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Essentials in Philanthropy: A Historical Context

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Bush Foundation

Member: $55 

Nonmember: $100

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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.

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Anyone working in philanthropy is invited to join MCF and Jennifer Ford Reedy, President, Bush Foundation, for this 90-minute workshop. Following the presentation, participants will have an opportunity for questions and answers. 

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