Schwab Charitable Announces Philanthropy Speaker Series With Panel on Corporate Foundations

January 27 Event to Focus on Corporate Philanthropy

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 12:01 pm PST



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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Schwab Charitable, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing national donor-advised funds, announced today its Schwab Charitable Philanthropy Speaker Series to be hosted in partnership with UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership.

“This conference series will make a meaningful contribution to the growing body of knowledge about the social sector, particularly in regard to the new ventures and opportunities it offers,” said Kim Wright-Violich, president of Schwab Charitable, a national donor-advised fund with 12,000 donors and nearly $2 billion in assets.

The series aligns Schwab Charitable’s strategic philanthropy with the Haas School of Business’ innovation in business and society, and will open 2009 with a panel discussion on the Strategy and Impact of Corporate Foundations. (The first event was held in November, 2008 and featured Matthew Bishop, author of Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World.) Featured panelists include Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, President, Schwab Foundation; Tim Silva, Senior Vice President, Regional Community Development Director for Wells Fargo’s Greater Bay Area Region, and Bobbi Silten, Chief Foundation Officer, Gap Inc. Kim Wright-Violich, President, Schwab Charitable, will moderate the panel.

The panel discussion is open to the public and will take place Tuesday, January 27 from 5:00PM to 6:15PM at the Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room, Cheit Hall C420. For more information contact Debbie Ng at or 510-643-1869. PLEASE RSVP BEFORE JANUARY 23RD AT

The Philanthropy Speaker Series will showcase leading philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, and authors who tackle cutting-edge issues in the world of philanthropy. Attendees are expected to include members of the philanthropic community interested in dialogue and exchange leading toward greater social impact. Future topics this year include Nonprofit Consulting, Venture Philanthropy, Mission Related Investing, and Program Related Investing.

About Schwab Charitable

Created as a national donor-advised fund with a mission to increase charitable giving nationwide, Schwab Charitable has raised over $3 billion and has facilitated more than $1 billion in grants to charity since inception. In 2007, the Fund received more than $1 billion in donations, which places Schwab Charitable among the top ten fundraising charities in the United States and makes it the largest in the State of California. For more information about Schwab Charitable or the Schwab Charitable microfinance program, visit

About the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership

The Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership prepares leaders with the practical business skills to found, lead, manage, and govern nonprofit and public organizations for the public good. Ranked #3 among business schools with a nonprofit specialty (US News & World Report 2008), The Center prepares the Haas MBA student body and alumni to serve in community and public life. For more information about the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, visit


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