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FMC Fast Chat is a series of live Zoom conversations with notables in news, media & business. Expect engaging conversations — partly driven by audience questions — that get right to the point, providing you with expert insight and advice to help you improve your life, business and community. In 30 minutes, you’re in the know. Fast Chat is hosted by Fair Media Council CEO & Executive Director Jaci Clement. Reserve your seat for upcoming live shows below. 

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FAST CHAT TOPIC: The Future of Philanthropy

As we move from the “new normal” to the “next normal,” what will happen to philanthropy and the concept of giving? There’s no one better to discuss this with than our featured guest. 

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

Prior to American Express, Tim was Executive Director of Second Stage Theatre 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 citizenship programs.  

Prior to AT&T, Tim worked as a lawyer specializing in not-for-profit corporate law.  He serves on the boards of Americans for the Arts, Mark Morris Dance Group and Second Stage Theatre.  Tim is an adjunct professor at New York University where he teaches graduate courses in arts management, and he is the lead faculty member for the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility at Johns Hopkins University. He writes a bi-weekly blog on corporate social responsibility, which can be found at and is a contributor to Forbes where he writes about the intersection of grassroots movements and philanthropy. 

Questions for Tim? Ask via the reservation form or during the live event via the Q&A box.

FAST CHAT TOPIC: A Life in Radio, Music & American History

Take a stroll through the history of radio, music and America in this chat with the iconic Cousin Brucie Morrow.

In the business for more than 50 years, Brooklyn-born Brucie is as much a part of our culture as the music he’s introduced us to — and that includes The Beatles, Motown, surf music & more.

Now calling 77WABC Radio home, this is Cousin Brucie’s second tour with the station. The first tour was in 1961. when Dion’s “Runaround Sue” was at the top of the charts. 

Questions for Brucie? Ask via the reservation form or during the live event via the Q&A box.

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