Leadership Summit on Global Philanthropy reviewed

Sue Daniels and Alana Lowe-Petraske

The Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at New York University held its Leadership Summit 2011 on 17-19 February 2011 on ‘Global Philanthropy’. About 40 institutions were represented from around the world, including universities, grantmakers and charities.

Keynote speaker Dame Stephanie Shirley, the UK’s first Ambassador for Philanthropy, spoke about ‘Giving Philanthropists a Voice Worldwide’ while Sir C Duncan Rice, former principal of the University of Aberdeen and conference co-chair, talked about ‘(Mostly) British Philanthropy since 1995’. Other highlights of the conference included an impassioned and engaging address by John Sexton, president of NYU, entitled ‘A Fundraising Life’, and an inspiring presentation by Ronald B Bruder (founder and chairman of the Education for Employment Foundation) from the front lines of development.

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