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U.S.-China Next Generation Philanthropy Dialogue Initiative

April 25, 2019

“Next-generation” philanthropists face challenges wherever they are: How do they carve out a vision that is their own, separate from their parents’? How do they develop a strategic approach to philanthropy, driven by performance, metrics, and impact? Who can they turn to for advice that is both useful and relevant to their unique position?

In 2018, we held the first of these gatherings with leading philanthropists and a delegation of young supporters brought by the China Global Philanthropy Institute in Beijing.

2018 U.S.-China Next Generation Philanthropy Dialogue: U.S philanthropists Steve Schwarzman, Betsy and Joan Davidson, John Long (front row), and David and Susan Rockefeller (second row, right) shared their philosophies and strategies with the delegation.

For 2019, the second installment of our shared dialogue takes place in April and will enable a new group of Chinese influencers to interact with established philanthropists from the U.S. and to engage in meaningful dialogue regarding challenges and opportunities associated with strategic philanthropy, sustainable business, impact investing, and social innovation.

Event Schedule
We share the itinerary below to showcase the full scope of the 2019 initiative with China Global Philanthropy Institute.

Dinner (April 24)
At this dialogue, Chinese participants will share their work and challenges around sustainability and philanthropy in China, demonstrating the nuances of social issues in China to American influencers. U.S. philanthropists will share their stories and offer feedback from their experiences.

Through this platform, The Chinese members will hear first-hand about social challenges in America and forge lasting bonds with American social innovators, who will gain greater understanding of business and social innovation in China. The Chinese and American participants will strive to find solutions together.

Workshop (April 25)
The New Leaders Council is an ongoing forum and provides a setting where young leaders can further explore these topics, share ideas, and engage in networking that will foster long-lasting U.S.-China bonds. The first meeting of the New Leaders Council will focus on specific U.S. and Chinese cases involving social entrepreneurship, impact investing, and sustainable business and is structured so attendees can hear from experts around:

• Session One: Creating Financial Value
• Session Two: Social Entrepreneurship
• Session Three: Impact Investing
• Session Four: Cultural Heritage and Economic Value
• Q&A and Discussion

For more information about the U.S.-China Next Generation Philanthropy Dialogue Initiative, please contact Dorinda Elliott, VP of Programs and Director of China Institute’s Center for Business.


April 25, 2019
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