Live & Online Feb. 9: Future of Philanthropy Impacts Small Businesses & Nonprofits

They made Small Business Saturday a thing. Now the American Express Foundation is developing new and innovative ways to support the small businesses that dot Main Streets in addition to enhancing its support for nonprofit organizations. Discover the latest by joining us for this exclusive conversation.

Reserve your free seat now for FMC Fast Chat LIVE, a webinar where your questions help drive the conversation, featuring American Express Foundation President Timothy J. McClimon discussing the future of philanthropy with Fair Media Council CEO and Executive Director Jaci Clement. It happens Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. via Zoom. The live program will run about 30 minutes; the recorded version of the event is turned into the FMC Fast Chat podcast, available everywhere you like to listen to podcasts, including Apple, Google Podcasts, Amazon, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio and the C-Suite Radio Network.


Timothy J. McClimon is President of the American Express Foundation and Senior Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express Company. he directs all of the American Express Company’s global social responsibility, philanthropy, and employee engagement programs. 

Prior to joining American Express, McClimon was Executive Director of Second Stage Theatre where he led one of the largest not-for-profit theaters in New York City. He also served as the Executive Director of the AT&T Foundation where he directed AT&T’s global philanthropy and corporate citizenship programs.

A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. McClimon joined AT&T from the New York law firm of Webster & Sheffield where he was a lawyer specializing in not-for-profit corporate law. He currently serves on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations, and is an adjunct professor at New York University.


“Be in the know in 30 minutes” is what FMC Fast Chat is all about, as it seeks to provide meaningful conversations with leaders in news, media and business on deserving topics that are often overlooked due to the nature of news today. Past guests have included CNN Managing Editor of Opinion Richard Galant, Vaynermedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk, U.S. Presidential Scholar Douglas Brinkley, and Ben Smith, media columnist for The New York Times.

Upcoming FMC Fast Chat LIVE events include:

Feb. 16 – Inside Deep Fakes with computer scientist and Pinscreen CEO Hao Li, reputedly the best deep fake artist in the world.

April 13 – What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur Today with Entrepreneur Magazine Editor-in-Chief Jason Feifer.

More FMC Fast Chat events are continuously added to the calendar. Find out more here.

To be considered for a guest spot on FMC Fast Chat, please email


The Fair Media Council advocates for quality news and works to create a media-savvy society. A 501c3 nonprofit organization, businesses and nonprofits may become members of FMC, which provides tools to help organizations build capacity by developing media relations skills that focus on real-time best practices in today’s challenging media landscape. Additionally, FMC offers online directories to enhance the digital marketing efforts of its members, including portals for newsletters, podcasts and books. It also maintains a Source Book for news media to find experts to interview and for podcasters to find guests. Find out more here.

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