Ellen Remmer is President of the Remmer Family Foundation, a small family foundation focused on girls empowerment and sustainable fisheries. Founded in 1991, the Foundation Board now includes members from both the 2nd and 3rd generation. All other family members participate on focus area committees.
Ellen is also a Senior Partner at The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI), the nonprofit philanthropic advisory firm that pioneered the field of strategy philanthropy advising and works around the globe to help donor achieve lasting social impact. Ellen has been with TPI since 1993 and served as President and CEO of TPI from 2007- 2012. She has worked directly with dozens of family, corporate and community foundations, helping them develop powerful strategies for social impact and strong governance structures and practices. Ellen has developed many of TPI’s philanthropy promotion initiatives and both writes and speaks on the subjects of strategic giving, family philanthropy, growing philanthropy, women as donors and women as impact investors.
Ellen chairs the Board of Prosperity Catalyst, a nonprofit organization that launches women-led businesses in conflict-ridden countries, serves on the Advisory Council for the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, and is a member of the Oxfam Leadership Council.
Raising Children with Philanthropic Values
Posted on April 4, 2014 by Ellen Remmer
Making a difference: Evaluating your philanthropy
Posted on January 30, 2014 by Ellen Remmer
How Families with Family Foundations Work with Community Foundations
Posted on April 12, 2007 by Ellen Remmer, Stephen Johnson
Women’s Role in Philanthropy
Posted on May 17, 2002 by Ellen Remmer
Philanthropy for the Wise Donor-Investor: a Primer for Families on Strategic Giving
Posted on October 31, 2000 by Ellen Remmer
What’s a Donor to Do?
Posted on August 21, 2000 by Ellen Remmer
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