Global Conference 2017

The Milken Institute's Center for Strategic Philanthropy and its predecessor, the Philanthropy Advisory Service, have conducted more than a dozen deep dives into "disease philanthropy." These inquiries have yielded valuable lessons on how philanthropists and family offices can make a difference in a wide range of diseases such as Parkinson's Disease, End Stage Renal Disease, Melanoma and many more. This panel will examine the following questions:

  • How can medical philanthropy evolve beyond "checkbook" philanthropy?
  • What experiences are the most gratifying and challenging for the philanthropist?
  • Compared to government resources for scientific research, will medical philanthropic capital always be marginal? Can it be transformative when it targets a specific disease?
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LaTese Briggs

Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy


Debra Black

Co-founder and Chair, Melanoma Research Alliance

Cindy L. Citrone

Founder and CEO, 33 Foundation

Joyce Keller

Philanthropic Director, Gilbert Family Foundation

Melissa Stevens

Executive Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute

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