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  • Live Stream | Women in Philanthropy: From Isabella Graham to Isabella Stewart Gardner

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Add to Calendar 04/15/2020 5:30 PM 04/15/2020 6:30 PM America/New_York Live Stream | Women in Philanthropy: From Isabella Graham to Isabella Stewart Gardner

    Amanda Moniz, David M. Rubenstein Curator of Philanthropy in the Division of Work and Industry at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

    This lecture will be live-streamed.

    Free and open to the public | Registration required

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    Lecture Description

    Many Americans are familiar with the names, if not the stories, of the women who have created some of the country’s leading cultural institutions since the rise of large-scale philanthropy. Long before that era, women of diverse backgrounds exercised power through giving for a range of causes. Dr. Amanda B. Moniz traces the history of women in philanthropy in the United States from early national era’s Isabella Graham to the Gilded Age’s Isabella Stewart Gardner.

    About Amanda B. Moniz

    Amanda B. Moniz is the David M. Rubenstein Curator of Philanthropy at the Smithsonian
    Institution National Museum of American History. Her first book, From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism, was awarded the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action’s inaugural Peter Dobkin Hall History of Philanthropy Book Prize. She is currently writing a biography of Isabella Graham (1742-1814), the immigrant widow who transformed philanthropy in early national New York City.

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    Amanda Moniz, David M. Rubenstein Curator of Philanthropy in the Division of Work and Industry at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

    This lecture will be live-streamed.

    Free and open to the public | Registration required

    Register now

    Lecture Description

    Many Americans are familiar with the names, if not the stories, of the women who have created some of the country’s leading cultural institutions since the rise of large-scale philanthropy. Long before that era, women of diverse backgrounds exercised power through giving for a range of causes. Dr. Amanda B. Moniz traces the history of women in philanthropy in the United States from early national era’s Isabella Graham to the Gilded Age’s Isabella Stewart Gardner.

    About Amanda B. Moniz

    Amanda B. Moniz is the David M. Rubenstein Curator of Philanthropy at the Smithsonian
    Institution National Museum of American History. Her first book, From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism, was awarded the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action’s inaugural Peter Dobkin Hall History of Philanthropy Book Prize. She is currently writing a biography of Isabella Graham (1742-1814), the immigrant widow who transformed philanthropy in early national New York City.