Former President Bill Clinton will discuss "The Business of Giving in the 21st Century" from the 92nd Street Y in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 28. The Wood River Community YMCA will broadcast Clinton's discussion with The Economist's Matthew Bishop at 6 p.m. in the Y's Community Room.
This is the first of a series of conversations focused on the themes of Bishop's new book, "Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World." Bishop and Clinton will discuss the Clinton Global Initiative and the role that philanthropy plays in addressing the world's pressing challenges.
An example of a philanthrocapitalist is Bill Gates, the world's richest man, who has promised his entire fortune to finding cures for diseases that kill millions of children in the poorest countries in the world.
Speaking about "Philanthrocapitalism," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called it "the definitive guide to a new generation of philanthropists who understand innovation and risk-taking, and who will play a crucial part in solving the biggest problems facing the world."
Attendees may present questions beforehand online to be answered that night, or at the event.
The cost is $5 for YMCA members and $8 for non-members. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.