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WHAT: A panel discussion on “Philanthropy and Competition.” The panel participants will engage in a thoughtful conversation about the ways that donors and nonprofit organizations navigate questions of collaboration, competition, and charitable decision-making, particularly in a difficult economic climate.

WHO: Martin Buinicki, Friedrich Professor of American Literature at Valparaiso University, will host a panel discussion bringing key members of the University and Porter County community together. The event features the Porter County Community Foundation in conjunction with Indiana Humanities “Spirit of Competition” traveling exhibit.

Featured panelists include Aaron Preston, chair of the Department of Philosophy at Valparaiso University; Lee Lane, attorney, chair of the Board of Directors at Opportunity Enterprises; Caroline Shook, executive director of Housing Opportunities; and Jeni Elkins, director of Discoveries Unlimited.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4–5 p.m.

WHERE: Duesenberg Recital Hall, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts

CONTACT: R.S.V.P. by Jan. 24 to Porter County Community Foundation at kkilander@portercountyfoundation.org or 219.465.0294