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Book Talk: “The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?” by Dale Russakoff.

Join us for a conversation and book signing with longtime Washington Post reporter, Dale Russakoff, author of the critically acclaimed bestseller, The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools? (2015). The event will take place on Monday, May 2, from 6pm-7:30pm in the Zinner Forum. Limited seating available. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please reach out to the Sillerman Center with any questions. 

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Our Funders Guides provide the philanthropic community accessible, useful, expertly vetted information about high impact giving opportunities in a wide variety of sectors. Our Practical Guide to Making Strategic Philanthropic Investments provides an overview of types of philanthropic investments and introduces key questions to ask as you make giving decisions.  more

Funders Guide Spotlight: Summer Youth Employment

Teen employment rates are at their lowest levels in 60 years at approximately 30%. Investing in the 6.7 million 16-24 year olds who are disconnected from both education and work will yield benefits for future generations and for society as a whole.

Sillerman Seminar held on April 4 provided foundation professionals with insight on Investment and Spending Policies.

On April 4, board members, program officers and executives from a wide variety of foundations in New England attended our spring Sillerman Seminar, "Investment and Spending Policies" with Rob Brown, head of research at Just Capital.

Practicing Philanthropy students award grants to three local non-profit organizations

On April 19, 2016, students from the Graduate level Practicing Philanthropy course, awarded three cash prizes of $13,500 each to select non-profit organizations.

On November 22, The Sillerman Center was honored to host dozens of youth philanthropists for a Summit on giving and social action.

Youth and adults from New England gathered at the Heller School to talk about their philanthropy models and to learn about creating positive social change through giving.

Sillerman Welcomes New Director Susan Eaton!

Harvard’s Susan Eaton has been selected as new director of the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy.

Can Money Create Social Change?

Many philanthropists and foundations have recently been making impact investments in an attempt to influence social policy. But are these investments producing dividends toward social change?

Merit Or Need-Based Scholarships: How Donors Can Turn The Tide Towards More Equitable Financial Aid

There has been a dramatic shift away from need-based financial aid since the mid-1990s. Donors can leverage change in financial aid to help those with financial need attend college or university. Kaleigh Behe blogs in the Huffington Post.

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