Katherine talks about how a childhood drawing of a cloud inspired her perspective on what it means to be a philanthropist—and how giving sparked discussions about lived experiences and issues around the world. She also shares the special role philanthropy plays in her family relationships.

“Some of the most incredibly valuable relationships I have with my own family are because of the conversations we have to have because of philanthropy.”
- Katherine Lorenz, President, Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

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Resources:

Family Staff and Volunteer Peer Network

A Conversation with NCFP Fellows Katherine Lorenz and Doug Bitonti Stewart (Webinar)

Planning for an influx of assets (Webinar)

NCFP Blogs by Katherine Lorenz:

It’s Time for Grantmakers to Embrace Failure

To make a difference, family philanthropy must take more risks

Why we must stand up for overhead

Reflections from the Trustee Education Institute: A bootcamp for stewarding your family’s philanthropic assets