Philanthropy and the Economic Crisis: What Happens When Need Grows and Capacity Shrinks?

Date: 3/26/2009
Time: 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

Ponzi schemes cause the abrupt closure of key foundations … foundation endowments decline by as much as 50% … state and city budget cuts threaten education, social welfare and arts programs .. devastation on Wall Street dries up private giving … all while social need grows and political opportunity beckons.  How can non-profits weather this perfect storm?  What should foundations and other donors do to help them, even as their assets dwindle?

Gara LaMarche, President and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies and Adjunct Professor at the NYU Wagner, will moderate a discussion with:

  • Ann Beeson, Executive Director of U.S. Programs, The Open Society Institute
  • Oona Chatterjee, Co-Director, Make the Road New York
  • David Jones, President, the Community Service Society
  • Rogan Kersh, Associate Dean, NYU Wagner