Coming to a close: Lessons from two spend down family foundations

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 12:00 PM until 01:30 PM EST
90 minutes
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Who should attend

Board members, staff, advisors, and donors in family philanthropy.


If your foundation decided to spend down and cease operations in a defined period of time, what might the process look like? It’s a question more family foundation boards are facing, as entrepreneurs pursue philanthropy the way they conducted business – with an exit plan in mind. This webinar will feature two prominent family foundations that have recently completed the final steps of the sunset process. Leaders from the Orfalea Foundation and the Noyce Foundation will share lessons learned and real experiences of how sunsetting altered the foundation’s culture and brought new focus to their respective quests for demonstrable change in the communities and causes they served.

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What participants said:

Very valuable and practical, we appreciate the candor and thoughtful preparation of these presenters.  Their willingness to understand the concerns of the audience and respond to particularly tough questions is especially important.


This webinar was very informative and gives us a lot to think about. There were very helpful tips to explore going forward. Thank you for making this available.

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