Power in Philanthropy - Lessons of Failure & Success

Tiziana Dearing is the former CEO of Boston Rising, a place-based, anti-poverty, public foundation that aimed to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by replicating the Robin Hood Foundationand Harlem Children Zone’s models in Grove Hall, a Boston neighborhood inundated with poverty and crime.

Over three years, Boston Rising invested $4 Million in residents, promising entrepreneurs and under performing schools, then -- it dissolved.

Participants Will Learn

  • Specific lessons about the rise and fall of a cutting-edge approach to address an old problem with new solutions
  • Broader lessons about how power is played out in philanthropy
  • What could happen if things were different

For catering purposes, please R.S.V.P to Talia Rivera at talia.rivera@cof.org by Monday, March 16. Free parking is available.