Collective Giving: Your Personal Philanthropy

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 -
8:45am to 11:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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Please join us for a panel discussion on collective giving and giving circles with EPIP-NY. This skills-building program was designed for foundation staff and the general public and will focus on:
  • The basic definition of a giving circle.
  • The current collective giving landscape in NYC and the range of issues addressed.
  • How and why giving circles are formed.
  • How individuals can be affected personally and professionally by participating in a giving circle.
  • How one does not have to be a person of wealth to have impact in the area of social change.


  • How one’s own personal philanthropy and collective giving can support social change at the community level; and
  • How to apply these principles to one’s work at a grantmaking institution.
A Philanthropy New York Members Briefing sponsored by Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Open Society Foundations and the Schott Foundation for Public Education.
This program is “Partially Open.”


  • Anthony Simmons, Program Manager, Black Male Donor Collaborative at The Schott Foundation for Public Education
  • Emily Kessler (Moderator), Philanthropy Consultant, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)
  • Hali Lee, Founder, Asian Women Giving Circle
  • Felicia Herman, Executive Director, Natan Fund
  • Heidi Klaimitz, Co-Director, NYC Venture Philanthropy Fund 

Designed for

All interested funders.