The Future of Philanthropy: American and Chinese Perspectives

A CKGSB Dialogue with United Way Worldwide

On Wednesday, September 25, 2013, CKGSB will bring together high-level business leaders and philanthropists from China and the United States at an exclusive forum with United Way Worldwide, the world’s largest privately funded nonprofit. The event provides a rare opportunity for business executives and NGO leaders from the two countries to share their experiences on philanthropy and deliberate on how businesses and individuals can contribute to social good in the economic context of both nations.

Both the United States and China have a long history of philanthropic endeavors and institutions. In this context, the forum will bring together leaders in philanthropy to seek answers to a number of thought-provoking and timely questions, such as:

  • What are the new opportunities and challenges that companies, organizations and societies confront within the philanthropic arena?
  • What can the United States and China learn from each other in terms of philanthropy and community involvement?
  • How can businesses effectively give back to communities?

The event will be divided into several panel sessions, each focusing on different issues and topics related to philanthropy. After introducing relevant trends and developments in the United States and China, the panels will address topics including the role of business executives in creating social impact and first-hand experiences in philanthropic endeavors from CKGSB alumni.

In addition, the forum will include a special moderated dialogue between the founders of two philanthropic institutions, one from China and one from the United States, to discuss the differences and similarities in social innovation between the two countries.

Participants and speakers at the event include:

  • Brian Gallagher, CEO of United Way Worldwide
  • Xiang Bing, Founding Dean of CKGSB
  • Wang Zhenyao, Dean of the Philanthropy School of Beijing Normal University and CKGSB Alumnus
  • Xu Yongguang, Founder of Hope Project, Chair of the Narada Foundation (China)
  • Adelaide (Alex) Sink, Founder and Chair of the Florida Next Foundation; Chair of Leadership Florida, Take Stock in Children, The Nature Conservancy Florida Chapter and of the Hillsborough Education Foundation
  • Leslie Saiontz, Board Member of Teach for America

Other participants include a delegation of American philanthropists from United Way Worldwide CKGSB professors and alumni, as well as representatives from the Chinese Charity Foundation.

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