Activist Philanthropy: Upping the Ante for Giving
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 / 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Richard Ditizio, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute
Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Founder and Executive Chairperson, African Fashion International; Co-Founder and Vice Chairperson, Motsepe Foundation
Sean Parker, Chairman, Parker Foundation
Lynda Resnick, Vice Chair and Co-Owner, The Wonderful Co.
George Weiss, Founder, Weiss Family Foundation
A new generation of donors is changing philanthropy. Accustomed to solving problems and driving change, they aren't waiting for retirement to begin sharing vast portions of their fortunes to meet worthy goals. They have pledged to spend down during their lifetimes and use many different vehicles to deploy philanthropic funds. These givers -- a group that includes many tech titans -- flex not only their wallets, but their influence and acumen. In doing so, they are pioneering new, activist giving models to turn their personal wealth into society's risk capital. Listen to leading donors discuss how they are guiding their philanthropy in innovative ways.