Koszyn & Company participates in the ongoing development of philanthropy discussions within our community and around the world. We seek opportunities to participate or produce events each year that help educate and deepen the discussion of various aspects of philanthropic giving. Koszyn & Company participates in events that focus on the areas of philanthropy, service, and education.
The Moral Meaning of the Pandemic: A Discussion about Ethics, Relationships, Race, Class, and Money
Koszyn & Company Web Series
The Moral Meaning of the Pandemic brings together public thinkers and a wide range of participants to discuss the deep meanings of the effect that the pandemic is having on daily life—in the short term and in the future.
Our leading writers and cultural thinkers come from a range of backgrounds including philosophy, history, psychology, economics, the arts and sciences.
Session 5: A Conversation with Artist Ralph Lemon and BAM Executive Producer Emeritus Joseph Melillo
Session 4: A Conversation about Public and Private Fundraising During the Pandemic
Session 3: The Transformations of Leadership
October 14, 2020 | 12:00 pm ET
The fourth session of the Moral Meaning of the Pandemic will feature two leaders in the non-profit world: Suri Kasirer and Jayme Koszyn. Both native and life-long New Yorkers, Ms. Kasirer and Ms. Koszyn will take a practical approach to this session: how to navigate the pandemic in both public and private fundraising, and ensure your institutional future.
In this session on December 10th, Ms. Kasirer and Ms. Koszyn share their experience in their respective worlds—the public and private sectors—and how to maximize fundraising, government lobbying, as well as expand the web of support for your work.
The fifth session of the Moral Meaning of the Pandemic will feature two formidable artistic leaders: 2020 MacArthur Fellow “genius” Grant awardee Ralph Lemon and BAM Executive Producer Emeritus Joseph V. Melillo. Join us for a bracing, inquisitive discussion about the meaning and nature of art and art-making in the pandemic world.
Session 2: Fundraising and Human Nature
August 4, 2020 | 12:00 pm ET
The Bicycles NY Project
Fundacion Aceves Navarro
Following the first showing in Mexico City, Foundation Co-Founder and Artist Aceves Navarro premiered The Bicycles artwork through the heart of Manhattan and over the Brooklyn Bridge. The eye-catching sculptures were designed to inspire healthy living and to drive the need for all to “pedal together” for a better world. Koszyn & Company was proud to serve as this project’s fundraising counsel and make this extraordinary public art project possible.
YoungArts New York
Winners Master Classes and Performances
In an effort to offer the YoungArts experience to a greater number of deserving young artists in the visual, literary and performing arts, all YoungArts winners from the Greater New York City area were invited to participate in a four-day master class and performance immersion. Sixty students had the opportunity to work with Master Teachers in their respective fields. In addition to in-depth master class experience, students participated in opportunities that focused on three types of performance: structured choreography and staging with Mikhail Baryshnikov; structured improvisatory performance with Bill T. Jones and Jerome Begin; and improvisatory performance with Ralph Lemon.The four-day event kicked off with a keynote speech from Kate D. Levin, Commissioner, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, at Affirmation Arts in Manhattan.
Jayme Koszyn lectured on Philanthropy
Fudan University in Shanghai
With a long history of encouraging dialogue on philanthropy, best practices and giving trends across the United States, Ms. Koszyn continued the discussion with students and community leaders at the prestigious Fudan University’s School of International Relations and Public Affairs in Shanghai for a lecture on Philanthropy and the Charity Environment in the United States.
Jayme Koszyn presented Women and Philanthropy: How and Why Women Give
Princeton Women’s Network
Ms. Koszyn led a conversation with almost thirty Princeton graduates who have gone on to hold various development and fundraising positions throughout the New York City area. The Princeton Women’s Network event, featuring Jayme Koszyn, President of Koszyn & Company, covered the well-timed topic of Women and Philanthropy: How and Why Women Give.
Fred Gabriel, Publisher and Executive Editor, Crain's New York Business
Karen Brooks Hopkins, President Emerita, Brooklyn Academy of Music
Dennis Parker, Executive Director, National Center of Law and Economic Justice
Abiodun Williams, Director, Tufts University Institute for Global Leadership
Jayme Koszyn, Founder and Principal, Koszyn & Company
This second session in the Moral Meaning of the Pandemic series attacks the “money” part of our program—namely, asking for it. Koszyn & Company’s team has raised hundreds and millions of dollars for its U.S. and international clients, which are wide-ranging across many non-profit and NGO sectors. Is there a trick to the trade? Join Principal Jayme Koszyn to learn about the key underlying factors for successful fundraising—focusing on the psychology and human elements of raising money. During a period in history when moral questions are being raised about tapping donors who themselves may be having tough times—or competing widely with many other organizations for new institutional dollars—this session is especially timely.
Named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT, Douglas Rushkoff is an author and documentarian. He is a research fellow of the Institute for the Future, and founder of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at CUNY/Queens, where he is a Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics. His books include Media Virus!: Hidden Agendas in Popular Culture, Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, and his most recently released book, Team Human.
Session 1: A Conversation with Douglas Rushkoff
June 9, 2020 | 5:30 ET