Karen H. Putnam was appointed associated dean for advancement of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in 2010. She has held numerous fundraising positions and was named principal and director of philanthropic services at Bessemer Trust Company in 2000. Previously, she headed the Central Park Conservancy for five years.


Talking About Money

Posted on November 12, 2009 by Karen Putnam, Sharna Goldseker

Talking about money across generations can be uncomfortable. In this teleconference, we’ll use a case study of a multi-generation family’s conversation about their wealth and philanthropy to help listeners unpack multiple layers of assumptions and perspectives from each family member’s point of view. From this call you’ll get a framework for how to have these conversations better in your own family… Read More

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