International sector leaders from Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) and Australian philanthropy experts from Perpetual explore the future of philanthropy and civil society post COVID-19.
The current global pandemic gives new urgency to conversations about technology, race and civil society. Existing inequities are exacerbated by the impacts of the crisis and exploited by the response to it. Technologies contribute to inequity, but also offer ways to restore justice.
This crisis offers a moment to ask the types of questions that will strengthen our collective response and build resilience in our society.
This panel discussion will challenge your thinking and expose you to new perspectives on the role of philanthropy and civil society as we face into a future where impact is ever important.
Caitriona Fay is a senior philanthropic leader in Australia. She has more than eighteen years of private family and institutional grant-making experience in Australia and Europe.
At Perpetual, Caitriona oversees approximately $4bn in community funds across Perpetual’s work with philanthropists, non-profits and Native Title groups. Under her management, Perpetual’s clients distribute more than $100 million annually through philanthropic trusts, estates, and endowments.
Before her time with Perpetual, Caitriona has worked in government and philanthropy via The Ian Potter Foundation and The Heritage Lottery fund in both Scotland and England.
Outside of Perpetual, Caitriona is a leader in gender-wise and LGBTQIA+ philanthropy in Australia. Caitriona is a founding board member of The Channel, Australia’s first sexuality-sex and gender-diverse giving circle, reflecting her passion for the power of democratised philanthropy. Caitriona is also a founding member of Melbourne’s Women’s Fund and an Australian member of the International Women’s Forum.
Bernholz has been a Visiting Scholar at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and a Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, the Hybrid Reality Institute, and the New America Foundation. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including the annual Blueprint Series on Philanthropy and the Social Economy, the 2010 publication Disrupting Philanthropy, and her 2004 book Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets: The Deliberate Evolution. She is a co-editor of Philanthropy in Democratic Societies (2016, Chicago University Press) and of the forthcoming volume Digital Technology and Democratic Theory. She writes extensively on philanthropy, technology, and policy on her award winning blog, philanthropy2173.com.
She studied history and has a B.A. from Yale University, where she played field hockey and captained the lacrosse team, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Rob Reich is professor of political science and, by courtesy, professor of philosophy and at the Graduate School of Education, at Stanford University. He is the author most recently of Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better (Princeton University Press, 2018) and Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values (edited with Chiara Cordelli and Lucy Bernholz, University of Chicago Press, 2016). He is also the author of several books on education: Bridging Liberalism and Multiculturalism in American Education (University of Chicago Press, 2002) and Education, Justice, and Democracy (edited with Danielle Allen, University of Chicago Press, 2013).
His current work focuses on ethics, public policy, and technology, and he serves as associate director of the Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence initiative at Stanford. Reich is the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the Walter J. Gores award, Stanford’s highest honor for teaching. He was a sixth grade teacher at Rusk Elementary School in Houston, Texas before attending graduate school. He is a board member of the magazine Boston Review, of Giving Tuesday, and at the Spencer Foundation.
Jane joined Perpetual in 2011 and is a philanthropic leader with significant experience and knowledge of the private wealth and the Australian not-for-profit sector.
Jane leads a national team of philanthropy specialists who work in partnership with philanthropists to help guide them through the process of establishing a charitable Foundation or Endowment, formulate giving strategies and make compliant and vision aligned decisions regarding their annual grants to communities.
Jane also works extensively with not-for-profit organisations across Australia to support them in building their capacity to deliver on their mission and demonstrate the outcomes of their work.
Jane has a strong governance background, having completed a Bachelor of Business and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.