With family members living far apart, what steps can families take to build family identity and bonds that once evolved naturally from living in close proximity? How can family members whose lives have taken different paths forge a genuinely collaborative team driven by a mission derived from and embraced by the family? How are families balancing the commitment to the foundation’s “home town” and their growing concern for their own region? Using stories of families, this webinar will offer examples of how families have dealt with these issues including: honoring the legacy of the donor; defining a mission that accommodates individual interests and needs of different communities; maintaining high standards of grantmaking practices and evaluation strategies; and allocating funds equitably.
Evan Wood is a fourth-generation family member and board chair of The Lawson Foundation, based in…View Profile
Irene Siragusa Phelps was elected President of the Siragusa Foundation in 2002, after serving as the…View Profile