Clinton Foundation President To Speak About Role of Philanthropy In Creating Social Change

Donna Shalala will speak with Duke professor Joel Fleishman about the role of philanthropy in creating social change.

Clinton Foundation President and CEO Donna Shalala will speak about the role of philanthropy in creating social change at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.

The talk, in which Shalala will speak with Duke professor of law and public policy Joel Fleishman, is open to the public, but reservations are required due to space limitations. RSVP to Lisa Buckley, lisa.buckley@duke.edu.

“Donna Shalala has rich experience in leading major universities, in working with foundations and philanthropists in bringing about social change, and is a perceptive observer of the wider American landscape of social change,” said Fleishman, director of the Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society, which is hosting the talk in the school’s Rhodes Conference Room.

“Moreover, now, from the vantage point of her leadership of The Clinton Foundation, she has important observations to make about the connections between nonprofits, businesses, governments and philanthropy that few others have. We are thrilled to be able to benefit from her long-time and newly learned experience,” Fleishman said.

Shalala was secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for eight years during the Clinton administration. She has served as the leader of three universities: president of the University of Miami from 2001-2015 and Hunter College from 1980 to 1987; and chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1987 to 1993.

The discussion is a Foundation Impact Research Group seminar. These seminars explore the relationship between strategic choice-making and impact measurement in foundations and not-for-profit organizations.