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University of PennsylvaniaFall 2011The Third Sector and the City: Philanthropy and Nonprofits and Their Role in Urban CommunitiesDepartments: Urban StudiesDouglas Bauer, Greg Goldman25 students
University of PennsylvaniaFall 2012The Third Sector and the City: Philanthropy and Nonprofits and Their Role in Urban CommunitiesDepartments: Urban StudiesDouglas Bauer, Greg Goldman23 students
University of PennsylvaniaSpring 2014Philanthropy and the City: Charitable Giving and Its Role in Urban CommunitiesDepartments: Urban StudiesDouglas Bauer, Greg Goldman27 students
University of PennsylvaniaSpring 2015Philanthropy and the City: Charitable Giving and Its Role in Urban CommunitiesDepartments: Urban StudiesDouglas Bauer, Greg Goldman28 students
University of PennsylvaniaSpring 2016Philanthropy and the City: Charitable Giving and Its Role in Urban CommunitiesDepartments: Urban StudiesDouglas Bauer, Greg Goldman27 students
University of PennsylvaniaSpring 2017Philanthropy and the City: Charitable Giving and Its Role in Urban CommunitiesDepartments: Urban StudiesDouglas Bauer, Greg Goldman27 students
University of PennsylvaniaSpring 2018Philanthropy and the City: Charitable Giving and Its Role in Urban CommunitiesDepartments: Urban Studies / Social Policy and PracticeDouglas Bauer, Greg Goldman26 students
University of PennsylvaniaSpring 2019Philanthropy and the City: Charitable Giving and Its Role in Urban CommunitiesDepartments: Urban Studies / Social Policy and PracticeDouglas Bauer, Greg Goldman30 students
University of PennsylvaniaSpring 2020Philanthropy and the City: Charitable Giving and Its Role in Urban CommunitiesDepartments: Urban Studies / Social Policy and PracticeDouglas Bauer, Greg Goldman27 students

Philanthropy and the City: Charitable Giving and Its Role in Urban Communities
Taught by Douglas Bauer, Greg Goldman
Department of Urban Studies, Social Policy & Practice

Doug Bauer is the Executive Director of the Clark Foundation in New York City. The Clark Foundation focuses on helping individuals lead independent and productive lives through its support of nonprofits in New York City and Cooperstown, NY. Doug is also executive director of The Scriven and Fernleigh Foundations and Senior Vice President with The Clark Estates, Inc. Prior to Clark, Doug was a Senior Vice President with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) from 2002 to 2009. Before joining RPA, Doug held management positions at Goldman, Sachs and Co., SmithKlineBeecham (now GlaxoSmithKline), and The Pew Charitable Trusts. Doug’s opinions and ideas on philanthropy have been featured in the Associated Press, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Wall Street Journal and on CNBC, NPR and PBS. Doug co-authored, with Steven Godeke, Philanthropy’s New Passing Gear: Mission Related Investing, A Policy and Implementation Guide for Foundation Trustees. Doug serves on boards of The Leatherstocking Corporation, Melalucca Foundation, The National Council on Nonprofits, Partners for Health Foundation, The Rockefeller Institute of Government, and is a past chair of Philanthropy New York. He also is a member of the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia Business School where he teaches about philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.

Greg H. Goldman is the Vice President of National Audubon Society and Executive Director of Audubon Pennsylvania. Audubon is a national nonprofit focused on environmental conservation. Goldman coordinates its efforts across Pennsylvania, working to align nature centers, chapters, sanctuaries and projects with the Society’s new strategic plan for conservation within watersheds, forests and bird-friendly communities. Formerly Vice President of Development for the Philadelphia Zoo, Goldman oversaw the Zoo’s comprehensive development efforts including fundraising strategies, capital campaign initiatives and corporate and foundation relations. His background also includes stints as CEO of Wireless Philadelphia, where he was responsible for leading a citywide initiative to extend Internet access to low-income families and small businesses across Philadelphia, and Executive Director of MANNA, a volunteer organization providing nutritional services to people living with HIV/AIDS and other illnesses. He significantly expanded MANNA’s major donor, corporate, event and government fundraising while handling media relations and serving as its key spokesperson. In 2003, Goldman was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship. While on his 2003-04 Eisenhower Fellowship to Chinese Taipei and Thailand, Goldman explored those countries’ innovative public health responses to AIDS and other infectious diseases, and investigated their emerging civil society sectors more broadly. Greg received his BA from Northwestern University and a Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago. He has been a member of the adjunct faculty in the Urban Studies Program at Penn for 20 years, offering courses on the philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.

Series of three “real-life case studies” where whole class goes to local organizations to learn about issue area and what the organization does, hear from org leaders

  1. Prevention Point; Topic – the Opioid Crisis
  2. Fleisher Art Memorial; Topic – Culture
  3. The Discovery Center/Audubon Society; Topic – Environment

Guest Speakers:

  • Former students
  • Peter Frumkin, Professor of Public Policy, School of Social Policy and Practice

Profs use songs as part of the pedagogy (EX: Fitz and the Tantrums, “Dear Mr. President”; Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes, “Wake Up Everybody”; and Jefferson Airplane, “Volunteers,” etc.)

Class partially funded by Urban Studies department ($15k) and School of Social Policy and Practice ($15k)

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