PNY at 40: Reframing Philanthropy with Edgar Villanueva

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York; 320 East 43rd Street; NYC 10017
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This program is a part of Philanthropy New York’s PNY at 40: Reframing Philanthropy Series, following its 40th Year Annual Meeting:

The PNY at 40: Reframing Philanthropy Series continues its focus on the field of philanthropy, examining both current criticism and future opportunities.

Are institutions that control wealth inherently broken? How can wealth be used as a tool of healing and love and belonging rather than a tool to separate and cause hurt in our communities? 

In his book, Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance, Edgar Villanueva weaves a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional racial and colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance. Using his own personal experiences as a Native American grantmaker and foundation executive, Edgar offers a prescription for restoring balance and healing our divides using the guidance of indigenous wisdom.

Please join us for this in-depth conversation. 

  • The meaning behind "decolonizing wealth" and philanthropy's historical context and tie-ins to racial inequities
  • How to use wealth as a tool for healing 
  • How to center humanity and people in the work that we do


Designed for

All interested funders.


2:45 - 3:00 PM  Check-in
3:00 - 5:00 PM  Program

Registration is required by October 7th.

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (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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