Often, very high-net-worth donors take a sophisticated and strategic approach to their philanthropic giving. These donors tend not to act on emotion. So, what is motivating donors to be extraordinarily generous right now? We’ll look to better understand these motivations by talking to one of the country’s most generous philanthropists, David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group.
In this exclusive conversation, Mr. Rubenstein will be joined by Orr Group Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Stephen K. Orr to explore the key motivators behind major contributions. Mr. Rubenstein, an original signatory of the Giving Pledge, is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Council on Foreign Relations; a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation; a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution; a Trustee of the National Gallery of Art, the University of Chicago, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Constitution Center, the Brookings Institution, and the World Economic Forum; a Director of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and President of the Economic Club of Washington. Mr. Rubenstein is a significant donor to all of the above-mentioned nonprofit organizations, and is a recipient of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy and the MoMA’s David Rockefeller Award, among other philanthropic awards.