Summer Symposium 2017
We have big plans for Summer Symposium 2017, Re-Imagining Philanthropy, in the fascinating and ever-evolving city of Detroit. With a full slate of educational programming and social events, you are sure to leave Summer Symposium 2017 enlightened. As you see and experience an old American city transforming before your eyes, you will re-imagine philanthropy and your role in it.
As philanthropy experts, you'll be interested to read this September 2016 article from the Chronicle of Philanthropy, "Back from the Brink: Hundreds of grant makers are looking for lessons in how foundations were able to breathe new life into Detroit."
Watch this video to see how the city has been rapidly changing in the past few years.
Registration will open March 2.
Thursday, July 13
7:30am - 12:30pm
The Giving Institute and Giving USA Foundation Governance Meetings
(EC, Committees, and Board)
12:45 - 1:45pm
Summer Symposium 2017 Welcoming Remarks
2:00 - 4:15pm
6:00 - 8:00pm
Cocktail Party and Welcome Reception at the Detroit Institute of Arts
Friday, July 14
8:30am - 9:30am
9:30am - 12:15pm
Evening Social Event
Saturday, July 15
8:30 - 9:30am
9:30am - 12:30pm
12:30 - 2:00pm
2:00 - 4:15pm
Stay tuned for more details as our program takes shape!
Past Summer Symposiums
Summer Symposium 2016
Summer Symposium 2015
Summer Symposium 2014
View past Summer Symposium final programs and resources (members only).
The Giving Institute (formerly The American Association of Fundraising Counsel) began planning the first Summer Institute for Consulting Professionals in 1991. They perceived the meetings as an opportunity to:
The first Summer Institute was held in July of 1992 in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Over the years, the Summer Institute topics have allowed participants to explore aspects of the industry in depth.