Visiting Scholar discusses family philanthropy

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Virginia (Ginny) Esposito, founding president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy, will give a presentation on the value of family in philanthropy. Esposito is Grand Valley State University’s Frey Chair for Family Foundations Visiting Scholar.

Esposito will discuss her latest research on Wednesday, February 17, from 6-9 p.m. in Loosemore Auditorium, DeVos Center, 401 W. Fulton St., on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The National Center for Family Philanthropy interviewed leaders of family philanthropies and conducted regional conversations about the value of family philanthropy. Esposito will talk about:
• What philanthropy means to families
• What families add to philanthropy
• The challenges in giving well
• Family philanthropy’s value to democracy

Guest panelists include Joel Orosz, distinguished professor of philanthropic studies at Grand Valley and E. Miles Wilson, director of The Grantmaking School at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy.

The Frey Visiting Scholar for Family Foundations Lecture is sponsored by Grand Valley and the Frey Foundation.

For more information, contact the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at (616) 331-7585.