Diane Miller has served on the board of the John and Katherine Duda Foundation for 15 years. The family foundation focuses on health and human services, family support services, and education, primarily in the Florida region and other states where family members reside. She is an elected member of the Family Council — which oversees and manages family shareholder issues, education, and communications — for the Duda Corporation, a 90-year-old family-owned and operated business with 200 current family members in four generations. Professionally, she has worked in nonprofit management in the Washington, D.C., area, including a stint with the Council on Foundations, where she established the Community Foundations National Standards Board, an accrediting body for community foundations. 

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Expand Your Comfort Zone: Taking Risks in Family Philanthropy

Posted on November 17, 2016 by Diane Miller, Rehana Nathoo, The Case Foundation, Tony Macklin

Philanthropy is often described as society’s “risk capital.” Private generosity can support causes and ideas that business and government agencies cannot or will not. However, the idea of risk in philanthropy quickly muddies as we direct our generosity through a family foundation, donor-advised fund, or other collective effort. Our ideas about – and tolerance for – risk diverge, shaped by… Read More

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