Register now! Conference on Charitable Giving offers education, networking opportunities

Financial advisors, attorneys, CPAs and philanthropy professionals are invited to join us for the Conference on Charitable Giving, Thursday, May 18 at Stanford University. 

This full-day conference and networking opportunity is co-presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Stanford University's Office of Planned Giving.

Attendees will hear from expert speakers and panelists about new developments and emerging practices in the field of philanthropic advising. 

Continuing education credits available: MCLE, CFP, CFRE, State Bar of California Legal Specialization in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate


Sessions will cover a range of issues related to charitable giving. Examples of session topics include: 

  • What we know so far about charitable tax and estate planning in the Trump years
  • Fostering key life skills through family philanthropy
  • How to help your clients make life income gifts to charity
  • Divorce – Family Philanthropy Feuds: What happens to the philanthropy when a family splits up
  • Capacity and the Aging Brain: Medical and legal perspectives

The keynote address will explore virtual reality and philanthropy with special guest Jeremy Bailenson, founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication. Bailenson will share his research showing that virtual experiences can inspire real empathy, and the implications for philanthropy. 

View a full agenda on the conference's website.

The conference fee of $225 includes access conference materials and handouts, continental breakfast, full lunch buffet, afternoon snacks and reception. 

Please contact with questions!