Carrie Avery is President of the Durfee Foundation in Los Angeles, California, which focuses on leadership by providing fellowships, grants to new organizations and sabbaticals to long-time nonprofit leaders.
Prior to working for the Durfee Foundation, Carrie practiced law, first with the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C., and later with a private firm in San Francisco.
Carrie received her B.A. from Stanford University, her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, and was a Georgetown University Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow. She serves on the boards and executive committees of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, where she is governance chair, and the Berkeley Repertory Theater, where she is vice chair. She has also served as board chair of the National Center for Family Philanthropy, and Northern California Grantmakers, where she founded and for several years chaired the Family Philanthropy Exchange, co-chair of St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Oakland, California, and co-chair of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Showing Up and Sharing Power: How One Foundation Board Deepened Relationships with its Nonprofit Partners Through Trust-Based Conversations
Posted on September 27, 2021 by Carrie Avery, Aurea Montes-Rodriguez
2021 Trustee Education Institute
Posted on March 9, 2021 by Isabel Nogueira, Alyson Wise, Jumi Falusi, Milton Speid, Emily Kaiser, Adrian Ruiz, Lisa Jackson, Priscilla Enriquez, Dorothy Gardner, Regan Pritzker
Family Philanthropy Speaks: A Conversation with Carrie Avery
Posted on January 11, 2021 by Carrie Avery, Nicholas A. Tedesco
The Secret to Making Decisions in Times of Crisis
Posted on December 29, 2020 by Carrie Avery
Planning a Family Retreat
Posted on December 19, 2019 by Shira Saperstein, Wynn Rosser, Angie Schlater, Carrie Avery, Jennie Zioncheck
‘On-boarding’ the Next Gen: The Durfee Foundation’s Approach
Posted on October 20, 2014 by Carrie Avery
15 Years of Advancing Excellence in Family Philanthropy
Posted on July 11, 2013 by Virginia M. Esposito, Carrie Avery, Mary Mountcastle, Thomas Lambeth, Valerie Lies
The Changing Face of Philanthropy: Diversity in Family Giving
Posted on January 15, 2012 by Carrie Avery
The Value of Family in Philanthropy: Making the Case
Posted on December 9, 2010 by Virginia M. Esposito, Carrie Avery
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