Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month we feature news about The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Ueberroth Family Foundation, The Tauck Family Foundation, W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, and The McKnight Foundation. Also included is our complete list of current NCFP Friends and Leadership Circle members.

Are you a current Friend or Leadership Circle member of the National Center and have an update or news about your foundation that you would like to share with Family Giving News readers? Please email us. Interested in learning more about Friends of the Family? Go here.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation names Peter Laugharn President and CEO, effective January 1, 2016

As President and CEO Steve Hilton of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation sets to retire toward the end of 2015, Peter Laugharn has been named as his successor effective January 1, 2016. Peter will guide the Foundation during the next stage of their work with his extensive international experience, strong academic credentials, and executive qualifications. He is a graduate of Stanford and Georgetown Universities and holds a Ph.D. in education from the University of London. Peter’s experiences in the nonprofit and foundation field include serving as director of the Fireflight Foundation and the Bernard van Leer Foundation, co-founder of the International Education Funders Group and the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS, and working 11 years in various roles at Save the Children.

Sara Slaughter selected as Executive Director of the W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation

Sara Slaughter, former director of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation’s Education program, has been selected as the new executive director of the W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation. During her tenure at the McCormick Foundation, Sara was charged with overseeing more than $50 million in grants over the last ten years and building a system of quality early education. Sara is a thought leader in early care and education, continuing to serve in various distinguished roles to advance the field. She will be replacing Tony Smith who is now serving as Illinois State Superintendent of Education.

Ueberroth Family Foundation awards $5 million to improve women’s health care at Hoag Hospital in Orange County

Philanthropists Peter and Virginia Ueberroth provide a $5 million endowment to improve women’s health care at Hoag Hospital, the first of its kind in Orange Country
 to address women’s health and wellness. Dr. Allyson Brooks, practicing OB-GYN and executive medical director of Hoag’s Women’s Health Institute, will use this award to create a new center that will focus on women’s care for not only the patients at Hoag and outlying centers, but also those women in underserved communities. The Ueberroth Family Foundation and specifically Virginia Ueberroth would like to see Orange Country at a point where every woman receives good health care and is in good health.

The McKnight Foundation names new partner of the McKnight Artist Fellowships

The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation, is partnering with The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts to provide fellowships for three choreographers and dancers based in Minnesota and one international choreographer. These fellows will receive awards of $25,000 each to allow time for study, experimentation, and exploration of the arts to further the field of dance.

Tauck Family Foundation names Mirellise Vazquez as Executive Director

The Tauck Family Foundation appointed Mirellise Vazquez, former TFF program
 officer/portfolio manager and interim executive director, as executive director of the Foundation effective May 1, 2015. During her time as interim executive director, Mirellise exhibited proactive leadership skills, a collaborative work style, and project management skills that advanced the work of the Foundation. She was also a presenter on NCFP’s February webinar on Transformation, transparency, and ongoing learning: Focusing your foundation’s approach and strategy alongside the president of the Tauck Family Foundation, Liz Tauck Walters.

 

Current list of NCFP Friends and Leadership Circle members

We offer special thanks to our Friends of the Family and Leadership Circle funders who support and sustain the work of NCFP. Our Leadership Circle recognizes a special group of our most generous supporters. Our Friends offer continuing support for our work, ensuring that future generations of donor families can access the best possible resources for sound decision-making. For more information, please contact Maureen Esposito at 202.293.3276 or at maureen@ncfp.org

Leadership Circle:

  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • RGK Foundation
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Lilly Endowment
  • Meadows Foundation
  • Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
  • Walter and Elise Haas Fund
  • Annenberg Foundation
  • An Anonymous Donor
  • S.D. Bechtel, Jr Foundation
  • John M. Belk Educational Endowment
  • C.E. and S. Foundation
  • Arie and Ida Crown Memorial
  • Dyson Foundation
  • Max. M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation
  • Flora Family Foundation
  • Frey Foundation
  • Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
  • Harman Foundation
  • Hyde Family Foundations
  • Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation
  • Mathile Family Foundation
  • McKnight Foundation
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Nord Family Foundation
  • William J. & Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation
  • Robins Foundation
  • Roy A. Hunt Foundation
  • Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation
  • Surdna Foundation
  • Triad Foundation

