Find out how collaboration in philanthropy affects the big picture at Mandel School event March 24

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will continue its Conversations in Philanthropy series Thursday, March 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 115.

The event, moderated by Robert Fischer, director of the Master of Nonprofit Organizations program, will address how philanthropic organizations work together to accomplish big-picture change, focusing on three area foundations as an example.

The following speakers will present:

  • Deborah Vesy, president and CEO of Deaconess Community Foundation’s Human Services Restructuring Pilot;
  • Brian Frederick, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Lorain County and chair of the Fund for Our Economic Future; and
  • India Pierce Lee (MSSA ’05), program director of The Cleveland Foundation-Greater University Circle Initiative.

The event is free and open to the public.

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

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