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Town & Country

April 22, 2015 10:30 ET

Connie Britton, Katie Couric, Sutton Foster, and More Join Town & Country Editor in Chief Jay Fielden for Second Annual Philanthropy Summit on May 7

#LoveToGive Campaign Broadens the Conversation on Social Media

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2015) - Town & Country will hold its second annual Philanthropy Summit at the New-York Historical Society on Thursday, May 7, with a dynamic group of visionaries who are redefining philanthropy and launching a new era of innovation. Participants, including keynote speaker Katie Couric, Connie Britton, Sutton Foster, Girls Who Code's Reshma Saujani, Echoing Green's Cheryl Dorsey, Enough Project co-founder and human rights activist John Prendergast, and other passionate activists, entrepreneurs, and officials, will engage in thought-provoking discussions on topics ranging from education and technology, to global health, and women's and girls' empowerment.

To further the conversation and spread the word on the importance of giving, Town & Country launched the #LoveToGive campaign, encouraging individuals to share why they #LoveToGive and raise awareness of the causes they support. Town & Country will be posting and asking others to post on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook about what drives them to donate or volunteer their time, tagging their favorite charitable organizations, and nominating others to participate. Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael Kors, Bobbi Brown, Katie Couric, Laura Mercier, Lauren Bush Lauren and more have shared why they #LoveToGive in support of the campaign. 

"Philanthropy is at the core of Town & Country's DNA, and the tradition of giving is stronger than ever, with technology making it easier to connect and change lives," said Editor in Chief Jay Fielden. "The Summit brings together entrepreneurs, thinkers and entertainers united by their social conscience and commitment to innovation."

"Modern philanthropy is defined by inventive ideas and models for giving that have real impact," said Jennifer Levene Bruno, publisher, chief revenue officer, Town & Country. "Charitable donations are at an all-time high, and we're honored to provide a platform for conversation and a forum to educate individuals and companies who want to learn more about giving."

The Summit will explore ways to maximize philanthropy's momentum, focusing on key trends, insights and case studies. Lunch will be inspired by Chef Marcus Samuelsson, chef/restaurateur and owner of Red Rooster and Streetbird Rotisserie, co-founder of Harlem EatUp! and supporter of Citymeals-on-Wheels

Expected participants throughout the day to include:

The Philanthropy Summit is sponsored by Fidelity Charitable®, Forevermark, Bally, 1 Hotels, City of Hope, PBS and Moroccanoil.

"Sharing ideas, experiences and knowledge is a powerful way to make philanthropy even more effective," said Amy Danforth, president of Fidelity Charitable®. "We are proud to support the Philanthropy Summit in bringing together visionary leaders who are working to solve some of today's toughest challenges."

For more information and the full list of participants, please visit www.townandcountrymag.com/philanthropy.

The Summit coincides with Town & Country's May Philanthropy issue, which spotlights the top 50 political leaders, industry game-changers, tech titans, entertainers and trailblazers who are shifting the philanthropic paradigm, and whose work and bold ideas are changing the world. On newsstands April 14, the issue features an interview with former President Bill Clinton, who appears on the cover, highlighting the Clinton Foundation's work in Haiti; stories on passionately committed performers including Jennifer Garner and John Legend, who shine a light on heroes from their respective causes; and a conversation with Salma Hayek on empowering women worldwide through Chime for Change.

About Town & Country
Town & Country (www.townandcountrymag.com) has chronicled American life since 1846, always putting an emphasis on people of style and accomplishment who give something back to the world, whether in service, philanthropy or creative endeavor. Combining the highest level of reporting with the very best photography, Town & Country is an acute observer of the broader social landscape, documenting notable weddings and parties, chronicling the pastimes and passions of leading figures and families everywhere, and casting an anthropological eye on the lives of the rich and powerful. The magazine is a trusted source of privileged information, taste and unpretentious fun -- in short, an irreplaceable guide to the very best that the world has to offer. Town & Country Weddings, established in 2003, and the newly revived Town & Country Travel, are published biannually. Town & Country is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation, one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. With 21 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation (AAM 2H 2014), reaching nearly 81 million readers in print (Fall 2014 MRI gfk) and nearly 44 million site visitors each month (comScore). Follow Town & Country on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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