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

October 25 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm EDT

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 facilitated by Jen Bokoff & Tiana Hawver 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 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 the 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.

Who should attend:
This interactive workshop is designed for anyone currently working in the field of philanthropy. The session will not be recorded.

Price: $99 (free for current GVSU students/staff/faculty)
Format: Virtual
Deadline to Register: October 24

Please Note: Due to the interactive nature of this session, it will not be recorded for later viewing.

Questions about this event or about your registration?
Call 616-331-7585 or email jcp@gvsu.edu.

Photo of Jen Bokoff
Jen Bokoff is the director of development for the Disability Rights Fund and the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund. Jen has dedicated her career to elevating marginalized voices, supporting community-centered solutions, and driving equity and effectiveness. Through frequent writing, public speaking, facilitation, and consulting, she enjoys naming tensions and connecting people to resources, ideas, and one another. Learn more about Jen.

Photo: Tiana Hawver
Tiana Hawver, M.S., is the executive assistant and operations manager at Housing Kent, a collective aimed at advancing housing stability for all people in Kent County, Michigan. Previously, Tiana served as office coordinator for the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, where she chaired the center’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. Learn more about Tiana.


October 25
2:00 pm–4:00 pm EDT
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