Friday, February 24, 2012

Broadening our Language of Philanthropy: "What is Charity?"

Often when I talk with wealth managers, they express a desire to learn how to engage their clients in a philanthropic conversation. For me, the discussion begins with reflection about individual and family values or in the case of corporate giving, corporate vision and values.

So, in an effort to broaden my vocabulary about philanthropy, I'm looking forward to attending a interfaith panel discussion entitled, "What is Charity?" at Valparaiso University next week. George Pati, the Surjit S. Patheja Chair in World Religions and Ethics, has organized a group of religious leaders to talk about faith and philanthropy. If you want to come, join us in the VU Christopher Center Library from 7-8pm on Tuesday, February 28.

Panelists include:

Vashista Kunnath, Hindu Priest
Mongy Elquesny, Muslim Imam
Bhai Harpal Singh, Sikh Priest
Ven. Shodhin Geiman, Buddhist Priest
Stanley Halpern, Jewish Rabbi
Christoffer Grundmann, Christian Pastor

Should be fascinating! I'll keep you posted...

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