CEO NDN Collective
  • Dany Green Dany Green Mixed Media Artist Washington, D.C.
  • Morgan Dixon Morgan Dixon Co-Founder and CEO GirlTrek
  • Tulaine Montgomery Tulaine Montgomery Co-CEO and Co-Curator New Profit
  • Shawn Dove Shawn Dove Managing Partner and Co-Curator New Profit
  • Brittany Packnett Cunningham Brittany Packnett Cunningham Founder and Principal Love & Power Works
  • Morgan Dixon Morgan Dixon Co-Founder and CEO GirlTrek
  • Dr. David Johns Dr. David Johns Executive Director National Black Justice Coalition
  • Gerry Roll Gerry Roll Executive Director Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky
  • Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson President & CEO Children's Defense Fund
  • Jerry Colonna Jerry Colonna CEO and Co-Founder Reboot
  • Felix Ruano Felix Ruano Co-Founder and President Subject
  • Big Picture Learning Big Picture Learning Leadership Journeys
  • Syncopated Ladies Syncopated Ladies Female Tap Dance Band
  • Anderson Sainci Anderson Sainci Director, Office of Shared Prosperity City of Dubuque, Iowa
  • Romero Wesson Romero Wesson CEO WESSON + Partners
  • Rafiq Kalam Id-Din Rafiq Kalam Id-Din Founder & Managing Partner Embed Charter School
  • Teresa Hodge Teresa Hodge President Mission: Launch, Inc.
  • Melinda Weekes-Laidlow Melinda Weekes-Laidlow Social Change Architect Founder & CEO Beautiful Ventures
  • Ken Himmelman Ken Himmelman Executive Director Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Jamie Sears Jamie Sears Managing Director, Community Impact & Corporate Responsibility UBS
  • Ellen Horing Ellen Horing President Highgate Partners
  • Dillon Bernard Dillon Bernard Founder, Amplify Pledge Creative Director, Dillon Bernard Media
  • Curt Ellis Curt Ellis Co-Founder & CEO FoodCorps
  • Chris Chatmon Chris Chatmon CEO & Co-Founder Kingmakers of Oakland
  • Adrian Haro Adrian Haro CEO The Workers Lab
  • Héctor Sánchez-Flores Héctor Sánchez-Flores Executive Director National Compadres Network
  • Jeff Jones and Leslie Salmon Jones Jeff Jones and Leslie Salmon Jones Co-Founders Afro Flow Yoga
  • Joyce Hobson Johnson Joyce Hobson Johnson Co-Executive Director Beloved Community Center of Greensboro
  • Desmond Meade Desmond Meade Executive Director Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
  • MESHELLE MESHELLE The Indie-Mom of Comedy
  • Pilin Anice Pilin Anice Movement & Wellness Guide
  • Vanessa Kirsch Vanessa Kirsch Founder and Co-CEO New Profit
  • Dr. César A. Cruz Dr. César A. Cruz Founder The FREEdom School of Homies Empowerment
  • DJ Signal DJ Signal
  • DuPont Brass DuPont Brass Brass-Driven Supergroup
  • Pedro Castiñeiras & Yoii Moore Pedro Castiñeiras & Yoii Moore Salsa Instructors
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