Hear from Clevelanders on the importance of giving circles at Feb. 25 event

Learn more about giving circles at the 2016 Conversations in Philanthropy Series kickoff event Thursday, Feb. 25, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 115. In giving circles, donors come together to pool financial resources and provide additional consultation.

The event, which is part of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences’ Centennial Speaker Series, will feature three Cleveland experts who will address how donors can find greater fulfillment in their philanthropy by becoming involved in giving circle efforts.

Robert L. Fischer, research professor at the Mandel School, will moderate the conversation on “Hands-On Philanthropy.” The speakers will be:

  • Hilary Sparks-Roberts (LAW ’88), executive director of Social Venture Partners (SVP) Cleveland;
  • Judy Wright, executive director of Ohio Transformation Fund and member of The Cleveland Colectivo;
  • Karyn Pistone, financial adviser of Beacon Financial Partners and member of Fun(d) First Giving Circle

One Continuing Education Unit (CEU) per event is available for social workers. The cost is $10 for Case Western Reserve alumni and $25 for non-alumni. Make a CEU request in your RSVP. You must attend the entire lecture to receive a CEU.

Registration is available at msass.case.edu/alumni/register/.

The session is hosted by the Mandel School’s Master of Nonprofit Organizations program with support from the Gail and Elliott Schlang Philanthropic Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.