Philanthropy and Climate Change: A New Model for Building Urban Resilience

The Philanthropy Forum will host guest speaker Javier Alberto Soto, President and CEO of The Miami Foundation at 8:30 a.m., Thurs., March 15 in Ball room B of the University Club (123 University Place, Pittsburgh PA 15260). Javier Alberto Soto is President and CEO of The Miami Foundation — a community foundation using civic leadership, community investment and philanthropy to improve quality of life in Greater Miami. A prominent civic and national leader in philanthropy, he will tackle the question of how philanthropy ought to address macro level issues such as climate change at a time when national policies are faltering and cities are increasingly the locus of innovation on intractable issues. He will discuss how to leverage cross-sectoral partnerships and efforts within the civic space to foster resilience in communities challenged by climate change.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
University Club, Ballroom B
123 University Place 
Pittsburgh, PA 15260 

Philanthropy Forum at GSPIA 

Organizer of Philanthropy and Climate Change: A New Model for Building Urban Resilience 

The Future of Uncertain Times lecture series is an ongoing effort by the Philanthropy Forum at GSPIA to invite students, academics, and civic leaders into the world of philanthropic practice.

The Philanthropy Forum highlights philanthropic advances originated in Pittsburgh, tapping the city’s rich philanthropic tradition as a learning laboratory for current practice and past progress. The Forum offers a graduate-level course on philanthropy and society, this lecture series, and the Pittsburgh Philanthropy Project, a multi-year endeavor to chronicle the important story of philanthropy in Pittsburgh.



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