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Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business

Center for Philanthropy

We live in a society that is built on philanthropy. Even during the most difficult times, people and organizations stand ready to help their communities with their time and their resources.

The word "philanthropy" comes from a Greek word that means "love for humankind." Philanthropy is not primarily about money—it is about what money can accomplish for the greater good. If more people are inspired to be generous with their money and time, lives can be changed in our communities today. Philanthropy truly enriches our world in the ways that matter most.

La Sierra University's Center for Philanthropy is the first of its kind in the Western states. It provides assistance to non-profit organizations in developing the skills and knowledge required to successfully cultivate friends and funds needed to carry out their mission. Seasoned professionals, those new to the world of fund development, and students can all benefit from the Center's programs.

The Center for Philanthropy shares cutting-edge research and trends in fundraising and philanthropy with organizations, professionals, students, and the general public. It not only offers courses and classes, but also sponsors a lecture series featuring prominent major donors and executives with national foundations. The Center provides a place to network with peers and organizations doing critically important work locally and globally.

Social services, the arts, education, health care—so many areas of a strong and vibrant community depend on philanthropic support. The Center for Philanthropy offers services and programs to increase the effectiveness of individuals and non-profits in the Inland Empire and beyond. We look forward to working with you and your organization to build your philanthropic capacity.

Please feel free to browse our site using the links on the left side of this page. We look forward to hearing from and working with you in the near future.







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