Keith Swayne served as CEO of Case Swayne Co., a food processor, and after its sale to BestFoods, as CEO of its successor company International Food Solutions. Since retiring in 2000, Keith has remained active in the business sector serving or having served on the boards for more than a dozen companies including Trojan Battery, Mitchell Rubber Products and Fleischmann’s Vinegar. A longtime philanthropist and volunteer, he is the co-founder of the Keith and Judith Swayne Family Foundation, which strives to influence positive outcomes by investing in efforts that strengthen families and communities in Orange County and Hawaii. His charitable board service includes the Orange County Human Relations Council, the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, Whittier College Board of Trustees, NatureBridge, and the Orange County Community Foundation. Keith received his bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Oregon and MBA from University of California, Berkeley. He served as an officer in the Navy with duty in Vietnam. He is married to Judith Swayne, and they have two grown children.



How can family foundations and community foundations work most effectively together?

Posted on September 15, 2017 by Tim Ober, Shelley Hoss, National Center for Family Philanthropy, Keith Swayne, Audrey Jacobs, Ann Mulholland

Are there good examples of family foundations working closely with the donor community, brought to the table via the community foundation, to strengthen philanthropic initiatives broadly? How can we partner with the community foundations in our state to know community goals and make more effective grants in those areas? … Read More