Global Philanthropy Leaders

The Global Philanthropy Leaders program is a one-week experience, usually followed by a second week that is organized by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) and our Chinese partner the China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI), and held in New York City. Core topics include ethics in the Chinese tradition, the moral limits of markets, models of leadership, how to create public value, the development and execution of a philanthropic mission, nurturing 21st Century talent, global trends in philanthropy, models of giving and a case on The participants also learn much from a visit to The Boston Foundation, a team-building cooking session, a visit to Harvard’s libraries, an experiential education visit to Boston Harbor and the public-private partnership fueling its environmental and economic recovery, and other activities. They also engage in candid and moving discussions with local philanthropists, such as Gerald Chan - Harvard’s largest donor. Our 2017 class discussed at length with him the historic gift that he and his family made to the Harvard School of Public Health.