Board Chair Peer Network: Philanthropy in Complex, Multi-Generational Families

In family philanthropy, there can be an inherent tension between balancing individual philanthropic priorities with a collective family philanthropic endeavor.

Families’ abilities to work together effectively in their philanthropy is dependent not only on the way they design their collective giving, but also in how they structure the philanthropic activities outside of it.

The responsibility of the board chair is to move families through the process of using multiple approaches for structuring family philanthropy systems to meet these varying goals.

In this interactive discussion with Ashley Blanchard, learn about the range of philanthropic vehicles, strategies, and practices that multi-generational families are leveraging when facing similar dilemmas of balancing individual and collective goals. 

The final 30 minutes of each board chair peer network call will be open peer space for connection, regardless of the topic. 


Report—Philanthropy in Complex, Multi-Generational Families: Balancing Individual Preference with Collective Purpose  

For this interactive meeting, we encourage attendees to join with webcams on. To help foster candid discussions, peer network events are not recorded. If you are unable to attend this event, but are interested in being a part of the Board Chair Peer Network, sign up here

Featured Speakers

NCFP Board Member Ashley Blanchard

Ashley Blanchard

Ashley is the Head of Philanthropy at Lansberg Gersick Advisors (LGA), where she helps families define…

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Elizabeth Snowdon Bonner

Elizabeth Snowdon Bonner (Liz) is President of the Board of the Hill-Snowdon Foundation, a family foundation…

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Katherine Osborne Valdez

Since 1999, Katherine Osborne Valdez has played an active role in The Powell Foundation governance—either as…

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