Grantmaking with a Compass: Geographic Dispersion in Philanthropic Families

In our increasingly mobile society, family philanthropies once defined by their proximity now encounter a new obstacle: geography. How does geography affect a philanthropy’s mission? How do you keep the family and the philanthropy together? Nancy Brain and Diane Bryant, sisters and trustees of the Frances Hollis Brain Foundation, explore how philanthropies can meet the challenges of dispersion.

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Diane Bryant

Diane Bryant is co-director at the Frances Hollis Brain Foundation, which primarily supports non-profit organizations benifitting individuals living…

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Nancy Brain

Nancy Brain is the executive director at the Sam L. Cohen Foundation.

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