The Global Philanthropy Forum

Event Details

Date & Time April 22, 2009, 3:00am – April 24, 2009, 3:00am
Location Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC
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When the new U.S. President takes office in 2009, he and other world leaders will face a series of crises that governments cannot solve alone:

  • Poverty—including new poverty—at home and abroad,
  • The climate crisis,
  • Access to healthcare,
  • Education for a globalized world, and
  • Averting state failure in the wake of conflict.

Strategic philanthropy, private enterprise and the civic sector all have a role to play. At the 8th Annual Global Philanthropy Forum Conference in Washington D.C., donors, social investors and emblematic agents of change from around the world will gather to strengthen and build the cross-sector alliances necessary to resolve these interwoven challenges.

While the size and scope of the problems are daunting, the collective potential of the philanthropic public and private sectors to solve them is vast. Innovation and collaboration are the hallmarks of the GPF community, which is ever strategic in its course.


Walter Isaacson, Aspen Institute
Julio Frenk, Harvard School Of Public Health
Jean Case, The Case Foundation
Nachiket Mor, ICICI Foundation For Inclusive Growth
Deepa Narayan, The World Bank
Peter Buffett, Novo Foundation
Wendy Kopp, Teach For America
Paul Brest,  The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Global Philanthropy Forum Conference is intended for individuals who have made a significant commitment to philanthropy, and executives from private, public, and corporate foundations. Participation in the conference is by invitation only, and invitations are not transferable. 

Registration opens December 3rd, 2008.