Colleen Leth

President of the Board of Directors, Tauck Family Foundation

Colleen Ritzau Leth is the President of the Board of Directors of the Tauck Family Foundation, a private, third-generation family foundation which invests in organizations and initiatives that equip the children of Bridgeport, Connecticut with the necessary social and emotional skills to thrive academically and in life. She has served on the Board of TFF for over 10 years, previously chairing the Governance and Nominating Committee and serving as Vice President. Outside of her work with TFF, Colleen is a specialist in museums and cultural affairs. Trained as an art historian, she is a published author and the recipient of numerous research grants for studies on the history of collecting and museum development. Colleen has worked internationally with government and cultural organizations including the National Museum of Denmark, the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, the International Council on Monuments and Sites, the International Center of Photography, USAID, Film Independent, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Sotheby’s, where she directed the Sotheby’s Museum Network. She is a Creative Time Global Ambassador, Vice Chairman of the Statens Museum for Kunst, Executive Director of TRIP Giving, and Co-Founder of BAFA, a mentorship platform for culture sector professionals. Colleen holds a BA in Art History from Barnard College, an MA in Art History from New York University, and an MBA from the University of Oxford, where she was Chair of the Oxford Art & Business Network.


Demystifying Decision Making

Posted on December 7, 2020 by Laura Donnelley, Colleen Leth, Ann Shulman, Ashley Blanchard

feet on an arrow pointing different directions - decision, choice, option
Philanthropic families employ a wide range of models to make decisions—from unilateral authority to consensus. However, identifying the appropriate structure is often a challenge and can serve as a barrier to effective philanthropic practices. Developing an appropriate decision-making framework for distinct situations allows families to rely on an established and agreed-upon process to find a solution smoothly and expediently. Learn… Read More