Giving is an art: Panel discussion considers philanthropy best practices

Author: Carol Elliott

A panel of experts will explore the question of whether some forms of philanthropy or better than others and other aspects of giving during a discussion at the University of Notre Dame titled, “The Art of Giving: Future Trends in Philanthropy.” The event takes place 6:30-8:00 p.m., April 2, in the Giovanini Commons at the Mendoza College of Business.

“The Art of Philanthropy” is part of the “Making a Living Making a Difference” annual series, which aims to inform students and others from the community about employment opportunities in the public and nonprofit sectors.

“Giving to a favorite charity monetarily or volunteering are integral parts of our lives,” said Kimberly Brennan, program manager for the Master of Nonprofit Administration program at Mendoza College of Business.  “Working for a nonprofit and making it sustainable with philanthropy is critical. The panelists for this event will highlight how the trends in giving have changed and what future giving will look like.  Anyone interested in discovering how to truly have an impact through philanthropy will gain some key insights.” 

Panelists include:

·       Roxanne Spillett, president emeritus of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America

·       MarcHardy, director of Nonprofit Executive Programs, Mendoza College of Business

Angela R. Logan, associate director of the Master of Nonprofit Administration program at the Mendoza College of Business, will moderate.

The discussion is free and open to the public, but registration is preferred. Visit or contact Cynthia Proffitt, assistant director of Mendoza College Graduate Career Services, at (574) 631-2843 or

Making a Living Making a Difference is an annual series of discussions and events co-sponsored by the following Notre Dame groups: Mendoza College of Business Graduate Programs, The Career Center, the Center for Social Concerns, the Department of Political Science, Higgins Labor Studies Program, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Notre Dame Law School.

Previous events included a talk on Feb. 26 by Ben Reuler, the executive director of nonprofit LIFT, “LIFTing People Out of Poverty,” as well as a virtual nonprofit career fair.