A New Landscape of Giving: Power, Policy, and Philanthropy

A New Landscape of Giving: Power, Policy, and Philanthropy


Forum Event

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Thursday, June 22, 2017, 12:30 p.m.– 2:00 p.m.

To mark the announcement of the 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy honorees, join us for a discussion about the challenges facing the philanthropic sector.



David Callahan

Founder and Editor of Inside Philanthropy and author of The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age

Sacha Pfeiffer

Investigative Reporter at the Boston Globe, covering wealth, nonprofits, and philanthropy

Karl Zinsmeister

Creator of The Almanac of American Philanthropy and Vice President at The Philanthropy Roundtable



Stacy Palmer

Editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy



Vartan Gregorian

President of Carnegie Corporation of New York


The Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, created at the centennial observance of Andrew Carnegie’s official career as a philanthropist, is given biennially to one or more individuals who, like Mr. Carnegie, have dedicated their private wealth to the public good and who have impressive careers as philanthropists. Medalists are chosen through an international selection committee comprised of the leadership of several of the more than 20 organizations established by Mr. Carnegie. This forum is the first in a series highlighting philanthropy as a catalyst for innovation and positive change.



Carnegie Corporation of New York is a philanthropic foundation established in 1911 by Andrew Carnegie to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding. In keeping with this mandate, the Corporation’s work focuses on the issues that Andrew Carnegie considered of paramount importance: international peace, the advancement of education and knowledge, and strengthening our democracy.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy has been helping nonprofits of all missions and sizes understand the news and trends that matter most for nearly 30 years. In addition to its journalism, the Chronicle publishes opinion and analysis on big ideas, and compiles signature data pieces, such as its “Philanthropy 50,” ranking America’s most generous donors, and “How America Gives,” a geographic look at who donates the most.