Posts tagged to 'Family stories'
by Linda Taaffe
on June 11, 2018
Considered an icon in the philanthropy world, Susan Packard Orr frequently is the person nonprofits look to for inspiration and advice. For more than three decades, the Stanford resident has provided nonprofits around the world with support services and software she developed. She's probably better known, however, for steering her family's foundation, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, for the past 22 years.
by Lukas Haynes
on May 24, 2018
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.
by The Index-Journal
on May 7, 2018
The Self Family Foundation has been a part of Greenwood for 75 years, and its work is interwoven into the fabric of the community. “Greenwood is a much different place today because of the investments of the foundation,” said Frank Wideman III, president and CEO of the private family foundation.
by Yuval Lion
on May 4, 2018
Suddenly, I was thinking more about the meaning of money, responsibility, privilege, and the possible consequences of inherited wealth. That led me to question my parents’ legacy – how would their wealth impact future generations of our family?
In 2011, Hunter Lewis, co-founder of global investment firm Cambridge Associates, was interested in purchasing land untouched by chemical herbicides and pesticides to use for an organic farming operation. Lewis found his oasis in the Black Belt of Alabama, which is named after its fertile black soil.
by Andrew Hapke
on April 5, 2018
In a country where wealth is increasingly concentrated and the role of the government as a redistributive force is debated constantly, can we be an example of how individuals and families can redistribute their wealth in their own way?
by Elaine Gast Fawcett
on March 26, 2018
When Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez discovered gas and oil on their ranch on the border of Mexico and Texas, they became multimillionaires overnight. However their values didn’t change.
by Rachel Ogorek
on February 12, 2018
NCFP’s 2015 Trends study found that more than 90% of respondents cited the “impact of their giving” as a top motivation for participation in family philanthropy. Clearly, funders want to know that the resources they provide are addressing the issues they support. However, accurately assessing the impact of your philanthropic capital can be difficult.
by Elaine Gast Fawcett
on January 23, 2018
How do family foundations keep the focus on family in their philanthropy? In a January webinar, three family foundation colleagues from multiple generations joined NCFP’s president Ginny Esposito to talk about families large and small, and the shared values that hold them together over time.
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by Mark C. Callaway
on November 14, 2017
"As a father and a trustee, it is important to me that I understand the millennial perspective. I spend a lot of time following the latest research on millennial beliefs and behaviors because I want to understand how specifically those beliefs impact their philanthropy, investments, and approach to being good citizens."