In 2004 Play BIG was an audacious glimmer in Carol Newell’s eye.
Now Carol has addressed hundreds of people of significant wealth interested in the idea of making their capital work for positive change in the world.
In addition to their many speaking appearances at conferences and fundraisers, Carol Newell and Marian Moore have hosted and collaborated with other organizations to bring together small groups interested in taking their philanthropy and investment in a new direction.
Past Play BIG Gatherings
- February 25–28, 2015 Play BIG 2015 featuring Lauren Embrey and Regan Pritzker
- February 11-14, 2014 Play BIG 2014 featuring Charly Kleissner and Annabelle White
- January 31-February 3, 2013 - Play BIG 2013 featuring Josh Mailman and Sallie Calhoun
- March 22-25, 2012 - Play BIG 2012 featuring Mitch and Freada Kapor.
- March 24-27, 2011 - Play BIG 2011 featuring Peter Buffet.
- September 2-6, 2009 - Hollyhock Play Big: Creative Solutions in Challenging Times
- May 4-5 , 2008 – San Francisco Play BIG with Investors’ Circle with Andy Rappaport, Skyline Public Works, and Diego Recalde and Marjorie Torres, Concrete Stories
- April 17-18, 2008 – Women Play BIG in Toronto with Canadian Women’s Foundation (C.W.F.) and Social Venture Institute featuring Doris Buffet, The Sunshine Lady Foundation, and Mary Stranahan, Goodworks Montana.
- February 28, 2008 – Santa Fe Play BIG
- September, 2007 – Play BIG at Hollyhock featuring Kris Tompkins, Conservacion Patagonica, and Bill Young, SCP
- April, 2007 – Women Play BIG with C.W.F. in Toronto featuring Helen LaKelly Hunt
- November, 2006 – Women Play BIG with C.W.F. in Calgary featuring Mary Stranahan, Goodworks Montana
- May, 2006 – Play BIG at Hollyhock featuring author journalist Adam Hochschild
- April, 2006 – Women Play BIG in Toronto featuring Doris Buffet, The Sunshine Lady Foundation
- September, 2005 – Play BIG at Hollyhock
"A donation now will likely solve more than that same donation later’ because ‘societal ills generally increase at an exponentially greater rate than does return on capital.’”
- Rosenberg’s Rule - developed by Stanford University in a paper called A New Take on Tithing
- Sallie Calhoun, Globetrotter Foundation
- Josh Mailman, Sirius Business
- Charly Kleissner, KL Felicitas Foundation
- Annabelle White, Dragonfly Fund
- Mitch and Freada Kapor, Level Playing Field Institute
- Kristin Hull, President of Hull Family Foundation
- Peter Buffett, Emmy Award-winning musician, has an acclaimed career that spans more than 28 years as a professional musician, composer, philanthropist and author.
- Abigail Disney, Founder and the President of the Daphne Foundation and vice-chair of the board of Shamrock Holdings, Inc.
- Bill Young, Founder of Social Capital Partners, in Toronto, funds businesses employing the disadvantaged.
- Helen LaKelly Hunt, Founder of the Sister Fund, a private women’s fund dedicated to the social, political, economic and spiritual empowerment of women and girls
- Andy Rappaport, Founder and Principle of Skyline Public Works, blends venture capital with political philanthropy by investing in emerging political entrepreneurs who are re-inventing the progressive movement in the United States.
- Doris Buffett, Founder and Funder of The Sunshine Lady Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty for women and children, and foster the growth of philanthropy, through education.
- David Berge, the President and Founder of Underdog Ventures, LLC, a company that creates and manages customized community venture capital funds, integrating development stage investing to drive substantial and philanthropic commitments.