The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy


Attendees at Maine Immigrant Integration event

The Sillerman Center designs, coordinates and hosts a variety of events, both here at the Heller School and beyond. Our events range from lectures and panel discussions that feature practitioners of social justice philanthropy to convenings of social justice practitioners and philanthropists to smaller briefings where grantmakers learn from subject-matter experts, from community-based leaders and from each other. We also co-sponsor and collaborate on events organized and hosted by nonprofit organizations and grantmakers across the country. If you are seeking co-sponsorship for a philanthropy-related event, please write to Linda Lee, Sillerman Center Department Coordinator.

Brandeis University Women's Soccer Team GiveBack 2023

On April 29, 2023, The Sillerman Center, in partnership with Sow Good Now, the Brandeis Women’s Soccer Team, and the Waltham Boys and Girls Club, held our third annual soccer clinic and GiveBack at Brandeis University. Through this partnership, and under the leadership of Sow Good Now, the Brandeis Women’s Soccer Team and Waltham Boys & Girls Club came back together for a day filled with soccer and giving. The 2023 grant recipient is Waltham Family School!

Soccer Scrimmage

Gifting Stolen Wealth? Toward a New Path in American Philanthropy

The Sillerman Center hosted "Gifting Stolen Wealth? Toward a New Path in American Philanthropy” on April 20th, 2023 from 5:30-6:30pm EDT. 

Dr. David Lowry, an Indigenous scholar (Lumbee Tribe), author, and Visiting Fellow at the Heller School's Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy, discussed his ongoing research related to philanthropy in the United States.