Thursday, March 23, 2017
A vital component of Philanthropy Week is the Phanstiel Lecture. Each year, it features a speaker whose story and personal commitment to serving others elevate the conversation of philanthropy campuswide.
This year’s lecture features one of our Orange Circle Award recipients, award-winning journalist and television news anchor Carrie Lazarus ’80. A supporter of many community organizations, she will describe her newest passion, the Carrie Lazarus Fund for Extraordinary Talent. This foundation helps student performers in Central New York afford music lessons, instruments, and other opportunities, enabling young musicians, singers, dancers, and other artists to pursue their passions and realize their potential.
In her talk, Lazarus will discuss the unexpected benefits of philanthropy to those who give back—and will share the story of the young dancer who inspired her to establish the fund.