The President’s Lecture Series

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When: 
Mar 14, 20112:00 AM

Private Sector Philanthropy and Community Engagement Panel

Date:March 14, 2011  Time:2:00 p.m. to 3:30Location:Blinken Auditorium
TWC’s Residential and Academic Facility (RAF) –
1005 3rd St., NE, Washington, DC
The public sphere in America is currently undergoing a profound evolution.  Whereas the federal government was once the single central hub in virtually all networks of power, today it is only one hub among many in a vast web of relationships and networks.  We still look to the federal government, of course, to help with our biggest problems.  But today we are less confident in its ability to solve them on its own, and we look increasingly to other kinds of entities and networks to be a part of the solutions.

Today’s concepts of corporate citizenship and philanthropy are also evolving.  The private sector—including corporations, foundations and individual philanthropists—has growing influence in shaping our lives.  We look to the private sector to create jobs, individual philanthropists transform communities, and when disaster strikes private organizations are often the first on the scene with the expertise and capability to fix things.

The Washington Center invites you to join in conversation with some of the most important leaders in today’s private philanthropic community for the March 14 panel in the President’s Lecture Series on the topic of Private Sector Philanthropy and Civic Engagement.  Together we will explore new avenues for addressing our most pressing problems and advancing our national project of forming a more perfect union here and around the world.

Panelists:Irene Hirano Inouye
President
U.S.-Japan Council

Carlos F. Orta
President & CEO
Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility

Carol Thompson Cole
President & CEO
Venture Philanthropy Partners

Carol Wilner
Vice President
Public Affairs at AT&T

ModeratorMarta Tellado ‘81
Vice President, Communications
The Ford Foundation

DirectionsTWC Residential and Academic Facility (RAF)
1005 3rd St., NE, Washington, DC – 3rd & K Sts., NE
Take the RED line train in the direction of Glenmont to the New York Ave stop.  
Exit via the M St. exit. Turn left on M St. Turn right on 3rd St.  
The building will be on your left between L and K Sts.

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