John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy & Civic Engagement

 

Established in honor of AUC's former president, the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement consolidates university activities aimed at encouraging engaged citizenship and service and promotes philanthropic giving in the Arab region. Combining learning, research, service and advocacy, the center works to expand the boundaries of philanthropy, moving it beyond charity toward social justice and development.

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Collections in this community

  • This collection features Arabic translations of key documents from European and North American philanthropy support organizations, produced by the Arab Foundations Forum and the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and ...
  • This collection includes issues of The Fountain newsletter from the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the American University in Cairo.

Recent Submissions

  • American University in Cairo. John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement (American University in Cairo, 2013-11-08)
    We are living through historic times in the Arab region, moments that inspire and motivate us and times of uncertainty as well. For Gerhart Center staff, we believe more than ever in the power of civic participation matched ...
  • American University in Cairo. John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-21)
    The global economic crisis caused a shift in business philosophies; new business practices built round social and environmental considerations are becoming more credible and necessary. Private sector leaders now appreciate ...
  • American University in Cairo. John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-21)
    Arab universities seeking to become more engaged with civic life beyond the campus walls now have a regional source for information and support. The Ma�an Arab University Alliance for Civic Engagement (Ma�an Alliance), ...
  • American University in Cairo. John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-21)
    At a time of immense regional challenges, universities are called upon to contribute more directly to social and economic development. On October 13 and 14, 2008, the Gerhart center, in partnership with Innovations in Civic ...
  • American University in Cairo. John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-21)
    It has been an exciting and busy time for all of us here at the Gerhart Center. We recently issued a major report on the trends in Arab philanthropy at a first-ever consultation with stakeholders. Launched on January 20th ...