The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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The Sillerman Center designs, coordinates and hosts a variety of events, both here at the Heller School and beyond. Our events range from lectures and panel discussions that feature practitioners of social justice philanthropy to convenings of social justice practitioners and philanthropists to smaller briefings where grantmakers learn from subject-matter experts, from community-based leaders and from each other. We also co-sponsor and collaborate on events organized and hosted by nonprofit organizations and grantmakers across the country. If you are seeking co-sponsorship for a philanthropy-related event, please write to Stacey King, Sillerman Center Program Coordinator.

2017 Northeast Youth Philanthropy Gathering

On October 22, 2017, The Sillerman Center, Youth Philanthropy Connect, and an amazing group of partners held our 3rd annual Youth Philanthropy Conference at Tufts University's Fletcher School in partnership with the Tisch College of Civic LifeThank you to everyone who attended!  Some key takeaways from this year's event are that networking, collaboration, and increased learning on social and racial justice and philanthropy are more important than ever. To see photos from the event click here!

A Struggle We Must Win: Advancing School Integration Through Activism, Youth Voice, and Policy Reform

October 19th & 20th, 2017
New York City
We are proud to be co-sponsors of this event, organized by the National Coalition on School Diversity and its members.

K-12 School Integration. Building a Future-Facing Vision, Strategy and System of Support.
July 27th & 28th, 2017
The Ford Foundation. New York City

In collaboration with the Ford Foundation and the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, the Sillerman Center convened practitioners and leaders working to create, sustain and improve socioeconomically and racially diverse and equitable public schools. This 2-day event included visioning exercises and opportunities to explore cultural and communications  strategies.  This event will help inform a Funders Briefing on the topic of school integration to be held in Fall 2017. This convening is one component of a larger project to inform and engage funders around segregation, its attendant inequalities and the potential of school integration.

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