As Good as It Gives: America’s Philanthropy Today
Giving USA numbers and beyond
Chicago | June 23, 2017
The Alford Group and the Chicago Architecture Foundation invite you to join us for a morning of coffee and conversation.
Who is giving in America today? How much? And why? We will present the latest insights and trends around philanthropy in America, as well as lay out and discuss the most effective strategies to engage the next generation of donors.
Bringing together philanthropists and experts from the private, social and academic sectors, we will spend the morning building on the data and trends in the Giving USA 2017 report. We will share context and counsel to inform the way leading organizations seek philanthropic support in the coming year.
- Date: Friday, June 23, 2017
- Time: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
- Location: Chicago Architecture Foundation Lecture Hall, 224 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604
Dr. Michael Moody, the Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University, will share insights from his research on what drives giving among the next generation of donors. His new book Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving comes out October 15, 2017. Read Full Bio
Brenda B. Asare, President and CEO of The Alford Group, will moderate our program and lead our experts and audience members through a thought-provoking and motivating morning. Read Full Bio
Sharon Tiknis and Diane Knoepke, both of The Alford Group, will share perspectives on what is behind and beyond the Giving USA 2017 report findings. Sharon and Diane will present highlights from the report by prompting participants to consider specific actions they can take based on the current and expected state of American philanthropy.
Laura Coy, Director of Community Engagement with William Blair will moderate a panel of next generation philanthropists. Read Full Bio.
- Chanel Coney, Director of Marketing with Chicago Fundamental Investment Partners, featured in Crain’s Chicago Business “20 in their 20s”
- Phillip K. Robinson, Research Associate with William Blair, background in financial and business analysis
We hope you can join us!