Thursday, March 5, 2015

April 9: Cleveland + Web - A Century of Community Foundations: The Evolution and Future of an American Philanthropic Innovation

From its origins in the Cleveland Foundation a century ago, the community foundation has been the greatest innovation of American philanthropy. Now numbering well over 700 community foundations and counting, American community philanthropy has contributed in important ways to strengthening the fabric of American society and American institutions. But today, as community foundations enter a second century, they are faced with major challenges. Continued impressive growth in the U.S. -- particularly for smaller community foundations -- is highly uncertain, and attempts to spark the growth of community foundations abroad have met with significant problems. On the hundredth anniversary of the community foundation movement that had its start in Cleveland, this lecture explores the past and future of this uniquely American institution.
Title:
A Century of Community Foundations: The Evolution and Future of an American Philanthropic Innovation
Norman A. Sugarman Memorial Lecture in Nonprofit Law
When/Where:
April 9, 2015
4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
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Speaker:
Mark Sidel, Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.
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