Democratizing and Diversifying Philanthropy Through the Power of Collective Giving

June 29th,2023 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Sara Lomelin, B.A.

Democratizing and Diversifying Philanthropy Through the Power of Collective Giving

Collective giving is an amazing way to democratize and diversify philanthropy! Sara Lomelin, CEO of Philanthropy Together, is working with individuals, philanthropy institutions, researchers, and communities around the world to grow a global movement of collective giving. The beauty of this model lies in the diverse and representative voices that are shifting the conversation around who is considered a philanthropist. Together, we are laying the philanthropic groundwork for systemic change. Join us to hear from Sara Lomelin as she explains why collective giving is important and how it can benefit communities, and then shows attendees how to take action.


This program is held in partnership with the Erie Community Foundation.


Location: Jefferson Educational Society - 3207 State Street, Erie, PA 16508

Date/Time: Thursday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE

Parking: lot behind building, State Street, 33rd Street, 32nd Street, French Street

Sara Lomelin, B.A.

Sara Lomelin is a connector of people and ideas, a relationship builder and a firm believer that everyone can be a philanthropist. A self-proclaimed philanthropy disruptor, Sara has traveled the world speaking about the power of collective giving at high-profile conferences and events, including TED 2022 where she delivered her talk, "Your Invitation to Disrupt Philanthropy." As founding CEO of Philanthropy Together, Sara is growing a movement of people-powered philanthropy to resource grassroots nonprofits, shift power dynamics and promote widespread philanthropy.

Prior to Philanthropy Together, Sara served as Senior Director of Leadership Philanthropy at Opportunity Fund, now Accion Opportunity Fund, the largest nonprofit small business lender in the US. Previously at the Latino Community Foundation, Sara served as VP of Philanthropy for eight years and created the Latino Giving Circle Network™—the largest network of Latinx philanthropists in the US with 22 circles and 500 members.
She currently serves on the National Council of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the Board of Directors of GivingTuesday and Battery Powered.