Friday, September 1

Competitive Generosity Conference

Slate Magazine claims that its annual list of the Top 60 Philanthropists began ten years ago after Ted Turner complained about the lack of a Forbes-100 style list for top donors. "The Slate 60 attempts to fuse two essential but conflicting aspects of the American character: generosity and competitiveness."

People who have appeared on the Slate 60 list include Turner, Bill and Melinda Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Pierre Omidyar, David Rockefeller, Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Steve Case and many others.

Two weeks ago, Gift Hub blog reported that all living people named on the Slate 60 lists in the last 10 years; family members of people who were listed and are not alive, and luminaries and experts in the world of philanthropy will all be invited to the Conference on Innovative Philanthropy. The conference will take place at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., on November 12 and 13, 2006.

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