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Robert L. Fischer, PhD, Research Associate Professor
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Jul 22 2015
But how has the landscape of the philanthropic sector changed in the past 100 years? What is its relevance to social change? And what do practitioners bring to philanthropy?
Those were questions addressed at Conversations in Philanthropy, a special series last spring that gathered philanthropic experts from the area’s top foundations and organizations – including several alumni – to share their insights and answer questions from the audience. It was sponsored by the Master of Nonprofit Organizations program with input from the Mandel School Visiting Committee and moderated by Robert L. Fischer, PhD, Director of the MNO Program and Co-Director of the Poverty Center.
Conversations in Philanthropy 2015:
Understanding Philanthropy: What You Need To Know About the Field on February 24, 2015, featured Marcia Egbert, JD, Senior Program Officer at the George Gund Foundation, and John Gest, MBA 2010, Managing Director of the Northern Ohio Office of Philanthropy Ohio (pictured with Dr. Fischer). Watch video >>
From Program Operator of Program Officer: What Practitioners Bring to the World of Philanthropy on March 24, 2015, featured Shilpa Kedar, MNO 2005, Program Director of Economic Development and The Cleveland Foundation, and Christie Manning, MSSA 1997, Senior Program Officer for Resilient Families at St. Luke’s Foundation. Watch video >>
Philanthropy is a Big Tent: Making Philanthropy Part of Your Lifelong Commitment on April 28, 2015, featured Leah Gary, MSN 1985, President and CEO of the William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation and Jazmin Long, MSSA/MNO 2015, Welcoming Coordinator at Global Cleveland. Watch video >>
Jul 15 2015
That was the topic of a vital 90.3 WCPN “Sound of Ideas” radio show on July 9 featuring alumna Angela D’Orazio, MSSA 2011, Program Officer at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland; field supervisor Kate Lodge, Program Director of A Place 4 Me initiative; Tasha Jones, a former foster child and a youth contributor to A Place 4 Me; Gary Stanger of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative; and Dr. Robert Fischer, Research Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Poverty Center, who is conducting a survey of Cleveland’s homeless youth and contributed insights from his research to the NPR radio show.
Apr 16 2015
Case Western Reserve’s Research ShowCASE on Friday, April 17, in the Veale Convocation Center brings together hundreds of researchers, scientists and scholars for a day of discovery, collaboration and community. Check out the list of presentations by Mandel School faculty, students and researchers, make a note to stop by the Begun Center’s booth at the event, and be sure to download the app to help you navigate the event!
Faculty, Research Staff and Doctoral Students
+ Jane Timmons-Mitchell, Laura Overman, Lacey Caporale, Rachel Lovell and Christopher Stormann: Wraparound Fidelity Monitoring: Using Process to Improve Outcomes in the Child Welfare System
+ Michael Gearhart, Mark Singer, Margaret Baughman-Sladky and Lacy Caporale: Predictors of Health in an Opiate Drug Court: Gender, Parental Status, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse
+ Cyleste C. Collins, Emily Miller, Robert Fischer and Renata Brown: Cleveland Botanical Garden Green Corps Evaluation
+ Youngsam Oh: The Relationships between Psychological Distress and General Health Information Seeking and Online Health Information Seeking
+ Abigail Dwornik (BA Major: Psychology): Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders and Mental Illnesses in Incarcerated Populations and Effects on Recidivism: A Literature Review
+ Imani Scruggs (BA Major: Psychology; 3+2 MSSA Student: Direct Practice in Children, Youth and Families with a focus on Community Practice for Social Change): Forming Black Adolescent Identity: A Review
+ Elizabeth Stotter (BA Major: Psychology; 3+2 MSSA Student: Direct Practice with Children, Youth and Families): Approaching Resilience: Supporting Children Living in Low-Income and Poverty