Funders for Reproductive Equity - 2018 Annual Meeting

Register* Online!

For more than 20 years, FRE has played a singular role in fostering communication, collaboration and connections among funders in this field. Our 2018 Annual Meeting will bring dozens of donors to Austin, Texas on December 6 & 7 to benefit from expert analysis on the most pressing topics in our field, exposure to emerging issues, cutting-edge thinking about grant making and philanthropy and insight into the context for our issues in Texas and beyond. The conference will also spotlight migration, racial equity, young people and foreign policy issues.

In addition, funders are invited to participate in site visits featuring organizations, advocates and policymakers in Austin on December 4.

*Note: FRE programming is open only to invited speakers and representatives of institutions that meet our membership criteria.


We are delighted to announce the following confirmed speakers (with many more to come):

Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis
Founder and Executive Director
Deeds Not Words

Marsha Jones

Marsha Jones
Executive Director
The Afiya Center

Dani Marrero Hi

Dani Marrero Hi

Samantha Romero

Samantha Romero
West Fund


Registration and Accommodations

If you are a FRE member but are not presently logged in to the Members' only section of this site, log in using the button located at the top of this page, click on "Information about the 2018 Annual Meeting," then scroll down to the section titled "Registration and Accomodations" and complete the listed steps. (If you need help logging in, please contact Narada.)

If you're already logged in, click "Members Only" in the site navigation menu, click on "Information about the 2018 Annual Meeting," then scroll down to the section titled "Registration and Accomodations" and complete the listed steps.

If you are not a FRE member:

  1. Complete the registration form
  2. Pay the registration fee (see registration form for details).
  3. Email FRE Operations Director Narada Lee for the link to the conference hotel room block. Attendees not local to the Austin area must book under the FRE room block. A package rate of $383.50—inclusive of a single room, taxes, WiFi, meals and breaks with the group—has been negotiated for Wed., Dec. 5 and $383.50 for Thurs., Dec. 6, for one adult. Reservations made under other rates will be moved into the FRE block at our negotiated rates. If you are local to Austin or the surrounding area, please inform Narada. Note: for early arrivals and/or late departures, a guest-room-only rate of $199 plus 15% tax will apply three (3) days before and three (3) days after the annual meeting and based upon availability.

Deadline to book accomodations: November 13

Questions? Contact FRE Operations Director Narada Lee.


2018 Annual Meeting Planning Crew

Elise Belusa
Tara Health Foundation

Amanda Cloud
Simmons Foundation

Zabrina Collazo
The Ms. Foundation for Women

Ana R. DeFrates
State Infrastructure Project

Justine Desmarais
UN Foundation

Joy Messinger
Third Wave Fund

Nancy Swanson
The Linked Foundation

Jacqueline Nolley Echegaray

Narada Lee
Funders for Reproductive Equity

Denise Shannon