Bill Longbrake

President, Board of Trustees, Longbrake Family Foundation

Bill Longbrake has extensive experience in finance, investments, macroeconomics, monetary policy, risk management, housing, and public policy. He has served in business, academic and government organizations. He is an Executive-in-Residence in the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland and an Affiliate Associate Professor in the Evans School of Public Policy, University of Washington. He serves on several corporate and nonprofit boards. Prior to retirement he was CFO for Washington Mutual and served in senior positions at the Comptroller of the Currency and the FDIC. Longbrake has published extensively and currently writes a monthly economic newsletter. He received a PhD in Finance from the University of Maryland.

In 1999 Bill and his wife Martha founded the Longbrake Family Foundation. The board of trustees currently consists of 8 family members including Bill and Martha’s 4 children; the executive director is Bill’s daughter, Dorothy Gardner. Grantmaking focuses primarily on education, Christian mission and affordable housing and is national in scope.


Community Foundation Spark Session: Money, Values, and Culture

Posted on January 11, 2019 by Bill Longbrake, Derek Longbrake, Ginni Galicinao, Robyn Schein, Tony Macklin

Please join us for this special joint NCFP Webinar and Community Foundation Spark Session, brought to you by the generous support of our Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network. Each of us has our own money story – the underlying assumptions, messages, hopes, and behaviors that we’ve learned over time about the meaning and use of money. Those stories are also… Read More