For Immediate Release
Apr 30, 2015

Milken Institute expands existing philanthropy services, establishes Center for Strategic Philanthropy

LOS ANGELES -- The Milken Institute today formally established the Center for Strategic Philanthropy to maximize impact and the return on philanthropic investment.

“Whether we’re advising families on how to support high-impact research, convening donors to share lessons learned with their peers, or showcasing innovative financing mechanisms that leverage charitable giving, we are committed to improving the efficacy of philanthropy to address key social challenges,” said Rich Ditizio, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Milken Institute.

The flagship program of the Center, the Philanthropy Advisory Service, enables donors to evaluate giving decisions and build a high-impact philanthropy portfolio across medical research, education and public health.

“In the past few years, we’ve seen an increased demand for our advisory services, tools and donor forums across a broad range of issues,” said Melissa Stevens, executive director of the Center for Strategic Philanthropy. “This new center ensures that innovation used to address one social issue is translated to another.”


About the Milken Institute

The Milken Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank determined to increase global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs and improve health. It conducts data-driven research, convenes action-oriented meetings and promotes meaningful policy initiatives.