The Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy (CNP) and the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University are hosting the 19th Annual Program on Volunteerism, “The Role Nonprofits and Philanthropy Have in Fostering Equity for All,” on March 30, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. (CST). Panelists Dr. Ruth Simmons, President of Prairie View A&M University; Mr. Rick Jaramillo, Houston Market Executive at Bank of America; and The Honorable Margaret Spellings, President and CEO of Texas 2036, will discuss the importance of equity and how organizations can work toward providing opportunities for all. Dr. Robbie Waters Robichau, Assistant Professor at the Bush School of Government & Public Service, will moderate the panel, which will be followed by a brief question and answer period.
Bank of America endowed the Program on Volunteerism in an effort to educate individuals and corporations on the importance of volunteer activities in today’s modern society. Through civic responsibilities and community service, Americans strengthen our social fabric, our participatory form of government, and our free market economy. Additionally, this dedication has enabled our nation to grow as a society and as an international leader.
“It is vital for corporate America to be at the forefront of volunteerism,” said Rick Jaramillo, Houston Market Executive at Bank of America. “By sharing human and material resources, major corporations and small businesses alike are able to tackle some of the most challenging issues in our local communities to drive meaningful and lasting change.”
The nonprofit sector, through voluntary action, has a long history of providing opportunity for the disenfranchised, and the Center recognizes the sector’s important role as a mediating space where individuals work collectively to provide opportunities for all people in society. The sector’s continued growth creates more potential for nonprofits and philanthropy to influence civil society and meet the social challenges we currently face. The Center invites the public, nonprofit and philanthropy leaders, and scholars to join in this discussion and consider how organizations can provide opportunity and access to services that strengthen our communities.
This event is open to the public and will be hosted online in accordance with CDC guidelines and restrictions. Register online to attend. The Zoom link will be emailed immediately upon registration.