Philanthropy Week

Philanthropy Week 2022

April 18 – April 22

The 2nd Annual Philanthropy Week, hosted by Murray State University’s Nonprofit Resource Center, is a celebration of generosity in Murray-Callaway County, recognizing successful approaches to giving of time, talents, and treasures that help make this a wonderful community in which to live and thrive. Philanthropy Week recognizes and advances the historic partnership among the public, nonprofit, and business sectors. The Nonprofit Resource Center will host a series of virtual events throughout the week.

2022 Keynote conversation

The 2022 Keynote conversation will feature Dr. Julia Atkins from Florida State University on Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. in the Nonprofit Resource Center.

Julia Atkins, keynote speakerJulia Atkins is currently a PhD Candidate in Arts Administration at Florida State University, and is also serving as the Interim Executive Director of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. Julia has professional experience in orchestra management, arts marketing, and music education, as well as performing experience as a clarinetist. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Clarinet Performance from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam in 2011, and her Master of Music Degree in Clarinet Performance from Florida State University in 2013. Before returning to begin her PhD, she worked as the Director of Artistic Operations and Marketing for the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra from 2013-2018, and was also the Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC from 2014-2018. Additionally, Julia completed 72 continuing credit hours to earn a professional certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University in 2015 and a Program Evaluation Certificate from Florida State University in 2020. Outside of her career, Julia enjoys astrology, health and fitness, baking, and sports.

Dr. Atkins is currently serving as the Interim Director of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. The conversation will be hosted by Dr. Elise Kieffer, NLS Program Director and Patricia and Robert Long Endowed Faculty Fellow.

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Complete Philanthropy Week schedule

  • Monday, April 18 at 6 p.m.
    "A Conversation on Philanthropy and Giving at Murray State University with MSU President,
    Dr. Bob Jackson"

    Nonprofit Leadership Studies faculty member Mike Gowen talks to President Jackson about the history and current trajectory of philanthropy and giving at Murray State University.
    WATCH THE CONVERSATION STREAMING

  • Tuesday, April 19 at 6 p.m.
    "Everyone Can Be a Philanthropist"
    Murray State University Nonprofit Leadership Studies students, Sarah Labitzke, Zach McCarver, Alissa Peal and Hadley Stephens will deliver this presentation. It will introduce the audience to philanthropy, foundations and endowments, focusing on the opportunities available for ‘everyone to become a philanthropist’.
    WATCH THE CONVERSATION STREAMING

  • Wednesday, April 20 at 6 p.m.
    "Student philanthropy and the Giving Back Endowment"
    Dr. Elise Kieffer, NLS Program Director and Patricia and Robert Long Endowed Faculty Fellow will host a discussion with students who designed and conducted a comprehensive grant making process to distribute Giving Back Endowment funds to area nonprofit organizations while taking NLS 305: Grantmaking and Philanthropic Foundations.
    WATCH THE CONVERSATION STREAMING

  • Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m.
    Keynote conversation with Dr. Julia Atkins, Florida State University

    Dr. Atkins is currently serving as the Interim Director of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. The conversation will be hosted by Dr. Elise Kieffer, NLS Program Director and Patricia and Robert Long Endowed Faculty Fellow.WATCH THE KEYNOTE CONVERSATION STREAMING

  • Friday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m.
    Donna Herndon Award for Civic Engagement Presentation 

    The Nonprofit Resource Center will present the Donna Herndon Award. The award recognizes a resident of Calloway County who has exhibited a lifetime of civic engagement to others in our community. 

  • Friday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m.
    Screening of the documentary "What is Philanthropy?"

    The Curris Center Theater
    "What is Philanthropy?" Is a feature length documentary that portrays and discusses the concept of giving within the American context through a critical lens and a variety of perspectives. The Nonprofit Leadership Studies program will host a discussion directly following the screening.

 

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