The W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair is the nation’s first endowed chair focused on community philanthropy.
In the coming years, the chair will focus on establishing a creative, comprehensive program of research, teaching, service, and thought leadership designed to explore and advance the field of community philanthropy, nationally and internationally. The chair will partner with community and public foundations, giving circles, donor networks, crowdfunding platforms and others who are building and adapting vehicles for collective giving to move the field of community philanthropy forward. The chair will also work with community leaders – both communities of place (cities, states, countries) and communities of identity (race, gender, sexuality, age, etc.) – to deepen and strengthen the connections and relationships that inspire donors to give to communities they care about.
Meet the Kellogg Chair: Jason Franklin, Ph.D.
Dr. Franklin previously served as executive director of Bolder Giving, which he led through five years of major growth after Melinda Gates credited them as an inspiration for the billionaire Giving Pledge. During his tenure, he helped Bolder Giving refine its focus on promoting philanthropy for social, racial, economic and environmental justice and dramatically expanded its reach including launching its first programming outside the U.S. He delivered more than 150 workshops and speeches about philanthropy, generosity and social change and oversaw the launch of new efforts to inspire and support donors to give including GivingCommunities.org (a new online portal connecting individual donors to peer networks around the globe) and Give OUT Day (national day of giving for the LGBTQ community).