Speakers and Panelists

Throughout the week at each Summer Institute, several speakers come to campus to lead activities and give presentations. Students will also visit various local community leaders for presentations on philanthropy service.

  • Paul Schervish, Professor Emeritus Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy
  • Alan Hassenfeld, Hassenfeld Family Foundation, Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy
  • Jim Toole, Senior Fellow, University of Minnesota and President, Compass Institute
  • David Streight, Senior Fellow, Grab The Torch and Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (Ret.)
  • Alexis Owen, Director Philanthropic Services First Western, Young Philanthropists Foundation
  • Sarah Daignault, Secretary National Coalition of Girls Schools, Founder NBOA
  • Margaret McKenna, Suffolk University, Former President of Wal-Mart Foundation
  • Larry Stifler, Stifler Family Foundation, HMR, The Maine Mineral & Gem Museum
  • Laurie Hurd, Independent School Association of Northern New England
  • Crystal Pemberton, Girls Prep Charter School NYC
  • Charlotte Beyer, Principle Quest Foundation and Westover School
  • Maggie Willard, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Margot Timbel, Anschutz Gas and Oil (Ret.)
  • Robert Friedman, John Hancock, Boston Marathon
  • William Lowell, The Lowell Institute, WGBH
  • Pui Chi Wong, EMC Corporation
  • James Canton, Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
  • Christine Zachai, Forward Philanthropy
  • Nan Peterson, Service Learning The Blake School
  • Mary McFadden, Wareham Land Trust
  • Raj Sisodia, Conscious Capitalism, Babson College
  • Kate Santambrogio, Paul Newman’s Round Up River Ranch
  • Seth Leighton, Envoys Global Education
  • John Griswold, The Common Fund Institute, BoardSource
  • Sarah Harrison, The Denver Foundation
  • Jack Moore, Harpswell Advisors
  • Ellen Greisedieck, American Mural Project
  • Luana Nissan, Catalysts For Good
  • Michael Menefee, Colorado Heritage Trust
  • Eric Pasinski, A Goal Planner