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Family concinnities

February 20, 2001 | Deanne Stone
After the death of John Andrus I in 1934, his eight children went off in different directions. Some siblings moved away from New York, and others had grown estranged from one another. Helen Benedict was concerned that the family was drifting apart. In 1966, Helen, then in her late seventies, hatched a plan to reconnect the family. She invited 37 Read More
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A Turning Point: Preparing for the Ojai Retreat

February 20, 2001 | Deanne Stone
In 1997, the Surdna board hired Alice Buhl, a consultant with whom it had previously worked, to facilitate a board/staff retreat the following year. An ad hoc committee chaired by Libby Andrus and including Fred Moon and Edie Thorpe worked with Alice to plan the retreat scheduled for February 1998. Read More
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A Muslim family’s experience

February 20, 2001 | Lester A. Picker
For Mohammed Murtaza Arain, M.D., a well-respected Chicago surgeon, it all begins and ends with the Qur’an. Whether welcoming the new day or making decisions about his personal philanthropy, the Holy Qur’an provides a roadmap that guides his life and actions. Read More
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A Guide to Giving for Families of Faith

February 20, 2001 | Joseph Foote
The idea of publishing a resource on faith and family philanthropy has been in the back of my mind for some time. The idea wasn’t mine, however, but came from families of faith themselves. My job affords me the great privilege of talking with hundreds of donors and giving families. More and more of them have told me of the Read More
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Taking on Risky Issues as a Group and Working with Partners: the Northern Forest Lands Collaboration

February 17, 2001 | Kim Robinson
Although the northern forests of New England and New York comprise the largest remaining expanse of wild and undeveloped lands in the eastern United States, it wasn’t until the late 1980s that they received significant attention. Threats to the region-including several proposed land sales that put large tracts of land into the hands of developers and foreign timber companies-raised concerns Read More