Why is it important to support GSPIA? What do we do that makes us worthy of your support? For some, giving to GSPIA is an act of loyalty and is perhaps a way to say “thank you” for support they received during their studies here. Giving also is a way of looking ahead by providing support to the faculty and future leaders who seek to resolve some of the most pressing and dire problems of our time.
In an article written by Nick Lovegrove and Matthew Thomas titled “Why the World Needs Tri-Sector Leaders (Harvard Business Review, Feb. 13, 2013), the authors state that “the critical challenges society faces—such as water scarcity, access to education, and the rising cost of healthcare—increasing require the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to work together to create lasting solutions.”
We can think of no more fitting endorsement for the comprehensive academic programs delivered by GSPIA than the recognition that the world needs leaders able to engage and collaborate across all three sectors (to paraphrase Lovegrove and Thomas). In fact, many of our alumni fit the description of tri-sector leaders.
If you see the value of preparing students to be capable of working across all three sectors to achieve lasting solutions, then we invite you to make a gift of any size to GSPIA.
Giving is a personal decision and we are grateful to our alumni and friends who give of their time and resources.
For more information on how to support GSPIA, including planned gifts and bequests, please contact the Development and Alumni Relations Team.
Jean Hale, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Jean.Hale@pitt.edu
Alastair Hamilton, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org
To make a gift via Pitt’s secure online giving site, visit www.giveto.pitt.edu.
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