Philanthropy today? Philanthropy tomorrow?

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Lower College Hall

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Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

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Philanthropy today? Philanthropy tomorrow? Reflecting on contemporary philanthropy and the opportunities and challenges ahead.

University of St Andrews, Lower College Hall, 12th/13th October 2016

Attendance on both or either of the days is possible. Please select your choice on the registration page.

Programme for the 12th of October

From 9:30 Refreshments and registration

10:00-10:10 Welcome

10:10-11:35 Part 1: Exploring foundations


Unpicking the intellectual fruit bowl of philanthropic foundations: towards a typology? – Tobias Jung, Director, The Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good


Public benefits or playthings for the rich? Reflecting on foundations’ contemporary roles – Diana  Leat, Visiting Professor, Cass Business School and the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, and former Board Member of The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Trust

11:10-11:35 Roundtable discussions and feedback on the theme ‘Strengthening research and knowledge on the institutions of philanthropy’

11:35-13:00 Part 2: Philanthropy: international perspectives

11:35-12:05 Philanthropy, policy and public debates: insights and experiences from Germany – Rupert Count Strachwitz, Director, Maecenata Institute,

12:05-12:35 Philanthropy, the Middle East and the Muslim World: opportunities, challenges and priorities – Yunus Sola, Director, Academy of Philanthropy

12:35-13:00 Roundtable discussions and feedback on the theme ‘Opportunities for international learning and collaborations’

 13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:25 Part 3: Philanthropy and universities


Securing gifts – Robert Fleming, Commissioner, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Commission for Philanthropy

Receiving gifts – Robert Dufton, Director of Campaigns, Sheffield University and former Director Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Unpacking gifts – Jenny Harrow, Co-Director, Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy, Cass Business School, City University

15:00-15:25 Roundtable discussions and feedback on the theme ‘Relationships between philanthropy and universities’

15:25-15:40 Closing remarks: Looking back on the day, looking forward to the next

15:40 Refreshments


Programme for the 13th of October

From 10:00 Refreshments and registration

10:30-10:40 Welcome

10:40-12:05 Part 4: Recasting philanthropy?!

10:40-11:10 Turning philanthropy sideways: from vertical to horizontal philanthropy – Susan Wilkinson Maposa, Author of ‘The Poor Philanthropist: how and why the poor help each other’, and former Director, Building Community Philanthropy Programme, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa

11:10-11:40 Engaged philanthropy: the approach and experiences of The Rank Foundation – Caroline Broadhurst, Deputy Chief Executive, The Rank Foundation

11:40-12:05 Roundtable discussions and feedback on the theme ‘Opportunities and challenges of recasting philanthropic hierarchies’

12:05-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:25 Part 5: Structures and practices of community philanthropy

13:00-13:30 Collaborative giving: giving circles and beyond – Beth Breeze, Director, Centre for Philanthropy, University of Kent

13:30-14:00 Community foundations in Germany: empowering citizens, not warehouses of wealth – Marie-Luise Stoll Steffan, Co-chair, Community Foundations Working Group and

Regional Coordinator, Association of Community Foundations, Berlin

14:00-14:30 Reflections on community and collaborative philanthropy – Giles Ruck, Chief Executive, Foundation Scotland and Barry Knight, Adviser, Global Fund for Community Foundations

14:30-14:55 Roundtable discussions and feedback on the theme ‘Understanding, structuring and developing community philanthropy’

14:55-15:15 Tea and coffee

15:15-16:00 Part 6: Philanthropy to the rescue? Bringing different strands of thinking and practice together and paving the way forward

Open discussion

The event forms part of the seminar series 'Philanthropy to the rescue? Exploring the opportunities, strenghts and challenges of philanthropy'. The series is funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), grant reference ES/M002578/1. For further information and details on other events in the series, please visit the series' webpages by clicking here.

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