Philanthropy Innovation Summit

Philanthropy Innovation Summit 2025

Please plan to join us for the Philanthropy Innovation Summit on Wednesday, March 5, 2025 for a day of learning, connection, and community.

The Philanthropy Innovation Summit is a signature event of Stanford PACS, designed exclusively for individual and family philanthropists. Each Summit is an exceptional opportunity to explore new strategies and approaches to giving, connect and reconnect with peers from around the world, and become equipped with tools, resources, and actions necessary to create meaningful social change. The Summit is by invitation-only, gathering philanthropists (exclusively principals) to learn and connect in a non-solicitation environment.

The 2023 Summit featured insights from leaders in philanthropy, academia, and social impact including José Andrés, Andrew Huberman, Van Jones, Edward Norton, Michael Pollan, Regan Pritzker, Jeff Raikes, Lauren Sánchez, Sheryl Sandberg, Liz Simons, Jonathan Soros, Darren Walker, Robb Willer, and many more. Through plenary conversations and more intimate salon discussions, we explored ideas and opportunities for addressing some of today’s most enduring and existential challenges, including climate change, gender and racial injustice, economic inequality, political animosity, and other far-reaching issues that are impeding social progress and human flourishing worldwide.

The 2023 Summit provided nearly 300 attendees with actionable knowledge and tangible resources to support a strong civil society and philanthropic sector rooted in the ethical and effective use of our collective will and resources.

The Stanford PACS Philanthropy Innovation Summit on March 1, 2023 at Stanford University. Photography by: Christine Baker