The Fourth Annual International Conference on Philanthropy will take place in Athens on June 25th and 26th, 2015. The two-day conference will explore the issue of “Philanthropy and Sustainability”.
The goal of this year’s conference is to examine and debate philanthropy’s efforts to help address sustainability issues, but also to inquire about the use of sustainability practices in informing sustainable philanthropic thinking and action. We aim to assess and discuss philanthropy’s role in attaining a sustainable society. At the same time, the conference will also focus on how we go about achieving sustainable philanthropic engagement, emphasizing efforts to accomplish sustainable education, health, and artistic commitment, as well as sustainable social welfare.
The focus of the Fourth Annual SNF International Conference on Philanthropy is closely tied to the progress of the Foundation’s largest grant for the development of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, a project that includes the construction and complete outfitting of the new facilities of the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera, as well as the creation of the 170,000m² Stavros Niarchos Park. Sustainability is one of the SNFCC’s fundamental values; the creation of an environmentally friendly and sustainable infrastructure for the buildings and the Park is an important goal in the design and construction of the SNFCC.