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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2009 — Schwab Charitable, one of the nation's largest and fastest growing donor advised funds, today announced its second annual Schwab Charitable Philanthropy Speaker Series to be hosted in partnership with UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership.

The Series brings together leaders from the philanthropic community with Haas students and alumni to tackle cutting-edge issues in the world of philanthropy and explore best practices for social impact.

The Speaker Series will launch September 15th with Jane Wales, founder of the Global Philanthropy Forum, a group of more than 750 social investors committed to international causes throughout the world. The event will run from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room at the Haas School of Business. Tickets will be available for $15 for members of the public, $10 for Haas alumni, and free for students. To register please visit:

Please RSVP by September 14th, by 5 pm. The Series will include a total of seven events this year, including a discussion of microfinance with representatives from the Grameen Foundation; a panel on the Promise of Philanthropic Prizes to Drive Innovation; a Women in Philanthropy luncheon with leading, female strategic philanthropists; and an Investment Advisors Philanthropy Practice Panel featuring a dialogue with local investment advisors.

The series aligns Schwab Charitable's strategic philanthropy with the Haas School of Business' innovation in business and society. Attendees are expected to include members of the philanthropic community interested in dialogue and exchange, leading toward greater social impact.

About Schwab Charitable
Created as a national donor-advised fund with a mission to increase charitable giving nationwide, Schwab Charitable has raised over $3.75 billion and has facilitated more than $1.5 billion in grants to charity since inception. For more information about Schwab Charitable or the Schwab Charitable Microfinance Guarantee Program, visit .

About the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership
The Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership prepares next-generation leaders with the practical business skills to found, lead, manage and govern in the social sector, creatively innovate and collaborate across sectors, and create winning solutions that produce social impact. For more information about the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, visit