Town & Country will present the magazine’s first-ever Philanthropy Summit at Hearst Tower in New York City on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. The Summit gathers the country’s most passionate philanthropists and visionary leaders of charitable organizations, with Geoffrey Canada from Harlem Children’s Zone as one of the lead panelist. The day of thought-provoking discussions on topics including Education, World Hunger, Philanthropy & Technology, Global Responsibility and Medical Research.
Geoffrey Canada, is president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, has been invited to be a nonprofit organization providing free support in the form of parenting workshops, pre-school programs, three public charter schools and child-oriented health programs for thousands of poverty-stricken children and families living in Harlem to eradicate the cycle of generational poverty;
The Summit kicks off on the evening of May 27 with a screening of the documentary Generosity of Eye at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater. Directed by Brad Hall, the film is the very personal tale of actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus discovering how her father’s passions for art, justice and education collide in a single act of generosity that will benefit Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Children’s Zone. Generosity of Eye is produced by Hall, Louis-Dreyfus and Julie R. Snyder.
On May 28, lunch will be prepared by Bill Telepan, chef/restauranteur and executive chef of Wellness in the Schools, a non-profit organization dedicated to making school food healthier. Following the meal, Jay Fielden will lead a conversation with Chelsea Clinton, focusing on her role as vice chair of the Clinton Family Foundation.
“Philanthropy is an essential part of our readers’ lives, and a topic that Town & Country has chronicled for more than a century,” Fielden said. “We share stories of individuals and organizations who are redefining what it means to be generous. The innovative leaders who are joining us for the Summit are changing lives as well as the landscape of modern giving.”
“Corporate responsibility and philanthropy are increasingly vital platforms for so many luxury marketers, and consumers are more in-tune with brands’ charitable efforts than ever before,” said Jennifer Levene Bruno, publisher, chief revenue officer, Town & Country. “We are honored to provide a forum to explore these ideas with such an influential group, who together truly are the future of philanthropy.”
Other participants include Trudie Styler, co-founder of the Rainforest Fund, Hunter Biden for the World Food Program USA, Donna Karan, designer and founder of the Urban Zen Foundation, John Kluge, Jr., founder of Toilet Hackers, Jacob Lief, co-founder and CEO of Ubuntu Education Fund, Grace Garey, co-founder of WATSI, Eric Dawson, co-founder and president of Peace First, and Dr. Steven T. Rosen, provost and chief scientific officer of City of Hope.
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