Mendoza School of Business

Giving is an art: Panel discussion considers philanthropy best practices

Published: March 17, 2014 / 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

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.


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