Friends of the Family:

  • Allen H. & Selma W. Berkman Charitable Trust
  • Allyn Foundation
  • Altec-Styslinger Foundation Inc.
  • Amanater Social Ventures
  • Anderson Valley Foundation
  • Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies
  • Ansara Family Fund
  • Apex Foundation
  • Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
  • Aslan Foundation
  • Bader Philanthropies
  • Barnes Foundation
  • Barry Foundation
  • Ben & Maytee Fisch Foundation
  • Berman Foundation
  • Bernstein Family Foundation
  • Bigglesworth Family Foundation
  • Birk Family Foundation
  • Blumenthal Foundation
  • Boone Family Foundation
  • Borgen Family Foundation
  • Brindle Foundation
  • Brinson Foundation
  • Carlson Family Foundation
  • Carol & James Collins Foundation
  • Carolyn Foundation
  • Castellano Family Foundation
  • Cemala Foundation
  • Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation
  • CL Werner Foundation
  • Colina Foundation
  • Commonweal Foundation
  • Compton Foundation
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Couch Family Foundation
  • Crevier Family Foundation
  • Cricket Island Foundation
  • CS Fund
  • Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
  • The Dakota Foundation
  • Dan and Merrie Boone Foundation
  • David and Lura Lovell Foundation
  • David B. Gold Foundation
  • Davis Family Fund
  • Deerbrook Charitable Trust
  • Delaplaine Foundation
  • Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation
  • Dorrance Family Foundation
  • Draper Family Foundation
  • Duchossois Family Foundation
  • Durfee Foundation
  • Edward John Noble Foundation
  • Ethel & W. George Kennedy Foundation
  • Ferree Foundation
  • Five Anonymous Donors
  • Fleishhacker Foundation
  • Fletcher Bay Foundation
  • Flora L. Thornton Foundation
  • Florence & Laurence Spungen Family Foundation
  • Fowler Family Foundation
  • Frances Hollis Brain Foundation
  • Francis Family Foundation
  • Frank H. and Eva B. Buck Foundation
  • Fred L. Emerson Foundation
  • Fredman Family Foundation
  • Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation
  • Frist Foundation
  • Fuller Foundation
  • J.B. Fuqua Foundation
  • Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
  • George Foundation
  • Gerald Oppenheimer Family Foundation
  • Gilhousen Family Foundation
  • Gobioff Foundation
  • John & Marcia Goldman Foundation
  • Grayce B. Kerr Foundation
  • Grousemont Foundation
  • Hackett Family Foundation
  • Hardee Family Foundation
  • Hatfield Family Foundation
  • Hattie M. Strong Foundation
  • Hawksglen Foundation
  • Hidden Leaf Foundation
  • Hoffberger Family Philanthropies
  • Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation
  • Homestead Foundation
  • Ippolito Charitable Foundation of Galveston
  • Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation
  • Irving Harris Foundation
  • Isambard Brunel Society of North America
  • Island Foundation
  • Jackson Foundation
  • Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation
  • Jacobs Family Foundation
  • James R. and Anita Horne Jenkins Family Foundation
  • Jean and Saul A. Mintz Foundation
  • Jeffrey and Rita Adler Foundation
  • Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation
  • Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds
  • Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation
  • John & Editha Kapoor Charitable Foundation
  • Katherine W. Dumke & E.R. Dumke, Jr. Foundation
  • Kay Family Foundation
  • Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund
  • Kite Foundation
  • Kohlberg Foundation
  • Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
  • Lawrence Welk Family Foundation
  • Lawson Foundation
  • Legacy Works Foundation
  • Leo & Libby Nevas Family Foundation
  • Leonetti/O'Connell Family Foundation
  • Howard and Irene Levine Family Foundation
  • Lift a Life Foundation
  • Lipscomb Family Foundation
  • Little Family Foundation
  • Louis & Anne Abrons Foundation
  • Love Meyer Family Foundation
  • Ludwick Family Foundation
