Humanities and Philanthropy: Partners for Social Change

Conference Session

Date: Friday, November 11, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

How can partnerships with philanthropic organizations help state humanities councils expand their constituents, audiences, and ability to shape how we understand and respond to the major challenges of our time? With case studies from Pennsylvania and Michigan, this roundtable discussion will examine how foundations are looking to the humanities to address issues of critical relevance to contemporary society and make real changes in the nation. Michigan and Pennsylvania council staff will discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by new initiatives created by partnerships with foundations, and representatives from the Kellogg and Orton Family Foundations will share their perspectives on collaborating with state humanities councils in order to make social change.
Speakers: Robbe DiPietro, Michigan Humanities Council; Joe Cialdella, Michigan Humanities Council; Laurie Zierer, Pennsylvania Humanities Council; David Leckey, Orton Foundation; Mimi Iijima, Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Moderator: Shelly Kasprzycki, Michigan Humanities Council