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Sept. 21: Sagamore Institute Conversation on Philanthropy

Talk by Richard Gunderman and panel discussion of the implications of his ideas for liberal philanthropy.

When: Wednesday 21 September, 10-11:30 AM

Where: Sagamore Institute, 340 W. Michigan St. Indianapolis

SIPR will host its second Conversations on Philanthropy Roundtable on September 21. It will feature the thought-provoking essay "Giving and Human Excellence,” by Richard Gunderman (IUPUI Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy; Vice Chairman, Radiology; Director, Pediatric Radiology). As before, the program will be moderated by Associate Fellow Lenore Ealy, who serves as editor of the Conversations on Philanthropy book series. The program will run from 10:00-11:30am at SIPR’s headquarters in Indianapolis. The cost is $10. To RSVP, contact Director of Marketing and Events Maureen Lee at 317-472-9665 or maureen@sipr.org. To order a copy of the book, click here. Or get it off the web here.

A more detailed description of the program (I will be a discussant of Gunderman's intriguing but [I think] flawed study):

Conversations on Philanthropy
“Giving and Human Excellence”


Richard B. Gunderman, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy,
Liberal Arts and Philanthropy at Indiana University
Vice Chair of Radiology and Director of Pediatric Radiology

John Clark, Whitney Horn, and Milton Thompson

SIPR’s second Conversations on Philanthropy Roundtable continues our ongoing discussion on the role of philanthropy in a free society, using Dr. Richard Gunderman’s “Giving and Human Excellence: The Paradigm of Liberal Philanthropy” as a starting point. Dr. Gunderman’s essay appears in Conversations on Philanthropy: New Paradigms (DonorsTrust, 2005), which was edited by Dr. Lenore T. Ealy, an Associate Fellow at SIPR. Dr. Gunderman’s paper explores the traditional frameworks for giving, including “charitable philanthropy” and “scientific philanthropy,” and explains why these traditions should give way to a new paradigm of “liberal philanthropy.” Dr. Gunderman proposes that the goal of “liberal philanthropy” should be to “transform receivers into givers.” In his view, only by liberating the human aspiration to be generous can philanthropy truly elevate people out of the shame of unfortunate conditions and restore them to their essential dignity as human beings capable of attaining the excellence of liberality. Dr. Gunderman will be joined by Dr. Ealy and other panelists from SIPR. Conversations on Philanthropy is a semi-annual occasional series published by The Project for New Philanthropy Studies at DonorsTrust, which also serves as co-sponsor of the Roundtable series. Complimentary copies of the book will be available to all who attend this event.

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Sagamore Institute for Policy Research
Third Floor Conference Room
340 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Please RSVP to Maureen Lee at maureen@sipr.org, by Friday, September 16, 2005 (acceptances only). There will be a $10 charge for this event.
This program is complimentary for members of the SIPR Founders’ Club.

SIPR’s Policy Roundtables seek to inform civic, community, business, and government leaders about innovative ideas and the people behind them—in Indiana, across the country, and around the world.

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