About

The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service turns students and practitioners into changemakers who transform local and global communities.

Today's nonprofits are being called upon to make sustainable impact on complex social issues that span systems and sectors. Through innovation and engagement with diverse communities, the RGK Center equips nonprofit leaders with education and skills to answer that call.

Our research addresses pressing issues in philanthropy, nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship, and global civil society. We train students through our university-wide graduate program in nonprofit studies and we engage the world of practice through executive education programs tailored to the needs of seasoned professionals in the field. As you explore the RGK Center, you will see that our collective work, ranging from our graduate courses offerings to our international exchange programs to our new books and publications, is all focused on helping the nonprofit leaders of today and tomorrow make informed and innovative contributions to the public good.

The RGK Center was founded in January 2000 with an initial $5 million grant from the RGK Foundation. The 'RGK' in our name refers to Mrs. Ronya and Dr. George Kozmetsky, founders of the RGK Foundation.