Essentials in Philanthropy

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 10:00am to Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 12:00pm CDT

Essentials in Philanthropy is a two part series designed to offer a framework for philanthropic professionals to engage their work in a way that results in greater equity and justice.

A Historical Context

4/26/2021 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

If it is true that one cannot know where to go unless they know where they have been, then digging into our history is necessary for our sector to move forward. The work of transformation that we long to see in our communities starts with us. We must acknowledge the historical, social and cultural influences that have shaped modern philanthropy. By examining the history of institutional giving in the U.S., reflecting on who we are, where we come from and the traditions that we follow, we can forge a stronger sector.

Featured Presenter: Jennifer Ford Reedy, President, Bush Foundation

Today’s Changing Context

5/6/2021 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The inequities and injustices made evident in the present dual crises reveal that we cannot return to “business as usual”. The innovation and boldness with which our sector responds reveal that we don’t have to fall into old habits. The philanthropic sector of tomorrow is being shaped today. What if we approached our work with curiosity and courage? Oh, the possibilities!

Featured Presenters: Kate Seng, Senior Director of Higher Education, GHR Foundation and Pahoua Yang Hoffman, Senior Vice President of Community Impact, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation


Want to attend but not sure if your calendar permits? No worries! These sessions will be recorded and available for all who register. 

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