Giving USA 2018 Numbers Release Presentation

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Date(s) - 06/20/2019
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Davis Hall at The Columbus Foundation

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WHEN: Thursday, June 20 | 3:30-5:00 p.m. | Reception to follow

WHERE: Davis Hall, The Columbus Foundation, 1234 East Broad Street,
Columbus, OH 43205

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An excellent source of data about charitable giving in the nation for more than 60 years, the Giving USA Report tracks estimates of what was given by four different types of donors—individuals, foundations, estates (bequests), and corporations.

We’re excited to announce that Una O. Osili, Ph.D., the lead researcher of the Giving USA data, will join us again to share the latest results!

Dr. Osili is the Associate Dean for Research and International Programs at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, a leading academic institution dedicated to increasing the understanding of philanthropy and improving its practice worldwide. The production and release of Giving USA is the result of collaborative efforts of Giving USA Foundation™, a public service initiative of The Giving Institute, and The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Following Dr. Osili’s presentation will be a moderated discussion mirroring the report—focusing on central Ohio philanthropy—featuring perspectives and insights from corporations, individuals, nonprofits, and funders.

Una O. Osili, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics and Associate Dean for Research and International Programs
Lilly Family School of PhilanthropyDr. Osili is an economist with significant experience on research and policy in the fields of household behavior and economic policy. She is also associate dean for research and international programs at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the world’s first school dedicated to increasing the understanding of philanthropy and improving its practice worldwide.An internationally recognized expert on economic development and philanthropy, Dr. Osili speaks across the globe on issues related to national and international trends in economics and philanthropy. She has served as a member of several national and international advisory groups, including the African Development Bank, Social Science Research Council, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the United Nations Development Program.

Dr. Osili leads the research and publication of Giving USA, the annual report on American philanthropy. She earned her B.A. in Economics at Harvard University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University.