Forbes’ 11th Annual Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy Focuses on Contrarian Thinking: Unconventional Solutions at Scale

2023 Summit participants include Matt Damon, Adam Silver, Stephen Ross, Sheila Johnson, Steve Forbes, Wick Grousbeck, Laurie Tisch, and more

Jim Simmons and Marilyn Simmons receive Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Philanthropy

Dikembe Mutombo receives Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award as social entrepreneur

New York – September 22, 2023 – The 11th annual Forbes 400 Philanthropy Summit, held yesterday in New York City, brought together more than 100 of the world’s leading philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, and business leaders to focus on giving more effectively and with more urgency. An important dialogue was held.

This year’s gathering focused on the theme of “Contrarian Thinking: Unconventional Solutions at Scale,” a concept praised and endorsed by Forbes magazine. This invitation-only event leverages their resources, experience, and results-driven mindset to present practical and innovative ideas from some of the world’s most philanthropic leaders to drive systemic change around the world. We provide a platform for sharing solutions.

“Since 2012, we have brought together the world’s most successful people and greatest problem solvers in private spaces to increase the impact of philanthropy, foster collaboration, and solve the world’s toughest problems. has shared lessons and models for starting conversations about entrepreneurial tactics. Randall Lane Chief Content Officer at Forbes and founder of the Forbes Philanthropy Summit. “The time has come to create impactful ideas and long-term solutions. That’s why we’re hosting this event. We’re bringing together the world’s most successful people and asking them not to wait for the future, but to create big… To ask you to use your brain and your heart to solve these big problems today.”

matt damon and Gary White, co-founder of Water.org and WaterEquity, and past recipient of the Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship, kicked off the summit by highlighting the key to solving many of the world’s most pressing global challenges: affordable housing. You mentioned capital. Matt and Gary talked about how 30 years of impactful solutions in 18 countries could provide a replicable roadmap for all of us.

The summit will also feature panel discussions and fireside chats centered around solving the world’s toughest problems, and how the group will inspire each other and work together to solve these challenges faster. Discussions included how parents and grandparents should hand over the reins to society. and next-generation efforts to sustain sustainable, long-term philanthropic models that deliver maximum impact.Including summit participants sheila johnsonFounder and CEO of Salamander Collection. Wick Grousbeck Owner and CEO of the Boston Celtics. stephen ross Chairman of an affiliated company; lorry table, Founder and Chairman of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. more.

adam silverNBA Commissioner, recipient of Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship Dikembe Mutomborepresentative of. Mr. Dikembe is praised for all his efforts to contribute to society, both as an Ambassador and as Chairman and Director of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, which aims to improve the health, education and quality of life of the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I did.

Previous recipients of the Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship are: Muhammad Yunus (2013), Wendy Kopp (2014), Paul Farmer (2015), Jacqueline Novogratz (2016), matt damon & gary white (2017), Alice Waters (2018), Dr. Jane Goodall (2019) and President Volodymyr Zelensky (2022).

jim simmons and his wife marilyn hollis simmons The co-founder and co-chair of the Simons Foundation spoke. steve forbes He received the Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Philanthropy for his work advancing new frontiers in mathematics and basic science research through a dual approach of grants and in-house research.

Previous recipients of the Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Philanthropy are: warren buffett (2013), chuck feeney (2014), bill gates and melinda gates (2015), ted turner (2016), it is wide (2017), david rockefeller (2018), paul allen (2019), Sandy and Joan Weil (2022).

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