Two alumni from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will give a presentation, titled “From Program Operator to Program Officer: What practitioners bring to the world of philanthropy,” on Tuesday, March 24, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 115.
Philanthropy, from the Greek meaning “love of humanity,” has its roots in the simple notion of individuals helping others. Today, the staff members at foundations do the hard work of executing the mission of the foundations, which involves grant making.
Who are these individuals and what qualifies someone to take on this role? In this session we hear from two Mandel School alumni who made the transition from nonprofit agency to foundation officers, to learn what practitioners can bring to this important work.
Shilpa Kedar and Christie Manning made the transition from nonprofit agency to foundation officers, and will speak on what practitioners can bring to this important work.
Currently, Kedar, program director of economic development at The Cleveland Foundation, works with city leaders, civic groups and foundation staff to support ongoing economic development. Manning, senior program officer for resilient families at St. Luke’s Foundation, provides leadership and oversight for all aspects of the program.
One Continuing Education Unit (CEU) per event 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. The entire lecture must be attended to receive a CEU.
A reception will follow the event from 5:30 to 6 p.m.