November 10 & 12, 2020
We have inherited an uneven landscape of educational access and equity. What impact has philanthropy had in addressing these issues and the foundational roots of educational inequality?
How can this history inform today’s philanthropists working to increase educational opportunity?
What impact have our recent crises had on existing educational inequities, and what opportunities do they present for philanthropy to address them?
Join philanthropy and education thought leaders and Smithsonian historians at the fifth annual Power of Giving symposium. This virtual program brings historic perspectives to contemporary conversations about educational equity and the role of philanthropy.
The annual Power of Giving symposium brings historic perspectives to contemporary conversations about philanthropy’s impact. View other Power of Giving symposiums focusing on annual themes: the 2019 Power of Giving symposium on Health and Medicine; the 2018 Power of Giving symposium on Culture and the Arts, and the 2016 Power of Giving symposium on Sustainability and the Environment. The 2015 Power of Giving symposium examined philanthropy more broadly as part of the launch of the Philanthropy Initiative.