The Current State of Family Philanthropy: Seattle Regional Convening

In philanthropy, meaningful change is the aim—it’s the purpose and the promise. But in striving for and achieving impact, have we been effective? Who decides the measures of success and what are the conditions that promote meaningful and enduring progress?

Join the National Center for Family Philanthropy to explore how philanthropic families are accelerating the pace of their giving, shifting their practices, and revisiting their purpose at time of historic change. The conversation will explore trends in giving and introduce the four principles of effective family philanthropy—accountability, equity, learning, and relationships. We are pleased to co-host this event with Philanthropy Northwest and look forward to engaging in this discussion.

If you are a family funder in the Seattle area, we invite you to join us for a conversation and peer connections. Contact Maureen Esposito at for more information.

Featured Speakers

Sean Boyd

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Sarah Cavanaugh

Sarah Cavanaugh serves as president of The Russell Family Foundation and as a past board member…

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Stephanie Ellis-Smith

Stephanie Ellis-Smith is the CEO and owner of the philanthropic advisory firm Phīla (pronounced phyla) Engaged Giving and…

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