The Role of Evaluation and Learning: A Spotlight on Foundations

The Role of Evaluation and Learning: A Spotlight on Foundations 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

12:00-1:30 p.m. EDT: Panel Discussion followed by Q&A

The EnCompass Learning Center, in partnership with Washington Evaluators, is proud to host a panel of leaders from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and The Rockefeller Foundation who will share their experiences and reflections on the role that evaluation and learning play within their respective foundations and where they see the field moving in terms of future priorities.

Our panel will discuss the following key topics:

  • The evaluation function and its objectives and relation to learning within the foundations
  • Ways to build an evaluation and learning practice that reflect organizational values
  • What is most exciting about their evaluation and learning efforts to date
  • Where will they be focusing their efforts in the years ahead

Please note that this event will take place online via zoom. The login information for the event will be emailed to registrants at least one week prior to the event. If you have any questions please reach out to us at

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact us if you require closed captioning for this event or wish to request other accommodations.



  • Lynne Franco, EnCompass LLC


  • Sonia Moldovan – Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Veronica Olazabal – The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Alonzo Plough – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Maurice Samuels – MacArthur Foundation