Salvatore LaSpada

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Dr. Salvatore LaSpada "is the newly appointed Chief Executive of the Institute for Philanthropy (London). Formerly, he was Director of The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW) at the Rockefeller Foundation, a strategic philanthropy training and networking program for high net worth individuals and new foundation trustees which is now housed at the Institute for Philanthropy. From 1993-1999, he was a philanthropic advisor to the Rockefeller family at Rockefeller Financial Services. His previous affiliations include: the Brazil Office of the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation (where he was earlier a post-doctoral Fellow), and the MacArthur Foundation (where he was a Visiting Scholar). He was an Eisenhower Fellow in Argentina where he promoted strategic philanthropy to corporations and individuals of wealth. Previous to his work in philanthropy, he was founder and director of the Urban Video Project, a media education program for at-risk minority youth in New York City.

"Dr. LaSpada is the former Chair of Hispanics in Philanthropy, the Hetrick-Martin Institute, and Tamkeen: The Center for Arab American Empowerment. He serves on the advisory committee of the Global Equity Initiative at Harvard University and the steering committee of the Global Philanthropy Forum. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Bologna’s Masters in International Studies in Philanthropy.

"Dr. LaSpada holds a B.A. in Ancient Greek and Latin (Haverford College), Masters degrees in Communication and Education (Temple University and Columbia University) and a Doctorate in International Educational Development (Columbia University)." [1] Interview

Dr. LaSpada is a Trustee of two grant making trusts, the Skarlinec Engagement (London) and the Raymond and Gloria Naftali Foundation (New York).

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  1. Salvatore LaSpada, Institute for Philanthropy, accessed January 9, 2010.