Conversations in Philanthropy: Inside the Mind of a Donor on April 21

Inside the Mind of a Donor, the third and final Conversation in Philanthropy this spring, will take place on Thursday, April 21, and will offer three perspectives on the thinking of individual donors, who engage in philanthropy in a range of ways such as annual gifts, volunteerism, and major gifts and bequests.

The event is at 4:30 to 6:00pm at the Mandel Community Studies Center Room #115 at 11402 Bellflower Road on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Attendees can register to attend in person or to watch via live-stream online. Free and open to the public, it  includes a post-conversation reception. Social work CEUs are available for in-person attendees ($10 for 1.5 hours for alumni; $25 for non-alumni) and professional development hours are offered for Mandel School students.

Conversations in Philanthropy are part of the Mandel School’s Centennial Speaker Series and are presented by the school’s Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) program. They are supported by the Gail and Elliott Schlang Philanthropic Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

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Inside the Mind of a Donor will be moderated by MNO Program Director Robert L. Fischer, PhD, and will feature three speakers:

Rev. Hank Doll, Vice President of the Doll Family Foundation: Reverend Doll is a minister who has spent most of his career championing philanthropy through his work for The Cleveland Foundation, the George Gund Foundation and the Nord Family Foundation. Though retired, he continues to serve as Vice President of the Doll Family Foundation, Board Member of the Brush Foundation, founder of the Giving Back Gang (a giving circle), and is a member of the Mandel School Visiting Committee. He holds a Masters in Divinity from Yale Divinity School and an MPA from the University of Pittsburgh.

Hedy Milgrom, MA, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland: Hedy Milgrom oversees the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Endowment and Development Program, which grants more than $100 million each year from its supporting foundations, donor-advised and special purpose funds, and the Federation’s Endowment Fund. Her other duties include overseeing all resource development efforts, such as the annual Campaign for Jewish Needs.

Chuck Miller, JD, CNM 2006, Senior Director of Planned Giving at Case Western Reserve University: Chuck Miller has counseled the philanthropic community for over 25 years, beginning as an Ohio Assistant Attorney General, Charitable Law Section, and as a senior development executive at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and MetroHealth Hospital. He currently serves as Senior Director of Planned Giving at Case Western Reserve University, where he partners with donors seeking creative ways to support present and future generations of students and faculty – while achieving mutual philanthropic goals.