To build and sustain a vibrant American philanthropic 
movement that strengthens our free society.


Must See

Protecting Investments of Philanthropy: A Podcast Interview with Elise Westhoff

Listen as Elise Westhoff joins Jeremy Beer on the Givers, Doers & Thinkers podcast to discuss philanthropy in America and dangerous reforms that could cripple it. Listen  here.

Launching next week!
The Roundtable’s New Podcast, Can we talk about it?

On Wednesday, March 3, The Philanthropy Roundtable will officially release three episodes of its brand-new podcast, Can We Talk About It? with Debi Ghate.

The first three shows include:

Ep. 1 Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Ep. 2 Adam Seagrave and Stephanie Shoneka‪n
Ep. 3 Bret Stephens

Be sure to go to  iTunes March 3 to download and rate! And watch a sneak peak  here!




The Storytelling Gap: How the Liberty Movement Can Compete in Culture (and Win)
February 24 at 12 p.m. ET
For more than 50 years, the Left has owned popular culture, influencing the hearts and minds of American consumers through film, television, and media programs that advance a progressive agenda. The result? An America that now stands on the brink of embracing socialism and rejecting our founding principles; an America where people who express support for liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility are threatened, ostracized, and “canceled.” How can the liberty movement flip the script, tell better stories, and truly compete in culture?
Register here

What Are We Doing About Our Culture? McWhorter, Strossen and Shibley Are Back
March 8 at 2 p.m. ET
We’re excited to share that by popular demand, we will be bringing John McWhorter, Nadine Strossen and Robert Shibley back for another discussion with Debi Ghate! Join us on March 8 at 2 p.m. to hear more about what we can do to improve the state of our culture—to go from broad attempts to silence and purge unpopular views to restoring our belief that speech and open dialogue are the best ways to move America forward. John, Nadine and Robert will discuss their work and how that can provide forward momentum out of the holding pattern we seem to be in now.
Register here


Public Appearances


Are We Giving Fast Enough? 
February 26 at 1 p.m. ET

AEI will host a discussion between its own resident fellow Naomi Schaefer Riley, Roundtable Senior Executive Fellow and AEI Adjunct Scholar in Domestic Policy Studies Howard Husock, and Boston College Law School's Ray Madoff on the state of philanthropy in 2021.  RSVP to the conversation here, and don't miss  Husock’s latest report on the role of donor-advised funds in charitable giving.

Donor Privacy Webinar
March 4 at 1 p.m. ET

The National Taxpayers Union will host a webinar with The Philanthropy Roundtable to discuss an important case ondonor privacy going before the Supreme Court, Americans for Prosperity Foundation vs. Becerra, which will determine whether state governments force nonprofit organizations to disclose their donor lists as a prerequisite for soliciting contributions in their state. NTUF and the Roundtable will be filing amicus briefs supporting donors’ constitutional right to freedom of association and the ability to give privately, as well as questioning a state's compelling interest in demanding this information.

The Philanthropy Roundtable Vice President of Policy Christie Herrera will join NTUF Vice President for Litigation Joe Bishop-Henchman to discuss both the free-speech and tax-administration angles to this case. 
Register here

Threats to Family Philanthropy
March 10 at 2 p.m. ET | 11 a.m. PT

In this webinar, DonorsTrust President and CEO Lawson Bader, The Philanthropy Roundtable President and CEO Elise Westhoff, and Family Business Magazine Publishing Director David Shaw, will outline the good and the bad of the initiative’s proposal and others that may present roadblocks to your planning strategy. Hear how these concepts may alter the philanthropic freedoms you currently enjoy and affect your giving strategy, legacy planning and next-generation engagement.
Register here

Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative - Stanford PACS Education for
Philanthropy Professionals - Stanford PACS

Joanne Florino will be co-teaching a class with Carol Larson, former CEO of the Packard Foundation at Stanford PACS. The program is Education for Philanthropy Professionals and the topic is "Strategies for Engaging Families and Managing Family Dynamics."
Read more

On Demand

Inspiring Stories: Medical Students in Their Communities
How does civil society work? By having the strong communities that are critical for a flourishing, free society. One group that is quietly contributing to the overall flourishing of their communities is medical students. It turns out that medical students are providing many effective and essential services while they learn their profession.

We heard from these talented and hard-working students themselves, and learned how the Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine (KNN) works with and alongside medical students to foster caring and character in the profession—resulting in entrepreneurial contributions to human flourishing even before learners receive their MDs.
Watch more here


At the Roundtable

We're hiring!

The Philanthropy Roundtable is currently seeking highly skilled individuals for two new positions:

  • Digital Content Coordinator to support the marketing team’s digital efforts including electronic and digital communications. View the full job description here.
  • Director of Talent Management to help with strategy and execution for recruiting and retaining top talent in a growing organization. View the full job description here




Must See

  • Nominate a Philanthropist for the 2021 Simon-DeVos Prize – $200,000 will be awarded to the winner’s charity of choice 
    Click  here to nominate!
  • Roundtable Launches New Donor-Intent Online Resource
  • The Philanthropy Roundtable is pleased to announce the launch of its new Donor Intent page, designed to be the best and most thorough resource on donor intent available online. Check it out  here.

Letter to Editor

  • "Analysis of Money Flowing to Hate Groups Is One-Sided" A letter to the editor by Debi Ghate published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy on February 16, 2021.
    Read  here


  • "Taking Sides in Union Disputes: The President Fired Me" by Debi Ghate  
    Read  here


Policy Update


"South Dakota Bill Would Help Starve Cancel Culture By Letting People Donate Privately by Patrice Onwuka
Read  here



News & Opinion


Gary Sinise Launches Mental Health Network For Veterans, First Responders in Forbes
Read  here  

Anonymity more important now than ever for charitable giving in Forbes
Read  here

Famed Getty Museum blasted for ‘virtue-signaling’ diversity effort in the New York Post.
Read  here

Did you know?

“The roots of private giving in the U.S. may go deep, but they need support. 
Honoring donor intent is one of the best ways to protect private giving.”

Source: " Donor intent is important for a healthy philanthropic sector" - Donor Intent Online Resource