In July 2009, the Upstate Institute hosted a series of conversations about philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. These conversations, which are summarized below, represent an investment in ourselves as educators and scholars of philanthropy. Our intent in consolidating this information is to provide a new, cost-effective venue for scholars and educators of philanthropy to learn about the field, and bring issues of philanthropy, not-for-profit organization, and civil society, into our curriculum.
The History and Scholarship of Philanthropy
Our first conversation, which took place on July 16, 2009, focused on the history and scholarship of philanthropy, featured:
- James Allen Smith, Vice President and Director of Research and Education, Rockefeller Archive Center
- David Hammack, Hiram C. Haydn Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University
- Ellen Percy Kraly, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Geography and Director of the Upstate Institute at Colgate University.
Our second conversation was hosted on July 17, 2009, by Emily Katz ’09, who completed an Upstate Institute fellowship on the effectiveness of the Youth Philanthropy Project. She talks with:
- Peter A. Dunn, president and CEO, Central New York Community Foundation
- Peggy O’Shea, president and CEO, Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc.
- Diane Brown, executive director of the Community Foundation for South Central New York
Youth in Philanthropy
On April 29, 2010 we hosted Mike Goorhouse, program associate for Community Foundations in Youth and the Council of Michigan Foundations for a discussion on youth in philanthropy with Daniel Cavazos, ’10, former member of the Student Philanthropy Council, and Julie Dudrick, project director.