2009 Corporate Philanthropy Summit
Under a New Lens: Corporate Philanthropy in a Changed Economy
The 2009 Corporate Philanthropy Summit was held June 2 and 3, 2009, at the Time Warner Center in New York City. With exciting CEO panels and breakout discussions and workshops, as well as a first look at the results of CECP’s 2008 benchmarking efforts, the Summit provided attendees with the opportunity to learn from business executives and thought leaders in the field.
Learn more about the 2009 Summit:
Speakers bios (PDF)
Attendee list (PDF)
Key takeaways (PDF)
Session notes and highlights videos are available for Summit sessions:
Day One Agenda
Day Two Agenda
- While economic circumstances are forcing change in philanthropy, many business leaders are seeking new opportunities to create alliances with nonprofit organizations – collaboratively developing symbiotic goals – and to work with other private funders and with government to achieve the maximum social impact.
- Corporations are in a unique position to impact broad social problems through their philanthropy and business operations. They are agile enough to tailor programs at the local level and have the credibility to get the attention of the national government to modify policy and share their findings.
- Harnessing leadership across an organization, including the C-suite, will bring additional expertise and champions to a company’s giving that integrates the philanthropy department with the core operations and the culture.
- Impact assessment and measurement must be integrated from the beginning with nonprofit partners. It facilitates the creation of common goals and helps to determine project outcomes and points for evaluation.
CECP is grateful to our venue, Time Warner, and to our Convening Sponsors for their generous support of the 2009 Corporate Philanthropy Summit and Excellence Awards Dinner: GE, Macy’s, Inc., Newman’s Own Foundation, PNC Financial Services Group, and State Farm®.
Many of the world’s most influential CEOs are CECP members, leading the charge to make a difference through corporate societal engagement.
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CECP Philanthropy Data
Continued focus on basic needs