Duquette measuring philanthropy in the face of rising income inequality

The trend of rising income inequality in the United States has been well-chronicled; however, the silver lining to that sobering direction is that the wealthy give more to charities when income inequality is high. At least that was the traditional theory that USC Price School of Public Policy Assistant Professor Nicolas Duquette brought to his…

LA2050 and Crowdsourcing Philanthropy for LA’s Future

Ever crowdsourced something for yourself? Imagine doing that for a whole city. Listen to the most recent episode of LA#Itself to learn about LA2050, the Goldhirsh Foundation’s ambitious philanthropic “initiative driving and tracking progress toward a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles.”

Pay it Forward? Law and the Problem of Restricted-Spending Philanthropy (Highlight Video)

We were honored to host the Price Governance Salon, a Dean’s series on governance, featuring Brian Galle, Professor of Law at Georgetown. The event was co-sponsored by the USC Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy. View the full video here. American foundations and other philanthropic giving entities hold about $1 trillion in investment assets, a figure which…

Pay it Forward? Law and the Problem of Restricted-Spending Philanthropy (Full Video)

We were honored to host the Price Governance Salon, a Dean’s series on governance, featuring Brian Galle, Professor of Law at Georgetown. The event was co-sponsored by the USC Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy. American foundations and other philanthropic giving entities hold about $1 trillion in investment assets, a figure which continues to grow each year.…

Bedrosian kicks off semester with foundation spending debate

We kicked off the spring semester last week with a Price Governance Salon, a program that creates opportunities for students and faculty to engage with top researchers and exchange ideas. Visiting scholar Brian Galle, Professor of Law at Georgetown University, presented the findings of his paper called, “Pay It Forward? Law and the Problem of…

Five minutes with Alex Graddy-Reed

The Bedrosian Center welcomed several new faculty affiliates for the 2015-2016 school year- today, we’ve put Alex Graddy-Reed in the spotlight. Graddy-Reed is an Assistant Professor at the USC Price School where her research focuses on philanthropy, social innovation, and grantmakers’ strategies to be more outcome and impact minded. Dr. Graddy-Reed recently sat down with…