Alice Buhl served as Senior Fellow to the National Center for Family Philanthropy from 2004 to 2019. She was a founding board member of the National Center for Family Philanthropy and led the development of the “Pursuit of Excellence” assessment process. She also is a frequent contributor to National Center publications.
Alice is a Senior Consultant for Lansberg, Gersick & Associates and has extensive experience in philanthropy and nonprofit management. Born and raised outside Chicago, she earned her MBA from Washington University (St. Louis). Alice has served as executive director of the Conference on Education and of the Metropolitan Association for Philanthropy in St. Louis, and senior vice president of the Council on Foundations in Washington, DC. Since 1990, Alice has been a consultant in philanthropy to many American and Canadian family foundations and prominent private foundations, specializing in assisting families as they manage critical challenges affecting their grantmaking. Alice and her husband live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Becoming a Successful Board Chair: Tips and Advice from Your Peers
Posted on February 9, 2017 by Alice Buhl, Susan Briggs, Nancy Cable, J.H. Dow Davis
2016 Trustee Education Institute: a Comprehensive Seminar for Family Foundation Trustees
Posted on March 9, 2016 by Virginia M. Esposito, Susan Crites Price, Andrew Schulz, Bruce Kahn, David Grant, David Dodson, David Neal, Alice Buhl, Jan Jaffe, Kelin E. Gersick, Ph.D.
Trends in Family Philanthropy: Identity, Leadership, and the Future of Family Philanthropy
Posted on December 10, 2015 by Virginia M. Esposito, Elizabeth T. Boris, Alice Buhl
How Does the Role of a Family Foundation Chair Differ from That of Other Non-Profit Entities?
Posted on April 22, 2015 by Virginia M. Esposito, Alice Buhl, Kelly Sweeney McShane
The Critical Role of the Board Chair in Family Philanthropy
Posted on April 9, 2015 by Virginia M. Esposito, Alice Buhl, Kelly Sweeney McShane, Steve Toben
Trends in Family Philanthropy: Examining the Present, Planning for the Future
Posted on January 8, 2015 by Virginia M. Esposito, Elizabeth T. Boris, Alice Buhl
The Irwin Sweeney Miller Foundation: A Study in Spend Down
Posted on November 20, 2013 by Alice Buhl
The Irwin Sweeney Miller Foundation Creates an Enduring Legacy by Effecting Community Change
Posted on November 15, 2013 by Alice Buhl
The Power of Urgency: Options for Spending Down and Limited Life Foundations
Posted on November 14, 2013 by Alice Buhl, Joseph W. “Joe” Clark, Tony Proscio
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