  • Lumpkin Family Foundation
  • M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation
  • Madaha Fund of HRK Foundation
  • J.F. Maddox Foundation
  • Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation
  • MARK Foundation
  • Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
  • McCarthy Family Foundation
  • McKinney Family Foundation
  • McNeely Foundation
  • Medina Foundation
  • Mercy Works Foundation
  • Michael and Gillian Goodrich Foundation
  • Miller Wehrle Family Foundation
  • Morgan Family Foundation
  • Mr. David Rockefeller
  • Muirfield Foundation
  • Murad Family Foundation
  • Murphy Family Foundation
  • Nibs & Edna Allen Foundation
  • Nichols Foundation
  • Nick Simons Foundation
  • Nimick Forbesway Foundation
  • Nordblom Family Foundation
  • Overbrook Foundation
  • Owsley Brown Charitable Foundation
  • Patricia D. & William B. Smullin Foundation
  • Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation
  • Patrina Foundation
  • Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
  • Pierce Family Foundation
  • Pilot House Associates
  • Quixote Foundation
  • R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation
  • Ralph E. Ogden Foundation
  • Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation
  • Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
  • Rockdale Foundation
  • Ross Foundation
  • Roth Family Foundation
  • Roy & Patricia Disney Family Foundation
  • Russell Family Foundation
  • Ruth Mott Foundation
  • Sam & Lottie Friedland Charitable Foundation
  • Sampson Family Foundation
  • Samuel Rubin Foundation
  • Sand Hill Foundation
  • Satterberg Foundation
  • Sauer Children's Renew Foundation
  • Schooler Family Foundation
  • Self Family Foundation
  • Simms/Mann Family Foundation
  • Siragusa Foundation
  • Snave Foundation
  • Sobrato Family Foundation
  • Springs Close Foundation
  • Stifler Family Foundation
  • Stocker Foundation
  • George B. Storer Foundation
  • Stranahan Foundation
  • Stuart Foundation
  • Stuart Family Foundation
  • Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust
  • Tarsadia Foundation
  • Tauck Foundation
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • The Buck Family Foundation
  • The Celia Lipton Farris and Victor W. Farris Foundation
  • The Clowes Fund
  • The Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • The Dresher Foundation
  • The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund
  • The Fine Foundation
  • The Greehey Family Foundation
  • The Hamilton Foundation
  • The Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation
  • The Hastings Foundation
  • The Hershey Foundation
  • The Hoglund Foundation
  • The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
  • The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota
  • The Looper Foundation
  • The Miller Wehrle Family Foundation
  • The Moniker Foundation
  • The Mortimer Levitt Foundation
  • The Orfalea Foundation
  • The Peck Foundation
  • The Robert G. Cabell III and Maude Morgan Cabell Foundation
  • The Seaver Institute
  • The Tow Foundation
  • The Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation
  • Three Swallows Foundation
  • Tracy Family Foundation
  • Mike and Mary Terry Family Foundation
  • TriMix Foundation
  • Ueberroth Family Foundation
  • Volgenau Foundation
  • W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation
  • W. James Samford, Jr. Foundation
  • W. O’Neil Foundation
  • Walker Foundation
  • Walter S. Johnson Foundation
  • Wardle Foundation
  • Weaver Foundation
  • Weissberg Foundation
  • Weller Family Foundation
  • Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation
  • WHH Foundation
  • William Bingham Foundation
  • William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
  • William and Charlene Glikbarg Foundation
  • William G. McGowan Charitable Fund
  • Williams Family Foundation of Georgia
  • Woodard Family Foundation
  • Wyncote Foundation
  • Yoreinu Foundation
  • Zarrow Families Foundation
  • Ziegler Family Foundation