What Philanthropy Can Do To Help Reduce Poverty in America Today

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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The 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty has inspired much national soul-searching on what has been accomplished since President Johnson's 1964 State of the Union address.  
This session brings the conversation home to philanthropy. Join in this discussion about the current state of poverty in the United States and what philanthropy can do to help address it now and into the future.  


•  What role(s) philanthropy is positioned to play today in combatting poverty in America

•  What we can learn from and do differently from past philanthropic anti-poverty endeavors

•  Promising practices for foundations to pursue as we embark on a next phase of anti-poverty funding

This program is "Partially Open."


•  Sheldon Danziger, President, Russell Sage Foundation

•  Juan Gonzalez (Moderator), Co-host, Democracy Now!

•  Howard Husock, Vice President, Policy Research, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

•  Michael Weinstein, Chief Program Officer, The Robin Hood Foundation

•  Sheena Wright, President & CEO, United Way of New York City


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