TPI and Harvard KSG host Chinese Philanthropists

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Private Philanthropy in China:  Leadership Visit to the United States

sponsored by Mercy Corps

Philanthropy in the United States:  An Introductory Seminar

coordinated by

The Hauser Center, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


The Philanthropic Initiative, Inc.

In October 2009 a delegation of leaders from the emerging Chinese private philanthropic sector will visit the United States to explore philanthropic philosophies and practices in this country.  The ten-day visit is designed to provide the delegates with an opportunity to increase their understanding of philanthropy in this country, exchange views with U.S. counterparts, and consider strategies and approaches that might advance the work of their own organizations as well as the broader philanthropic and civil society sector in China.

The study tour will begin with an introductory seminar on U.S. philanthropy coordinated by the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations of Harvard University and The Philanthropic Initiative, Inc. (TPI).  The seminar will provide an overview of the history, philosophy, governance, structure, and practice of philanthropy in the United States and provide ample time to reflect on how the U.S. philanthropic sector and its practices relate to the emerging practice of private philanthropy in China.