Higher Ed Institutions Commit to Reduce Energy Use

The City of Chicago announced that 10 local colleges and universities have joined Retrofit Chicago’s Commercial Buildings Initiative (CBI), committing to reduce energy consumption by 20% in at least one campus building over the next five years.  See the press release here: ARCH

Chicago a finalist in WWF’s Earth Hour Challenge

Congratulations to the City of Chicago, one of three finalists in World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour City Challenge. Read more here.

Global Giving Matters

Synergos and Global Philanthropy Partnership bring out interesting features in global giving.

Celebrate Kavita Ramdas and the Global Fund for Women

Kavita Ramdas

The Chicago Committee for the Global Fund for Women is hosting a lunch to celebrate Kavita Ramdas, who led the GFW for 14 years. Join us! Thursday, May 26, info here.

Global Activism Forum

Get to know Chicago organizations working globally to make the world a better place. WBEZ’s Global Activism Expo is a fun and engaging event. And free!

Grantmakers Without Borders annual meeting

Gw/oB meetings always promote thoughtful dialogue on social justice and global philanthropy. Their 11th annual event in New York will be no exception.

Global Philanthropy Forum

GPP executive director April Donnellan will be participating in the Global Philanthropy Forum in Redwood City, California. The Forum is celebrating ten years of impactful global giving.

Women Worldwide Leading Through Philanthropy

Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy hosted an enlightening conference in Chicago, March 10-11.  GPP president Adele Simmons moderated a conversation on trends and new directions in philanthropy.  Special thanks to the Women’s Philanthropy

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