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Annual Forum “Restoring Confidence in Charities”


The Charities Review Council Annual Forum luncheon: "Restoring Confidence in Charities" will feature Paul C. Light.  A nationally renowned expert in the nonprofit industry, Light will discuss current trends, successes and challenges in strengthening the public’s trust in charitable organizations.



A Minnesota native and Macalester College graduate, Professor Light is widely known for his “Confidence in Charitable Organizations” national survey which the Charities Review Council adapted for its 2007 public trust survey looking at the perceptions and giving habits of Minnesota donors.


Professor Light is a well-respected thought-leader on issues facing the non-profit sector.  A Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University, Light has experience in the education, nonprofit, government and business sectors.

A former senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Light served as vice president for governmental studies and was the founding director of the Center for Public Service.  Light also served as director of the Public Policy Program at the Pew Charitable Trusts.  He has authored twenty books about public administration and nonprofit management, is a frequent commentator on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and appears regularly on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN and C-SPAN. 

In the past two years, Light has testified before Congress 15 times on issues ranging from the creation of the new Department of Homeland Security to federal ethics reform.


Wednesday, June 18, 2008
12:00 - 1:30 p.m
Travelers Companies
385 Washington Street - Jackson Room
St. Paul, MN 55107



Validated parking is available at Lawson and Victory Ramps.


Note to press: Paul Light is available for interviews by phone this week, or on the morning before his speaking engagement.                                                  

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