Listen to the David Rockefeller Fund’s Executive Director Lukas Haynes in conversation with Ellie Newman, host of That Got Me Thinking podcast, during a live radio KDPI interview in Sun Valley, Idaho. In the interview, Lukas talks about David Rockefeller’s philanthropic giving and the values and program priorities of Rockefeller’s 5th generation family foundation.
In addition to discussing under-invested strategies for promoting bipartisan solutions to climate change and U.S. criminal justice reform, Lukas discussed the foundation board’s values and approach to putting those impacted by problems at the center of their outreach and strategy.
He also talks about the growing power of collective giving organizations, such as the Wood River Women’s Foundation, which he was visiting Sun Valley to address. You’ll hear about the inter-generational board’s emphasis on “gratitude” in balancing the “opportunity” for next generation philanthropy with what can sometimes feel like “obligation”. After listening, consider sharing with your trustees or board peers so that it may inform your own strategies or board retreats.
Lukas Haynes is the David Rockefeller Fund’s Executive Director and a Director of Protect Our Winters, a non-profit environmental organization.