Posts by Kathy Whelpley

What was it that I missed?

Posted by Kathy Whelpley on March 26, 2014

“What was it that I missed?” A simple question with a complex answer many times. This question was posed by an experienced family foundation CEO during a recent call of our Issues Advisory Committee.  The committee—formed to make sure we stay in touch with the needs and interests of the field—was...

Listening, learning, growing

Posted by Kathy Whelpley on January 15, 2014

Dear FGN Readers: Welcome to a new year – here at the National Center for Family Philanthropy, we find ourselves energized and excited about the possibilities of the year ahead. We spent much of the past year listening and reflecting. Listening to giving families about the challenges they face, and...

Appreciation For the Myriad Approaches For Family Philanthropy

Posted by Kathy Whelpley on October 15, 2012

How do you define family philanthropy? It’s a question I’ve heard several times since joining the National Center for Family Philanthropy in May of this year, and one that has passed by my lips as well. Luckily, I only have to turn to the person who has “defined” the field of family philanthropy over...

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