The Yale Philanthropy Conference (YPC) grew out of a class at the Yale School of Management, Philanthropic Foundations. Students, wanting to engage more deeply with best practices and innovation in the social sector, decided to bring experts and practitioners to the School of Management campus. Now in its fourteen year, the conference remains entirely planned and executed by SOM MBA students. YPC has hosted leaders in the field including Richard Shadyac, CEO of ALSAC - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Hilary Pennington, Vice President of the Ford Foundation; and La June Montgomery Tabron, President and CEO of W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
RECENT CONFERENCE THEMES:
2019: Values in Action
2018: Adaptive Philanthropy, Resilient Sector
2016: Fostering Ecosystems of Change
2015: Reflect. Innovate. Impact.
2014: Rooted in History, Growing with Purpose
2013: Integrated Perspectives Across the Sector
2012: Beyond Best Practices
2010: Fostering Innovative Ideas for Social Change
2009: Harnessing Resources & Leveraging Strengths
2008: Collaboration and Leadership in Philanthropy
2007: Achieving Effectiveness in Philanthropy
2006: Future of Philanthropy
2005: Yale Philanthropy Conference