Welcome to the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York - SQUEEZE PLAY: PHILANTHROPY IN A RECESSION


Learn how executives from philanthropic organizations are addressing the recession, how plans will or will not be impacted; as well as how smart companies are using CSR to drive their business forward.

In good times, philanthropic issues are on the top of everyone's minds - Americans are known to be some of the most giving people in the world. Whether it's a multi-billion dollar corporation looking to increase its C.S.R. programs or the individual  businessperson that wants to make a difference in the world, philanthropic initiatives have increased by leaps and bounds over the last few decades. But as the economy slows and plunges into a deep recession, what are the ramifications for these organizations and how do they cope? How are companies using philanthropy efforts to drive their business forward. Such programs are needed now -- more than ever before.

Our stellar panel will also discuss giving models, international aid, raising awareness of issues, CSR and more.

Jim Whaley, President, Siemens Foundation and Senior Director of Corporate Affairs for Siemens Corporation

Curt Welling, CEO, AmeriCares

Sonya Lockett, Vice President Public Affairs, BET  

Daniel J. Osheyack, Vice President Philanthropic Initiatives, Time Warner

Professor Ray Fisman, Lambert Family Professor of SociaL Enterprise, Columbia Business School

Moderator: Mike Spector, Wall Street Journal reporter

Venue: Williams Club, 24 east 39th Street [between Park and Madison Avenues], New York City

Time: 6:30 p.m. registration, discussion from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Price: $25 members; $40 nonmembers; $15 CBS and NYU Students

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Acknowledgments: CBSACNY wishes to thank Som Chivukula, Todd Rubsamen & the Philanthropy Committee for organizing this event. We also thank Weber Shandwick's VOICEBOXX for partnering with us on this event.

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