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PEX through Paintings #10 – “Good Hope Road II”

February 7th, 2020|

PEX 2020 was an exciting event, a promising first step. Therefore, the painting selected to conclude reflections on those days is Gorky’s “Good Hope Road II”. Given the turbulent times in which we find ourselves, [...]

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PEX through paintings #3 – “My Young Friend”

January 29th, 2020|

Following on from yesterday’s focus on unity and diversity of European philanthropy, today’s painting used to illustrate a point from PEX 2020 is Wyeth’s “My Young Friend”. The reason this painting has been chosen is [...]

PEX through paintings #2 – “Simultaneous Dresses”

January 28th, 2020|

The second painting chosen to depict an issue from PEX 2020 is Delaunay’s “Simultaneous Dresses”. This seems to nicely allude to the idea of “European philanthropy” being both one and many. In one way, the [...]

PEX through paintings #1 – “The Scouting Party”

January 27th, 2020|

Wandering through Madrid's Museum Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, there is a diversity of paintings that summarise the wider context within which the inaugural meeting of the Philanthropy Europe Networks (PEX) forum took place. Potential pictures that could [...]

Ten Points from PEX in Ten Paintings

January 26th, 2020|

January 2020 saw the inaugural meeting of the Philanthropy Europe Networks (PEX) Forum in Madrid. Hosted by DAFNE (Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe) and the Association of Spanish Foundations (AEF), the event took place [...]

Annual Philanthropy Talk 2019: Good Bankers and Good Citizens

September 20th, 2019|

On 10th October 2019, we will be welcoming Alexander Hoare, Partner and Director of C. Hoare & Co., the UK’s oldest privately owned bank, to give our Centre's second annual philanthropy talk. Banker, philanthropist [...]

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Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) conference 2019

The biennial conference of the Nonprofit Academic Centres Council (NACC) took place at Cass Business School City, University of London from July 16-17. For the first time held outside of the US, the conference theme [...]

July 19th, 2019|Categories: News|

Philanthropy as ‘Sisyphus’

Ylvisaker, in his speech to the 1976 International Conference on Opportunities for Philanthropy, argued that doing philanthropy is akin to being Sisyphus: 'What philanthropy and its collaborators have encountered is not failure but paradox: the [...]

May 14th, 2019|Categories: Images of Philanthropy|
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