What is “New” About New Philanthropy?

January 19, 2000
Opening Reception
The Getty Center, Los Angeles

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Robert Biller, Interim Dean, USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development
Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Esther Wachtell, Chair, The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy

Keynote Address

Jane Pisano, Senior Vice President of External Relations, USC Trustee, The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation Governor, The California Community Foundation

Closing Remarks

Esther Wachtell

January 20, 2000
Panel Discussions
Davidson Conference Center
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Robert Biller, Interim Dean, USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development
Richard J. Riordan, Mayor, City of Los Angeles
Steven B. Sample, President, University of Southern California

Forum Overview

James M. Ferris, Director, The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy

The New Philanthropists

Are the emergence of new businesses and a new generation of entrepreneurs and the intergenerational transfer leading to more philanthropy, philanthropy directed to different causes and purposes, and in different forms that have a significant impact on nonprofits and their capacity to solve problems?

Barry Munitz, President and CEO, The J. Paul Getty Trust
Background Papers:

“Wealth, Taxes, and the New Philanthropists,” Eleanor Brown, James Irvine Professor of Economics, Pomona College
“The Modern Medici: Patterns, Motivations, and Giving Strategies of the Wealthy,” Paul Schervish, Director, Social Welfare Research Institute, Boston College

Sarah Pillsbury, Founder, Liberty Hill Foundation; Producer, Sanford/Pillsbury Publications
Sterling K. Speirn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Peninsula Community Foundation
Casey Wasserman, President and Chief Operating Officer, Wasserman Foundation

Philanthropy and Communities of Interests

How do cultures, values and histories shape philanthropic behavior in communities of interests–such as color or faith–and what community structures and strategies are emerging to tap philanthropy in these communities to meet community needs?

Wendy W. Schine, Vice President and Program Director, Joseph Drown Foundation

Background Papers:

“Building a Tradition of Latino Philanthropy: Hispanics as Donors, Grantees, Grantmakers, and Volunteers,” Henry A. J. Ramos, Principal, Mauer Kunst Consulting
“The Transition of Communal Values and Behavior in Jewish Philanthropy,” Gary A. Tobin, President, Institute for Jewish & Community Research

Uri D. Herscher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Skirball Cultural Center
Monica Lozano, Associate Publisher, La Opinion
Donald E. Miller, Executive Director, USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture


Jack Shakely, President, California Community Foundation

The Evolution Of Organized Philanthropy

How have changes in the structure and strategies for giving and grantmaking affected the reach of philanthropy in terms of creating a capacity to identify and meet community needs?

Peter H. Pennekamp, Executive Director, Humboldt Area Foundation

Background Papers:

“Foundations for the Future: Emerging Trends in Foundation Philanthropy,” Lucy Bernholz, Founder and President, Blueprint R&D
“Community Structures for Philanthropy in an Era of Economic and Demographic Change,” Lon M. Burns, Consultant

Stewart Kwoh, President and Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Bruce Sievers, Executive Director, Walter and Elise Haas Fund
Eugene Wilson, President, Youth Development, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

What Difference Does New Philanthropy Make?

A roundtable of leaders from varied segments and perspectives will reflect upon the day’s panels and offer their assessment of: What is new? How does it matter to nonprofit organizations in fulfilling their missions? And, what difference does it make for the sector, in California, and across the nation?

Dennis Collins, President and CEO, The James Irvine Foundation

Kathleen Brown, President, Private Bank West, Bank of America
Peter Goldberg, President and CEO, Alliance for Children and Families
Christine W. Letts, Executive Director, Hauser Center for Nonprofit Institutions, Harvard
Marcia Sharp, Principal, Millennium Communications

Closing remarks

James M. Ferris, Director, The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy


The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy gratefully acknowledges the support of the individuals and organizations who have helped make possible this inaugural forum on philanthropy, public policy and the economy:

California Community Foundation
Joseph Drown Foundation
The J. Paul Getty Trust
The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
William F. Podlich
USC Institute for Civic Enterprise
USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development
Esther Wachtell