Jim Parsons is the former president of the Brinson Foundation from 2004 to 2019. Jim is a member the Board of the Directors of the National Center for Family Philanthropy; the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Architecture Foundation; the Board of Advisors of the Morton Arboretum, which he chairs; and the Board of Directors of the Partnership for College Completion. He is a past chair of the Board of Directors of Forefront (formerly Donors Forum) and previously served on the Board of Trustees of Denison University and the Board of Directors of King-Bruwaert House, a continuous care retirement community. He is a life trustee and former Board chair of The Community House, a social services agency located in west suburban Chicago. Prior to his career in philanthropy, Jim practiced law at the Chicago law firm of Gardner, Carton & Douglas (now Drinker, Biddle & Reath) where he also served as Managing Partner. Jim received his law degree from The University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree from Denison University.
Consensus and Complexity: A Retreat for New Family Foundation CEOs
Posted on October 11, 2019 by Alexa Cortes Culwell, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Virginia M. Esposito, Ambassador James A. Joseph, Stephen Treat, June L. Wilson, David Weitnauer, Jim Parsons
A Conversation with New and Graduating CEOs (Live Stream of 2019 National Forum)
Posted on January 16, 2019 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Jamie Allison, Don Chen, Richard Woo, Jim Parsons
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