Coronavirus Updates

From a global pandemic, economic devastation, and social unrest sparked by systemic racism, the past six months have laid bare the deep disparities that persist in our country. With billions spent by the public, private, and philanthropic sectors, why do profound inequities persist? 

On Tuesday, September 29, the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation launched its new “Innovating for Social Equity” event series, which aims to explore efforts across the philanthropic and private sectors to tackle the seemingly intractable barriers to a society and economy that work for all. Led by four of the nation's philanthropic leaders, the first session, “New Approaches in Philanthropy,” examined how new approaches in philanthropy may be employed to work toward social equity.


  • Julia Stasch, Immediate Past President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Philanthropy Executive in Residence, Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation


  • John Palfrey, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • La June Montgomery Tabron, President and CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Thomas Tierney, Chairman and Cofounder, The Bridgespan Group


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  • Tune in to the next session in the Innovating for Social Equity event series, “How Private Market Investors Affect Change,” on Thursday, October 29. Register to attend.
  • Do you know an emerging nonprofit or government leader dedicated to a career in social impact? Encourage them to explore the Chicago Booth Civic Scholars Program. Tell us about them.
  • Sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive articles from Booth faculty with ideas for accelerating impact in the social sector and updates on relevant news and events. Sign up for the Rustandy Monthly.