Sylvia Brown

Following her BS and MA degrees at the University of Pennsylvania, Sylvia pursued a career in international development, from Wall Street to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, before launching Uplifting Journeys, boot camps for smarter donors that teach the principles of “giving with impact” through workshops and curated volunteer experiences in locations around the world. She recently published “Grappling With Legacy – Rhode Island’s Brown Family and the American Philanthropic Impulse” about the history of American charitable giving, told through the 300-year story of one family. Today, Sylvia is focusing on developing an online version of her course and making “smart giving” accessible to all donors.