Beth Casselman is executive director of the Clowes Fund. With Beth’s guidance the Clowes Fund has developed a more focused and transparent grantmaking process which adheres to the stewardship principles for family foundations as recommended by the Council on Foundations. She is leading the foundation through a multi-generational governance transition. Currently Beth serves as CFBC vice president, and is on the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) Friends of the Family advisory committee. Previously she chaired the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance (IGA) and the United Way of Central Indiana’s Boone County advisory board; she also has served on several executive search committees. A journalism major, she received a Bachelor of Science from Butler University and has since earned advanced certifications from Grand Valley State University Grantmaking School and Indiana University Fund Raising School.


Performance Review: Evaluating the Family Foundation CEO

Posted on September 13, 2012 by Virginia M. Esposito, Beth Casselman, Julie Fisher Cummings, Doug Bitonti Stewart

Little has been written about how to review the performance of family foundation CEOs. The job carries a unique set of roles and responsibilities including the special skills required to support effective board governance, work within the family’s culture, represent the family in the community, and engage in grantmaking in the context of the family’s legacy… Read More