Brian Hooks

President, Charles Koch Foundation

Brian Hooks is chairman and CEO of Stand Together and president of the Charles Koch Foundation. Previously, he served as executive director and COO of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is co-author with Charles Koch of Believe in People: Bottom Up Solutions for a Top Down World. Brian was named to the 2021 TIME100 Next list, featuring leaders who are shaping the future of their fields. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and daughter.


Pluralism in Family Philanthropy: Navigating Tensions and Bridging Divides for Impact

Posted on January 19, 2022 by Uma Viswanathan, Tegan Acton, Heather Templeton Dill, Brian Hooks, Nicholas A. Tedesco

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In an increasingly divisive society, people are facing complex, challenging dialogues around politics, ethics, and social issues, struggling to manage perspectives across the political aisle and facilitate healthy discourse with multiple viewpoints. What is taking place on a macro scale is mirrored within individual families—difficult conversations, distinct political and cultural divides, and in many cases gridlock or an inability to… Read More