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Philanthropy’s Quest for Equity: Past. Present. Future.

February 22 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm EST

Philanthropy's Quest for Equity: Past. Present. Future.

Examining milestones in the history of American philanthropy

We can’t move forward without looking back.

This session will cover a timeline of more than 150 years to describe and examine milestones in the history of American philanthropy. We will weave perspectives to analyze modern philanthropy’s quest for equity as practice, process, and vision.

Following this presentation, you will be invited to explore how this shared context shapes your own work, and then to envision what may be in store for the future of equity in philanthropy.

You’ll leave the session with historical context, ideas shared by participants for advancing equity, and a reference list of resources and tools to explore further in your work.

This presentation will help you:

  • Understand historical context for equity in philanthropy to reach an individual and shared understanding of the future needs to advance equity.
  • Build confidence and patience in persisting in your individual and organization’s journey to advance equity.
  • Identify barriers to the equity process and approaches that have been effective.
  • Consider your own organization’s future by addressing changes in paradigms, wealth, and power.


Price: $60 (free for current GVSU students/staff/faculty)
Facilitators: Carol Glanville & Tiana Hawver
Format: Virtual. All registrants will receive the Zoom access link and password via email from Eventbrite two days before the event.
Deadline to Register:  February 18

This interactive workshop is designed for anyone currently working in the field of philanthropy. The session will not be recorded or made available to registrants after the end of the live session.

Photo: Carol Glanville
Carol Glanville, M.A.Ed., is a program manager at the Johnson Center. In this role, she is responsible for developing and managing content and curricula for The Grantmaking School and LearnPhilanthropy Academy, our online learning series. Learn more about Carol.

Photo: Tiana Hawver
Tiana Hawver, M.S., is the office coordinator for the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. In this role, she oversees the office space, supplies, technology, and equipment for staff and students and serves as the department’s Emergency Coordinator. Tiana also serves as chair of the center’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team. Learn more about Tiana.


February 22
1:00 pm–3:00 pm EST
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