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.
PANEL: Re-Inventing Institutions and Re-Generation
PRELUDE Festival 2023 - Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at CUNY
On October 12, 2023, Jayme Koszyn gave her talk “Cartesian Apples, Major League Baseball and the American Theater” on a panel featuring art-maker and Harvard professor David Levine, playwright Anne Washburn, arts leader Rob Fields, and theater historian Hilary Miller at the Martin E. Segal Theatre's annual PRELUDE Festival. The evening’s presentations focused on the performance landscape as it experiences a seeming collapse of the subscription system, a loss of audiences, and the closure of spaces and festivals - and posed solutions and re-inventions.
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 Webosium Series 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 further future. Our leading writers and cultural thinkers come from a range of backgrounds including philosophy, history, psychology, economics, the arts and sciences.
Launched in June of 2020, the series has focused on the philosophy of the internet with writer and internet scholar Doug Rushkoff; leadership and its contents (and discontents) with Dennis Parker, Executive Director, National Center for Law and Economic Justice, Abiodun Williams, Director, Tufts University, The Institute for Global Leadership, among others, and moderated by Crain’s Publisher Fred Gabriel; navigating public funding in the Covid era with Suri Kasirer; creative artists and the pandemic with 2020 MacArthur Fellow “genius” Grant awardee Ralph Lemon and BAM Executive Producer Emeritus Joseph V. Melillo; and a program on “fundraising and human nature” with Koszyn & Company Principal and Founder Jayme Koszyn.
Non-Profit Boards of Directors: Dynamics, Diversity, and Dilemmas
As we rebuild society during these strange liminal days of moving out of the pandemic, Koszyn & Company’s Moral Meaning of the Pandemic series shifts focus to pragmatics: how to get the job done, and done superbly, in this next human era. The first three-part program of the Practicum focuses on Boards of Directors, the vital organs of any company. Courageously addressing all manners of topics related to Boards, we will discuss everything from researching, identifying, vetting, cultivating, empaneling, orienting, to high-level discussions of the joys and challenges of developing the dynamics within Boards and between Boards and executive staffs.
Women on Boards
Participants: Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur and Founder, Cisneros-Fontanals Arts Foundation; Sandra Hauser, Chair, The National Center for Law and Economic Justice; Felice Axelrod, Special Projects, Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Moderator: Jayme Koszyn, Founder and Principal, Koszyn & Company.
A Conversation with Artist Ralph Lemon and BAM Executive Producer Emeritus Joseph Melillo
Participants: Joseph V. Melillo, Director Emeritus Producer Emeritus; Ralph Lemon, Artist and 2020 MacArthur Fellow.
The Transformations of Leadership
Moderator: Fred Gabriel, Publisher and Executive Editor, Crain's New York Business. Participants: 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.