Philanthropy Roundtable has a mission: to foster excellence in philanthropy, protect philanthropic freedom and help donors advance liberty, opportunity and personal responsibility. As philanthropy faces unprecedented threats, our mission is more vital now than ever before. We invite you to listen and be part of our journey as Elise Westhoff, Philanthropy Roundtable president and CEO, in conversation with Richard W. Graber, Philanthropy Roundtable chairman of the board, touch on achievements the Roundtable made in 2021 and outline our vision for 2022.
The separation of powers in America is a critical, fundamental concept that our Founders carefully thought through. There is an important need for checks and balances between the executive, legislative and judiciary branches.
The conversation around the role in education for preparing students for the workforce has broadened over the years to include new, creative, and most importantly, effective options. Technical and trade education have demonstrated success when it comes to changing the
Uber, Instacart, Task Rabbit, and so on. The gig economy has become an essential way for many Americans to earn the extra dollars needed to keep their families housed, clothed and fed during these challenging economic times.
Children are precious, yet our juvenile justice and child welfare systems are not currently protecting children and their futures in a way that matches our values. Join us as we learn how foster children in a number of states do not have the right to legal counsel while their abusive parents do, and what can be done about it.
This timely conversation on the Supreme Court’s ruling on donor privacy in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta will feature Christie Herrera, Philanthropy Roundtable's vice president of policy and government affairs, Americans for Prosperity’s Casey Mattox and Alliance Defending Freedom’s Zack Pruitt.
This virtual session will profile national experts who will provide their opinion on the opportunities and barriers funders may face in the next phase of expanding access to high- quality schools for all students. We know the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the school choice political chessboard and 2021 is now widely recognized as a banner year for school choice legislation. With a flood of Federal spending entering public education, dissatisfied students and families across the country, and concerns over learning loss, where are funders best positioned to help all families have access to great education options?
Teaching K-12 students the value of personal responsibility is directly tied with creating opportunity for life outcomes. We know that an entrepreneurial mindset is critical to preparing youth to own their success as they move through life.
Philanthropic investors have long supported the creation and growth of high-quality public schools of choice. However, access to financial capital to build new school facilities has been a barrier to charter school growth.
Higher education can be among the most rewarding areas for your donor dollars but it is also the most challenging sector for both donor intent and grant compliance. Unless you are careful, college and university administrations may ignore, creatively interpret, disregard, or directly violate your donor intent.
In this Donor Briefing, Pano Kanelos, University of Austin (UATX) founding president, will discuss higher education with Elise Westhoff, Philanthropy Roundtable’s president and CEO, and Windle Jarvis, Philanthropy Roundtable’s vice president of development.