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Philanthropic Round Table

Monday, February 26, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Club 101 
101 Park Avenue 
(between East 40th and 41st Streets, just south of Grand Central Terminal)
New York, NY

Philanthropic Round Table:
Engaging and Educating Girls and Women to be Strategic Philanthropists  
Presented by Miss Hall’s School and the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools
For two decades, Miss Hall’s School has hosted and led the Philanthropic Round Table. This year, we are proud to collaborate with The National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS) in hosting the discussion. You will hear from, and have opportunities to join discussion groups with, thought-leaders representing educational institutions, foundations, and non-profit organizations. Together, we will strategize ways to engage girls and women in becoming life-long philanthropists. 

Alumnae, current and alumnae families, and friends of Miss Hall's School, please click here to register 

Schedule of events:
7:30–8:15 AM - Registration and breakfast
8:15–10:00 AM - Opening remarks and panel discussion
10:10–11:00 AM - Breakouts sessions with featured panelists
Session 1: Making the Grade: Inspiring Young Alumnae
Session 2: Making a Difference: Inspiring Young Female Changemakers
Session 3: Making Sense of it All (an “unconference” opportunity to discuss topics of interest selected by participants)
11:00 AM–11:30 AM - Closing remarks

Featured Panelists:
Jennifer Agmi, Director of Programs, The New York Women's Foundation
Alison Basdekis, Director of Horizons, Miss Hall's School
Kathleen McQuiggan, Special Advisor on Gender Diversity, CFP Board - Center for Financial Planning
Vanessa Stair, MHS Class of 2006, Corporate Relations Officer, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders
Elizabeth Zeigler, President & CEO, Graham-Pelton

Please click here to learn more about our panelists

Panel Moderators
Julia Heaton, Head of Miss Hall's School
Megan Murphy, Executive Director of NCGS

We look forward to seeing you in New York! For more information, contact Manager of Alumnae Relations Lynelle Weaver at (413) 395-7066 or

The Philanthropic Round Table (PRT) was established by Miss Hall’s School in 1997 to raise the level of discourse on women and philanthropy. Women today are attaining advanced degrees at a higher rate and have greater resources upon which to draw. As such, they are in an increasingly powerful position to make and influence philanthropic decisions.

The Philanthropic Round Table is funded in part by the Norris Center for Girls’ & Women’s Leadership & Philanthropy, an endowed fund for Miss Hall’s School, and the following generous sponsors:

From the 2016 Event

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