Families and community foundations working together
Representatives from family foundations, donor advised funds, and community foundations seeking tips and tools for working together more effectively.
Families have a special connection to the communities in which they live, and families engaged in philanthropy often have lasting relationships with their local community foundation. Community foundations play many roles – convener, advocate, strategic grantmaker, and donor advisor, to name just a few. This webinar features three very different examples of community foundations that have developed partnerships with family foundations and other family philanthropy vehicles to create lasting impact in the communities they care about. The webinar provides tips for both families and community foundations seek to develop, maintain, and maximize partnership opportunities to make grant dollars go farther and create lasting impact in your community.
Ann Mulholland serves as vice president of grants and programs for Minnesota Philanthropy Partners. In this role, she works to ensure that MN Partners’ financial resources support nonprofit organizations and community groups that address the state’s most crucial needs. Prior to joining MN Partners in 2010, she served as Saint Paul's deputy mayor for five years. Additionally, Ann volunteers on a number of nonprofit boards, including the Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation, MinnCAN, The Nature Conservancy and the Minnesota Wild Foundation. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University in telecommunications and political science. When Ann is not working toward a better community, she is likely kayaking or relaxing at her cabin in Britt, Minnesota. She lives in the Selby-Dale neighborhood with her husband and four daughters.
Shelley Hoss joined the Orange County Community Foundation as president in 2000. She works with the Board of Governors to oversee the mission and direction of the Community Foundation and also works with donors to help them achieve strategic impact with their giving. Prior to joining OCCF, Shelley served as the executive director of Girls Incorporated of Orange County and in several leadership positions at the Orangewood Children's Foundation. Shelley served as founding chair of the Orange County Funders Roundtable, sits on the board of the League of California Community Foundations, and is a guest lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. She is a Phi Beta Kappa scholar with a joint Master's degree in Business and Public Administration from the Merage School of Business at University of California, Irvine. Hoss resides in Laguna Niguel with her husband and son.
Audrey Jacobs, JD, serves as Director of The Center for Family Philanthropy for The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. She oversees all aspects of the Center and its role providing family-centered grantmaking, educational and estate planning services to donors and their families. This philanthropic advisory program focuses on developing deep, sustained relationships with donors by honoring family traditions in philanthropic giving. She most recently served as president of Strategic Resolution, Inc. providing consultation to various nonprofit and for-profit organizations. While with the organization Audrey focused on management consultation, fund development, Board development, program development, strategic planning, technological consultations and general research. Her clients included the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, The Morehouse School of Medicine and the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Inc.
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.
Tim Ober was elected President of the Board of the Mardag Foundation in 2000, after serving on the Board of Directors since the foundations' incorporation in 1992. Mr. Ober is the grandson of the founder of the Mardag Foundation, Agnes E. Ober. He also serves on the Minnesota Council on Foundations Board of Directors, currently chair of the Government Relations/Public Policy Committee, and the board of Park Square Theatre. In the past, Mr. Ober has served on the boards of several non-profits including the Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities, and the Dodge Nature Center in addition to serving in various capacities for other non-profits including the Como Friends, and Ballet Minnesota. Additionally, he has served as a member of the Minnesota Council on Foundations delegation for the Foundations on the Hill conference.
What participants said:
The Community Leadership: Families and Community Foundations Working Together webinar featured three different ways to look at potential partnerships, and was great in that they were very different, yet all interesting. Participants may be interested in one, two or all three of the ideas presented.
I appreciated the opportunity to hear how several family and community foundations are working together in different ways.
There was some terrific information provided about how to create great relationships between community foundations and donor families! Thanks.
Excellent speakers providing a diversity of viewpoints. very informative.
Very professional webinar with excellent background and power point information, not to mention the 3 different speakers shared good information which was diversified and well presented.