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Shattering Barriers Between Commerce and Charity: A conversation with Professor Dana Brakman Reiser on the transformation of modern philanthropy

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"Practices, players, and norms native to the business sector have migrated into philanthropy, shattering longstanding barriers between commerce and charity. Philanthropies organized as limited liability companies, donor-advised funds sponsored by investment company giants, and strategic corporate philanthropy programs aligning charitable giving by multinationals with their business objectives paint a startling new picture of elite giving."

The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service and the Institute for Transnational Law invites you to join us for a conversation with Professor Dana Brakman Reiser, author of "For-Profit Philanthropy: Elite Power and the Threat of Limited Liability Companies, Donor-Advised Funds, and Strategic Corporate Giving."

The book reimagines the history of philanthropy law, revealing it not to be a tool to subsidize private efforts to benefit the public but a strategic arrangement binding ordinary Americans and elites together in a common purpose. What role do legal reforms and private solutions have in rebuilding public trust in philanthropy?

Brakman Reiser holds a chair as Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School and is a globally recognized expert in the law at the intersection of business and charity.  The fireside chat, moderated by Dr. Francie Ostrower, will be followed by a Q&A with the author. Parking and lunch will be provided to registered attendees.

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