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University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg has been selected to receive the 2013 Exemplary Leader Award from Pitt’s Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership for his outstanding leadership and stewardship at the University. Upon receiving the award at a Nov. 16 ceremony, Nordenberg will deliver a lecture on leadership. The 4 p.m. event—which will take place in the Connolly Ballroom of Pitt’s Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Avenue, Oakland—is free and open to the public, but prior registration is required. A reception, at 5 p.m., will follow the lecture. For more information or to register, e-mail

Mark A. Nordenberg, Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, has been chosen to receive the 2013 Johnson Institute Exemplary Leader Award at 4 p.m., Friday, November 16 at the Connolly Ballroom in Alumni Hall. As a preeminent leader in higher education, Chancellor Nordenberg has a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience to share with the Pittsburgh community.

How can a clear but simple understanding of philanthropic giving lead donors to make more effective grants? By articulating and refining five simple yet powerful approaches to shape their giving, donors can undertake more strategic philanthropy, according to Peter D. Frumkin, a professor of public affairs and director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

The Philanthropy Forum in the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Affairs (GSPIA) will present a lecture by philanthropist Sally Osberg, president and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, a nonprofit organization that seeks to connect social entrepreneurs and innovators in an effort to solve problems around the world. Osberg will present a lecture titled “Partners and Possibilities: Our Journey With Social Entrepreneurs” at 2 p.m. April 5 in the Assembly Room at the William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland.

Bill Drayton, founder and CEO of Ashoka—which describes itself as the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs—has been selected to receive the University of Pittsburgh’s 2012 Johnson Institute Exemplary Leader Award. Upon receiving the award on April 12, Drayton will deliver a lecture titled “How to Lead in a Rapidly Changing World” at 3:30 p.m. in Levy Hall of Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Ave., Oakland.

By Melody Joachim

Emmett Carson, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, recently presented the Philanthropy Forum lecture: “The Future of Philanthropy in Uncertain Times.” During the lecture, he addressed the current challenges facing the field of philanthropy. He focused on the question of philanthropy’s “social contract,” or moral obligation, to the organizations and communities it financially supports.

By Aurora Matthews
On Thurs. March 15, Andrew Natsios, former director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), discussed the past and future of U.S. foreign aid, and the role of development in an uncertain world. Natsios’ lecture was presented by the Professor Saul M. Katz Internal Lectureship on Economic and Social Development.

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