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Weekend Wrap-up: Penn Events and Philanthropic Happenings

May 14, 2010

UPenn Class of 2010

As another week comes to an end, I ‘d like to take the time to congratulate the Class of 2010 at the University of Pennsylvania, who will participate in UPenn’s 254th Commencement next week. A special nod goes out to the graduates of the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), who will have the wonderful opportunity to hear Vice President, Joseph R. Biden, speak at their Commencement on Monday, May 17th.

Inaugural Partnership Event for the Association of Small Foundations and Wealth & Giving Forum

Another event to look out for next Thursday, May 20th, is the Celebration of Philanthropy and Personal Transformation, hosted by the Association of Small Foundations and the Wealth & Giving Forum. Please visit for details on the event and to RSVP.

Council on Foundations 2010 Annual Conference – Intersections: Social Change, Social Justice, Social Innovation

For those who missed a chance to gather in Denver, Colorado back in April, you can find a nice wrap-up of the COF Annual Conference, complete with slideshows, videos, and a conference blog. Although the Center for High Impact Philanthropy was not able to attend the conference, we were happy to learn that the Annie E. Casey Foundation, in collaboration with the Ford Foundation and the Open Society Institute, sponsored and staffed a booth to promote Benefits Access. Copies of our November 2009 release: High Impact Philanthropy in the Downturn: Focus on Housing, Health, and Hunger (A Guide for Donors) were also made available and distributed at this booth during the conference, with an emphasis on our “Hunger” section, Opportunity 3: Ensure Access to Food.

If you know of any upcoming events and would like to share them, please feel free to comment on our blog.

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