Credit Suisse to Host Philanthropy Campus with the NYU-SCPS George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising

The Bank's Ultra-high Net Worth Clients From Across the World to be Schooled in a Wide Range of Topics Related to Philanthropic Planning


NEW YORK, August 23, 2012 - Credit Suisse will hold its second annual Philanthropy Campus, a global program developed in collaboration with the George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS Heyman Center), on September 5-7. The program will take place on the NYU campus.

Comprised of a series of classroom sessions tailored specifically for its ultra-high net worth clients, the Credit Suisse Philanthropy Campus is designed to equip the Bank's clients from around the world with the knowledge and the tools necessary to advance an existing philanthropic endeavor or to launch a new one. The curriculum will address the most pressing issues facing today's philanthropists, including ethical behavior, technological challenges, accountability, and changing regulations that affect traditional giving as well as social investing.

"At Credit Suisse, we understand that the most lasting changes often begin with the actions of a single individual or a family, which is why we constantly work with our partners to develop new ways to help our clients achieve their philanthropic goals. We are honored to, once again, collaborate with the NYU-SCPS Heyman Center on this unique educational program," said Bill Woodson, co-head of Credit Suisse Private Banking Americas ultra-high net worth business.

"Philanthropy is critical to the way civil society functions in the United States," said Naomi Levine, founder and executive director of the NYU-SCPS George H. Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising. "As the need for nongovernmental support increases, it is gratifying to see Credit Suisse assume responsibility for informing its clients on how to maximize the impact of their generosity."

An impressive roster of speakers and session leaders will include: actor Alec Baldwin, who will deliver the keynote address; John Sexton, president of New York University; Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of Acumen Fund; Jonathan Tisch, Chairman of Loews Hotels, co-chairman of the Board of Loews Corporation, and a co-owner of the New York Giants; Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy; and NYU-SCPS faculty members and philanthropic experts.

To complement its comprehensive agenda, the Philanthropy Campus will feature private visits to world-renowned nonprofit institutions in New York, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

"We believe that the existence of a sound and stable social environment is fundamental to providing opportunity to people around the world," said Anthony DeChellis, CEO of Credit Suisse Private Banking Americas. "This is one reason we have a longstanding commitment to social responsibility."

Please click on the following link to view a short video about the program, Philanthropy Campus Movie.

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About the George H. Heyman, Jr., Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising 
The NYU-SCPS George H. Heyman, Jr., Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising (, the nation's preeminent educator of fundraisers and grantmakers, offers professional graduate and noncredit programs to help students gain a solid foundation in the field while building their own fundraising philosophy and framework through advanced study of the history and theory of the industry. Since its inception in 1999, the Heyman Center has educated more than 3,000 practitioners, executives, and volunteers from hundreds of nonprofits, corporations, and foundations. Students learn from faculty members of nationally recognized experts, in courses that allow them to question, explore, and hone their skills.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

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