Ten ways philanthropic families work with community foundations

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[NOTE: Due to technical difficulties during the webinar, there is a short period of silence from 16:23 to 16:53 in the replay. Our sincere apologies!]  

This special webinar as we count and describe the many ways that philanthropic families work with the more than 800 community foundations spread across North America. From partnering for impact to serving as a training ground for younger family members, community foundations and families have been partners since the very first community foundations were founded just over a century ago. This webinar provides reminders, tips, and peer advice for families, donors, and community foundation staff along with the stories of how two donor families have made the most of their long-time relationship with their local community foundation.

Featured Speakers

Rob MacPherson

Rob MacPherson serves as Vice President for Development & Philanthropic at the Central Indiana Community Foundation, where…

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Mark Neithercut

Mark Neithercut has more than 25 years of experience working with foundations and individual donors to…

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Lauren Amos

Lauren A. Amos is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and passionate art collector. Lauren is the founder of…

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Elizabeth Sullivan

Elizabeth Sullivan brings deep knowledge on national trends, strategy, and best practices in private philanthropy and…

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David O. Barrett

David Barrett is chairman, president, and chief executive officer of the Gene B. Glick Company. Prior…

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Audrey Jacobs

Audrey Jacobs, JD, is the founder and principal of the Sarafina Group an organization providing consultation…

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What others have said...

It gave us a roadmap for future exploration of this approach, along with some excellent examples of true partnerships at two institutions working with some active family philanthropists.


It gave a clear picture of the multiple ways that families can benefit from their relationship with a Community Foundation.


The presenters shared their experiences in being a part of a family philanthropy partnership and the different ways these partnerships can work. I appreciated hearing how each organization structured their relationship and have evolved over time.


Lots of great examples.  A great combination of theoretical and practical information was shared.


Great overview of reasons why CFs are so great!


Terrific to hear best practices and success stories from other community foundations.  We are small; but the discussion helped reassure us that we are on the right track.


As a community foundation considering building our family philanthropy program, we found this webinar very helpful. It offered insight from both the family and community foundation perspectives and practical resources for moving a program forward. Thank you!

Sue Pyke, Marketing Director, Rancho Santa Fe Foundation

The family webinar series is a great tool for learning from peers and also from high-impact donors. The facilitation of the webinar as well as the quality of the speakers makes it well worth my time to take an hour and a half out of my daily work schedule to listen, learn and interact. I look forward to more.

Jennifer Touchet, Donor Engagement Director, Greater Houston Community Foundation

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