China Philanthropy Summit

The China Philanthropy Summit will take place on Oct 31 and Nov 1, 2014 at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University. The conference culminates the school’s three year Initiative on Philanthropy in China. Interest in the conference surprised organizers as participants total 140 and registration to the event had to be closed. Luckily for our readers, Andy Ho from the Asian Philanthropy Forum will be covering the event through blog posts and live tweets (follow @andyho). Victor Kuo (@victorkuo) will also serve as one of the panelists for the summit.

Researchers from several leading U.S. and Chinese universities and institutions, including the University of Wisconsin, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Maryland, Tsinghua University and Sun Yat-Sen University, will present the findings from 11 research projects associated with the initiative.

In addition, panels of both young and seasoned practitioners from China’s philanthropic community will participate in a variety of panels. Among them will be Yang Peng, former president of the Shenzhen-based One Foundation, and co-founders of the Hong Kong-based organization Philanthropy in Motion.

Today in China, about 3,000 foundations and non-governmental organizations are rapidly expanding activities. Corporate social responsibility programs are proliferating and social enterprises are taking root. A substantial community of experts and activists with strong ties with the global philanthropic community has become increasingly active.

About the Author

andyhoAndrew Ho is a philanthropic advisor with an extensive background in research, program design, and strategy at Kordant Philanthropy Advisors. He previously served as lead global philanthropy program staff for the Council on Foundations, where he led the Council’s global outreach efforts through identifying, developing, and stewarding collaborative relationships with foundations and stakeholders engaged in global philanthropy. He has also worked closely with family philanthropies to advise on philanthropy strategy and best practices, and developed programs for next generation foundation trustees and staff. Andrew is a frequent speaker on philanthropy and has presented on topics such as global philanthropy trends, and philanthropy in China.