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And Justice for All: New Approaches in Philanthropy

CLEVELAND: Three panelists will speak on the topic “New Approaches in Philanthropy: 21st Century Giving in Cleveland” at noon on Thursday, June 19, 2008, at The City Club of Cleveland. David C. Hammack, Haydn Professor of History and a member of the Faculty Council of the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University, will serve as moderator.


Whether they call themselves social venture capitalists, philanthropic entrepreneurs, or social change philanthropists, the newest wave of philanthropic activists consider themselves 21st-century changemakers espousing community and championing as their core values innovation, transparency, social and environmental responsiveness, and the commitment to combine and leverage all assets at their disposal. What does this mean in practice, and how is this approach working in Cleveland?


Panelists are:

·         Cynthia L. Bailie, director of the Cleveland Office and Special Online Initiatives at The Foundation Center;

·         Lee Chilcote, a founding member of Cleveland Colectivo;

·         Linda Springer, executive director of Cleveland Social Venture Partners.


Tickets for this City Club Special Program are $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance of the event. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.


William Neukom at The City Club of Cleveland

William H. Neukom, president of the American Bar Association and partner at K&L Gates, will speak on the World Justice Project, a multidisciplinary, multinational movement to advance the rule of law worldwide, ensuring justice for everyone, at noon on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at The City Club of Cleveland.


Neukom was Microsoft Corp.’s chief lawyer for nearly a quarter-century, managing their government affairs and philanthropic activities. As its lead counsel, he led the company's efforts to establish, distribute, and protect intellectual property rights around the world. He was instrumental in securing the landmark legal victory in Apple Computer v. Microsoft Corporation, which spanned 1988 – 1995, and led Microsoft's defense of antitrust claims brought by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, and the European Union.

Under Neukom’s direction, Microsoft's community affairs program initiated a number of key corporate giving strategies, including the Microsoft Giving Campaign, the Microsoft Matching Gifts program, the Microsoft Volunteer Program, and several national scale projects, including Libraries on Line.

Neukom also has been active in community work, including serving as a member and chair of the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees, a member of the Dean’s Council at Stanford Law School, and member of the Policy Consensus Center from 2004 to present. In 1995, Neukom and his four children founded the Neukom Family Foundation, which supports not-for-profit organizations principally in the fields of health and human services, education, justice, and the environment.

Neukom is general partner in San Francisco Baseball Associates, L.P., the ownership group of the San Francisco Giants, and will take over as its head in the fall.


Tickets for this City Club Special Forum are $18 for members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.








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