The CUNY Philanthropy Forum brings together for the first time advancement and alumni leaders and professionals from all 24 CUNY colleges. Joined by University and college leaders, the all-day conference at the CUNY Graduate Center will combine professional development and celebration of the myriad accomplishments of the participants in building a culture of philanthropy and progressing toward the University’s $3 billion Campaign goal.
The all-day event on April 21st will kick off with a welcome from Chancellor Matthew Goldstein and a panel discussion with leading CUNY philanthropists including Mark Kupferberg, Emily Tow, Larry Zicklin and Sy Sternberg who will discuss their relationship with CUNY colleges and provide perspectives on philanthropy today and how CUNY colleges can continue to build their fundraising success. The conference will also feature a keynote conversation between Jack Rosenthal, Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Philanthropies and former president of the New York Times Company Foundation, and CUNY Board Chair Benno Schmidt.
Morning and afternoon workshops will address a variety of topics and feature presentations by fundraising experts from within and outside the CUNY community, as well as a panel of grantmakers from local foundations that have provided support to CUNY colleges. The event is presented by the Invest in CUNY Campaign Office in collaboration with CCS Fundraising and the School of Professional Studies.