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Lunch & Learn: Teaching Philanthropy in Higher Education

September 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm EDT

Lunch & Learn: Teaching Philanthropy in Higher Education

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

A Closer Look at Experiential Philanthropy

Experiential philanthropy is an increasingly popular pedagogic strategy not only for teaching students about giving but also for allowing students an opportunity to cultivate and practice their own habits of giving.

To support these initiatives, a number of foundations across the United States (e.g., the Learning by Giving Foundation, the Once Upon a Time Foundation) have begun directing funding specifically to colleges and universities for the purpose of engaging students in experiential philanthropy — i.e., allowing students an opportunity to philanthropically distribute this funding to nonprofit organizations.

This session will explore what we are learning about experiential philanthropy from two researchers who have both taught and studied it.

Join us to explore:

  • The role of experiential philanthropy courses in higher education
  • What students take away from these courses
  • Pedagogic approaches used
  • The role of recent critiques in shaping how we teach philanthropy


Price: Free!
Deadline to Register: Sept 24

Photo: Lindsey McDougle
Lindsey M. McDougle, Ph.D., is an associate professor and director of the B.A. program in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University–Newark. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of voluntarism, philanthropy, nonprofit management, and social inequality. Currently, Dr. McDougle’s work focuses on how student participation in a specific form of service-learning, referred to as experiential philanthropy, relates to several outcomes such as the development of students’ philanthropic identities, the expansion of foundation philanthropy, the fulfillment of higher education’s civic mission, and ultimately the strengthening of our communities. Learn more about Lindsey.

Photo: David Campbell
David Campbell, Ph.D., is an associate professor of public administration at Binghamton University, where he teaches undergraduate courses in experiential philanthropy and civic engagement, and graduate courses in nonprofit management, the NGO sector globally, and performance analysis. Since 2009, he has received funding from the Learning by Giving Foundation and Campus Compact for the Philanthropy Incubator project he founded. The program educates and encourages philanthropy among undergraduate and graduate students including awarding funds to local nonprofit organizations and has distributed more than $200,000 to Binghamton area organizations, and led him to research the pedagogy of experiential philanthropy. Learn more about David.


September 29, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm EDT
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