Rob Reich vs. Phil Buchanan: Is Giving By The Wealthy A Good Thing?

Thursday, September 19, 2019 -
8:30am to 10:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York; 320 East 43rd Street; NYC 10017
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**This is the third annual Great Debate presented by SeaChange Capital Partners and Baruch College’s Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management.**

This program is also a part of Philanthropy New York’s Reframing Philanthropy Series, following its 40th Year Annual Meeting:

Reframing Philanthropy is a program series examining current criticism and future opportunities for the field.

Criticism and self-reflection about the structures that are running rampant in philanthropy. Some have argued that philanthropy is an elite charade that is failing democracy. Others argue that it is a force for tremendous good if done right. 

Please join us for a debate on "Is Giving by the Wealthy a Good Thing?" between two leading thinkers in this area: Phil Buchanan (Giving Done Right) and Rob Reich (Just Giving). The debate will be moderated by Lorie Slutsky, President of the New York Community Trust.

  • The moral, political and financial aspects of giving by the wealthy
  • Implications for us all in our roles as donors, foundation professionals, nonprofit executives and citizens
  • How to approach philosophical conversations about philanthropy in productive, inclusive ways


Designed for

All interested funders.


8:15 - 8:30 AM   Check-in and Networking Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 AM  Debate and Q&A

Registration is required by September 18th.

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)

Guests of Organizers: Please email with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (no fee)

Non-Member Funders: Please email ($150 fee)

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

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