DAVID CALLAHAN with PAUL SHOEMAKER at Town Hall
Co-presented with TOWN HALL CIVICS.
In The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age (Knopf), writer David Callahan, who has looked at wealth, class, and social structure in earlier books, takes on a subject germane for many here.
“A thoughtful call for transparency and oversight in the charity sector. Callahan discusses a range of efforts, both well known and less so. This striking, thought-provoking work is perfectly timed as American activists move to confront a new presidential administration.” —Publishers Weekly. “An intriguing look at the world of big-ticket philanthropy… An eye-opening view of a vast sector of the economy that lies in the shadows but has undue influence, for ill or good. The best part of Callahan’s book is not its account of the various players in this mega-giving, the Zuckerbergs and Bill Gateses of the world, but instead his view of the machinery that has grown up to surround big giving.” —Kirkus Reviews.
Joining him onstage will be Paul Shoemaker, founding president of Social Venture Partners.