Philanthropy Week

Philanthropy Week 2024

April 15 – April 19

The 4th annual Philanthropy Week is hosted by the Murray State University Nonprofit Leadership Studies program, the Nonprofit Resource Center, the Department of Organizational Communication and Leadership and the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business.

Philanthropy Week 2024 will focus on Nonprofits and the Arts. Leaders in the arts nonprofit community who are making a difference on the local, state and national level will join us for an exciting week of presentations and activities.

Complete Philanthropy Week schedule

  • Monday, April 15 - Empty Bowls Make Day for Needline with the Murray State University Clay Club and the Murray Art Guild.
    10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Campus Mall, Murray State University

  • Tuesday, April 16th - Panel Discussion “The Role of Arts Nonprofits in Economic and Community Development”
    6 p.m. | Barkley Room, Curris Center, Murray State University 

  • Wednesday, April 17 - Philanthropy Week Keynote Address, Dr. Elise Kieffer, Program Director Nonprofit Leadership Studies, Patricia and Robert Long Endowed Faculty Fellow, Murray State University
    6 p.m. | Theater, Curris Center, Murray State University 

Dr. Elise Kieffer

Join us to hear Dr. Elise Kieffer discuss concepts from her upcoming book, Rural Arts Management (Routledge), which combines research and practice to prepare arts managers and scholars for success while navigating the unique challenges of rural settings, from communication disparities, to power dynamics, to scarce human and financial resources.

  • Thursday, April 18 - Murray Academy of Nonprofit Development and Leadership Graduation Ceremony
    2 p.m. | Heritage Hall, Murray State University

  • Friday, April 19 - Community Concert for the Arts and Donna Herndon Award for Civic Engagement Ceremony
    4–6 p.m. | Quad, Murray State University

Join Murray’s King Kaiju for an afternoon of music and explore the summer program opportunities of regional arts organizations. There will be kids activities. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. In Partnership with WKMS and sponsored by Tap 216.

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