Pride of Place: Sustaining a Family’s Commitment to Community

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What does it mean to have “pride of place”? How do giving families retain their commitment to the founding region or community where their philanthropic resources were first created? How can family foundations and funds accommodate increasingly disparate personal interests among those serving on the board while staying true to the original geographic focus of the donor family? These questions and many more have guided a yearlong interview study with family foundations and donor-advised funds committed to their “pride of place.”  NCFP President Virginia Esposito will share insights and findings from the study, along with specific examples of families who have found effective ways to balance and showcase their pride of place.

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Kelly Chopus

Kelly Chopus is a social responsibility and philanthropy executive with extensive experience in strategic external relations,…

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Ginny Esposito

Virginia M. Esposito

Virginia M. Esposito, is the founding president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. In January…

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Gilbert Miller

Gilbert Miller serves as the Board Chair of the Bradley-Turner Foundation, a 5th generation place-based family…

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