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Philanthropy Southwest’s 2016 Spring Summit offers funders the opportunity to meet, engage and learn from experts and from others with a shared interest in the Southwest. As at our signature annual conference, the event welcomes participation by member and nonmember organizations alike.
Monday, April 25
Scott Sherman serves as the Executive Director of the Transformative Action Institute, which creates and uses innovative activities, exercises and models to help individuals and organizations lead bold personal and social transformation.
He has worked on nonviolence and social justice projects from the war-torn island of Sri Lanka to the inner city ghettoes of America. He is an expert on the most effective ways that citizens succeed in creating social progress and innovation. Scott’s work has been praised by such Nobel Peace Prize Laureates as the Dalai Lama and Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
He is a nationally-recognized speaker on environmental regeneration and has won the outstanding teaching award from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2004, he was nominated for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ Faculty of the Year award.
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: (Including lunch - $125) - The Science of Making the World a Better Place with Scott Sherman
How do people really change the world? Many people have good ideas, but they often get frustrated, burnt out and exhausted when they can’t see that they are having much of an impact.
Scott Sherman has studied hundreds of cases of people working on civil rights, the environment, public health and economic prosperity, trying to figure out what separated the most successful initiatives from those that failed. In this session, he will discuss the surprising findings about what it really takes to make a difference.
Tuesday, April 26
1 in 6 Southern Nevadans struggles with hunger issues and 64% of the school children are on free or a reduced-price meal program. Three Square is a state-wide food bank that works with 1300 community partners. A unique program at Three Square, the USDA Reimbursable Program, allows them to prepare and distribute up to 10,000 afterschool meals per day. Join us on a site visit to see this impressive facility and learn about their programs. Get out your hairnet, as we will also pitch in at the Kids Cafe Kitchen and help pack some of the afterschool meal boxes to be delivered to schools for that day.
Wednesday, April 27
- When you make a reservation, you will be asked to submit a credit card payment equal to the first night’s room/suite rate including tax and resort fee. Should you need to cancel, your guarantee will be refunded as long as you give notice within 72 hours of your arrival.
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- If you wait until March 25, the block may be full. If you wish to make any changes to your reservation, you must do so before March 25.
- If you book after March 25, all rooms that have not been reserved may be returned to the hotel in their general inventory and sold at a higher rate.