Choosing and Using Multiple Vehicles for Family Giving
Board members, staff, advisors, and donors in family philanthropy.
Increasingly, philanthropic families are using multiple tools and strategies to achieve their goals. Join NCFP as we look at examples of the growing variety of approaches families can use to increase the overall impact of their giving. Additional details and speakers coming soon.
John Amoroso has been the Executive Director of The David and Lura Lovell Foundation since December 2015. The 24-year-old Foundation focuses on mental health, integrative health and wellness, youth access to the arts, and gender parity. In 2017 they awarded $2.7 million to 40 nonprofit organizations. John is also a Board member of Arizona Grantmakers Forum.
Ann Dugan is a Senior Managing Director at the Family Office Exchange (FOX) where she leads the advisory and educational practice in service to leading families around the world. Ann is a 4th generation member of a business owning family that has always infused community and philanthropy in their culture. She has served as an independent board member of several family foundations and numerous nonprofits and was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the National Philanthropic Trust, a public charity dedicated to providing philanthropic expertise to donors and their families.
Jessica Green, a third generation family member, has just completed her first three year term as board member and Vice President of The Duchossois Family Foundation. During that term she was actively involved in the strategy sessions that lead to the first transformational gift under the new board leadership to UChicago Medicine known as the Duchossois Family Institute which launched in October of this year. She also chairs the investment and website committees for the Foundation. As a member of the Family Council, Jessica has most recently lead the 100th Anniversary Task Force which included project managing the creation and publication of a commemorative coffee table book Riding the Rails on the history of the Duchossois family enterprise as well as the 100th Anniversary celebration for the Duchossois family's first through fourth generations. She also serves on the 4G Education committee which is tasked with multigenerational legacy education from fiscal responsibility to family cultural values and philanthropy.
Independent of the family, Jessica has just entered her second term on the board and executive committee of Chicago-based, non-profit Interfaith Youth Core. She sits on the board and chairs the fundraising committee for the Barrington-based, non-profit Music Blocks, and was an inaugural member of the Chicago Leadership Council of the national non- profit, Upwardly Global, chairing the inaugural launch and fundraising events for both of the latter organizations. In 2010, Jessica and her husband, Dominic founded The Gentleman Farmer, an organic vegetable CSA and market farm located in Barrington, IL, growing the farm from 15 members to 250+ in five years. While it was in operation, Jessica managed the customer service, office administration, event coordination, marketing and website design and maintenance for The Gentleman Farmer.
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