Voices from the Field

Welcoming Our First Distinguished Fellow in Family Philanthropy

Posted on May 28, 2014 by Virginia M. Esposito

Editor’s note: We are pleased to share NCFP President Virginia Esposito’s introductory remarks announcing our first Distinguished Fellow in Family Philanthropy at the National Forum. Read the official press release for more details. It is an incredible honor to be announcing the first Distinguished Fellow of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. Bruce Maza, CEO of the C. E. and… Read More
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Susan Packard Orr on the legacy of her parents, David and Lucile Packard

Posted on May 28, 2014 by Cole Wilbur, Susan Packard Orr

Editor’s note: the following is reprinted from Living the Legacy: The Value of a Family’s Philanthropy Across Generations, published by the National Center for Family Philanthropy in 1999. In a family foundation there is no question as to the importance of learning from the donors and carrying out their legacy. David and Lucile Packard left our foundation their estate as… Read More
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Transparency in Family Foundations: the Strength of Glass Pockets

Posted on May 28, 2014 by Brad Smith

Family foundations, by their very nature, are complex. With significant involvement of family members on the board and sometimes in operations as well, there can be layers of generations, widely divergent views and the need to preserve positive family relationships. This complexity is a challenge but not an excuse for avoiding transparency about how family foundations do their work… Read More
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Karen Keating Ansara: “I’Ll Have What She’s Having”

Posted on May 28, 2014 by Karen Keating Ansara

Editor’s note: We are pleased to reprint Karen Ansara’s prepared comments (more than were spoken) from her conversation with Lowell Weiss, President, Cascade Philanthropy Advisors; William Campbell, Chair, Campbell Family Foundation and The End Fund; and Mario Morino, Morino Institute and Founding Chairman, Venture Philanthropy Partners on May 8th at the National Forum on Family Philanthropy. These comments were originally posted on… Read More
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The Next Generation Reinvigorates Philanthropy

Posted on May 28, 2014 by Mark Larimer

One of the most important trends people were talking about at the National Forum on Family Philanthropy was the engagement and involvement of youth (ages 8+) during the grantmaking process. In many ways, it represents the future of grantmaking and how the younger generation’s view of philanthropy will influence the entire charitable community… Read More