The Philanthropy Roundtable finished our year-long celebration of economic opportunity landmarks at Salt Lake City’s Welfare Square. The programs provided through Welfare Square exemplify opportunity, thrift, and generosity to those in need. In the true spirit of those pioneers who settled in the American West, Welfare Square is at the heart of self-reliance. These model programs help individuals and families of all religions, nationalities, and backgrounds help themselves. Donors had the opportunity to meet visionary leaders who described the transformative impact of these programs on individuals and their communities.
You can read more about this inspiring event as featured in the Deseret News.
“They may seem drastically different: a nonprofit that helps children build lemonade stands, an organization that encourages character building through sports and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But they all have the same underlying goal: to promote economic self-reliance.
“The LDS Church Thursday was the last stop on a nationwide tour highlighting best practices in economic self-reliance. During a two day conference sponsored by The Philanthropy Roundtable, representatives from charitable foundations across the country took a tour through Welfare Square, the LDS Humanitarian Center and the Bishop’s Central Storehouse.”
Visit the Welfare Square event page to see the full conference agenda and event highlights.