Generational transitions: The never-ending story
Board members, donors, and staff that are currently experiencing or expecting a transition across generations.
If you are connected to a multi-generational family foundation, you likely have discovered that transitions are not a one-time event; rather, they are an ongoing and evolving fact of life. Whether transitioning from the donor to the 2nd generation, 2nd to 3rd, or beyond, there are common lessons and experiences that families may draw from. Join this webinar featuring a conversation between NCFP President Virginia Esposito and representatives from two family foundations who have developed useful techniques to plan and prepare for generational transitions over the long term.
Nancy J. Cable serves as president of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. Nancy previously served as vice president and interim president for Bates College. A recognized national leader in higher education, Nancy is known especially for her achievements in widening access to higher education for students from all walks of life. Nancy previously served as a vice president at Guilford College and held several administrative and faculty positions at Denison University. A native of Ohio, she holds a bachelor’s degree from Marietta College, a master’s in education from the University of Vermont and a doctorate in educational history from the University of Virginia.
Virginia M. Esposito, is the founder and president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. For more than 35 years, she has worked to advance private philanthropy through research and education. For 30 of those years, she has focused on the family philanthropic experience, promoting values, vision, and excellence across generations of donor families. Ginny was editor and principal author of the first edition of Splendid Legacy and of Splendid Legacy 2: Creating and Recreating Your Family Foundation. Her research publications include The Power to Produce Wonders: The Value of Family in Philanthropy and The Family Foundation CEO: Crafting Consensus out of Complexity. Ginny also edited, and was principal author of, the four-volume Family Foundation Library and numerous articles and issue papers on family philanthropy. She has presented at hundreds of programs for and about donor families throughout North America and on four other continents. In addition to her work on family philanthropy, Ginny edited Conscience and Community: The Legacy of Paul Ylvisaker, the writings and speeches of the late foundation trustee, educator, and dean of the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. She has served on boards and committees for organizations including Great Nonprofits, the Binational Commission on the Nonprofit Sector (U.S. and South Africa), the Commission on the Future of Public Education (Public Education Network), Committee on Ethics and Accountability (Independent Sector), the Philanthropy and the Black Church Project, and Strengthening Native American Philanthropy. She currently serves on the board of directors of the John M. Belk Endowment.
Steven M. Hilton has worked in the field of philanthropy for more than 30 years. In 1983, he joined the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation established by his grandfather, initially holding the positions of program assistant and program associate. In 1989, he was named vice president of programs and was elected to the board of directors. He was named president in 1998, CEO in 2005, and chairman in 2012. Read more...
What participants said:
A great overview and followed by family foundations with experience in succession planning. Anonymous