Posted by: viaprograms | April 12, 2011

Philanthropy 101

Kim Meredith, Executive Director of the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS), hosted VIA’s Exploring Social Innovation program for a discussion on Philanthropy 101. Below is an excerpt from PACS’ April newsletter discussing the visit.

ESI program participants standing outside PACS on Stanford Campus

PACS hosted a group of 30 Japanese students through Volunteers In Asia (VIA) organized by Kazutoh Ishida and Ben Strong.  We led a discussion on “Philanthropy 101” and then made some comparisons between Japan, China and the United States recognizing each countries unique approach. Remarkably 17 of the students were from the earthquake stricken area, but they all made it to this spring break trip to Stanford, so it was a very special moment to recognize the humanity and dignity of the Japanese response to the disaster with these student leaders.

Click to read the full April PACS newsletter.


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