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A gathering of changemakers our country needs

In 2022, FFI was thrilled to bring together more than 100 leaders who are turning a fair shot at wellbeing into a reality at the inaugural Wellbeing Summit. Our charge? To learn from one another and design solutions for tackling some of our country’s largest challenges, together.

Designing for a fair shot at wellbeing

Summit participants put wellbeing design principles into practice as we imagined what a country where everyone has a fair shot at wellbeing could look like — and how we can get there.

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Our focus areas and speakers

We ignited sparks of creativity and purpose around four focus areas:

  • Built Environment and Infrastructure
  • Media and Storytelling
  • Democracy and the Digital Age
  • Violence and Healing


Namisha and Jay Patel are co-owners of Refuge, an inclusive and community-driven hotel in Charlotte, NC. During the Wellbeing Summit, Namisha and Jay shared about the history of hotel ownership and how they are infusing wellbeing and community into Refuge.

What’s next?

FFI and Summit participants are hard at work crafting plans that will inform our collective actions over the next two years. To stay in the loop and receive updates on how you can get involved, sign up for our newsletter.

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Gratitude to our friends, partners and supporters

The Wellbeing Summit wouldn’t be possible without the passion and commitment of each participant, partner and supporter. We’d also like to thank our wonderful host city of Charlotte, NC, rich with history, culture and community.

The inaugural Wellbeing Summit has been made possible through generous contributions by:


The Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation

Boston Opportunity System Collaborative

In addition to: