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

June 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm2:30 pm EDT

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

We’re online! This workshop will be presented online through Zoom. All registrants will receive the access link and password via email before the event.

Examining Milestones in the History of American Philanthropy

We can’t move forward without looking back.

Covering more than 150 years, this session will present a historical timeline 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: Trish Abalo & Carol Glanville
Deadline to Register:  June 6

This 90-minute, 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: Trish Abalo
Trish Abalo, B.S., is a research associate at the Johnson Center and supports equity-focused research through data storytelling for the Community Data and Research Lab (CDRL), and initiatives led by Dr. Juan R. Olivarez focused on inclusive economies, diverse talent pipeline development, and equitable evaluation. Learn more about Trish.

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.


June 7, 2021
1:00 pm–2:30 pm EDT
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