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GWSB Launches Sports Philanthropy Certificate Program

Registration is open for GWSB’s new “Certificate in Sports Philanthropy” program –the first-ever academic program in the sports philanthropy field. The inaugural course will run from May to September 2013.

The program is geared toward people who work for professional sports teams, leagues, athletic foundations and sports-related companies and are interested in seguing into sports philanthropy.

“More and more organizations are realizing the power of sport to assist in positive social development related to health, education and conflict resolution, as well as economic development,” said Lisa Delpy Neirotti, associate professor and director of GWSB’s sport management programs.

Lisa Delpy Neirotti

Lisa Delpy Neirotti

Delpy Neirotti said the new certificate program “aims to add value to those working in this area by increasing their breath of knowledge.”

The course will cover such topics as corporate social responsibility and the use of sports by nonprofit organizations to advance social good.  It will include four, online courses taught by industry experts and a two-day, in-person residency.

This year’s residency will be hosted in Philadelphia by the Eagles Youth Partnership, a charity funded primarily by the Philadelphia Eagles professional football team that provides education and health-related services to over 50,000 low-income children in the greater Philadelphia region annually.

“It was important to offer a residency where students can not only learn from organizations such as the Eagles Youth Partnership but network and share ideas,” said Alisha Greenberg, the program’s manager.

For more on the sports philanthropy certificate program, go here.


Posted by gwsb on January 29, 2013 | Filed under: GWSB News.

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