Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give & What It Means to Our Economic Well-Being
Monday, April 8, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM (EDT)
Why Philanthropy Matters:
How the Wealthy Give and What it Means to Our
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY'S
Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy and Policy
Nonprofit Speaker Series
Zoltan J. Acs
Professor, George Mason University, School of Public Policy
Philanthropy has long been a distinctive feature of American culture, but its crucial role in the economic well-being of the nation – and the world – has remained largely unexplored. Acs' book, Why Philanthropy Matters, explores philanthropy’s critical influence on the free-market system and demonstrates how American philanthropy could serve as a model for the productive reinvestment of wealth in other countries. Factoring in philanthropic cycles that help balance the economy, Acs offers a richer picture of capitalism, and a more accurate backdrop for considering policies that would promote the capitalist system for the good of all.
Acs is a professor at George Mason University's School of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy. He is coeditor and founder of Small Business Economics, the leading entrepreneurship and small business publication in the world. His policy initiatives take a broad view of public policy encompassing the individual, the economy, international aspects, and social policy. His recently published book, Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give and What it Means to Our Economic Well-Being, takes an in-depth look at philanthropy as an underappreciated force in capitalism.
The event will be held at GMU’s Arlington Campus, Founder’s Hall Room 113
3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201
A short walk from the Virginia Square metro station on the orange line.
This event is free and open to the public.
The event is hosted by George Mason University's Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy and Policy in partnership with George Mason University's Center for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, YNPNdc, Nonprofit NoVA, and George Mason University's Center for Social Entrepreneurship
To access a map of the Arlington campus and for directions to the campus please click the link below: http://www.gmu.edu/resources/welcome/Directions-to-GMU.html
For more information about the speaker visit: http://policy.gmu.edu/tabid/86/default.aspx?uid=6
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George Mason University's Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, and Policy
Mason's Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, and Policy seeks to improve the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations through research, training, public education, and other activities that engage nonprofit leaders and others who care about these important institutions.