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Vasser Seydel

Posted on April 29, 2020

Vasser Seydel
Vasser Seydel recently graduated with cum laude honors from the University of Georgia, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. During her time in Athens, Vasser worked for UGA’S Office of Sustainability as the Grants and Engagement Director, represented her university as the UGA Student Sustainability Ambassador, and pursued an education outside the classroom as an intern at the… Read More

Elizabeth Carlock Phillips

Posted on December 3, 2019

Elizabeth Carlock Phillips
Elizabeth Carlock Phillips is a social entrepreneur and impact investor at the helm of Phillips Philanthropies, which includes the Phillips Foundation. Since 2013, she has led the Foundation’s implementation of Generational Grants, Original Programs, and Impact Investing, including a “Total Portfolio Activation” approach. Elizabeth serves as a Governor-appointed Trustee of UNC Greensboro and is on the boards of Texas Women’s… Read More

Jamie Allison

Posted on July 25, 2019

Jamie Allison
Jamie Allison is devoted to building a healthy, just, and vibrant society, one in which we work creatively and collaboratively to bring the benefits of inclusive community to all. Before joining the Walter & Elise Haas Fund as its Executive Director in 2018, Jamie helped lead the S. H. Cowell Foundation. She started there as Program Officer in charge of Youth… Read More

Michael Meadows

Posted on February 15, 2019

Michael Meadows
For more than 30 years, Michael Meadows has dedicated his professional career and personal life to serving others through a wide array of charitable organizations. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from The University of Texas at Austin, Michael began his career as a development officer for his alma mater. Since that time, Michael has served as… Read More

Kimberly Dasher Tripp

Posted on February 15, 2019

Kimberly Dasher Tripp
Kimberly Dasher Tripp is Founder and Principal of Strategy for Scale where she is an advisor to private philanthropies and high-impact organizations. She partners with new and established philanthropists to build clear, impact-oriented strategies and processes to accelerate systems change. With social enterprises, she works on issues related to the nuanced art of scaling impact: strategic plans that drive measurable… Read More

J.H. Dow Davis

Posted on February 15, 2019

Dow Davis
Dow Davis is Chair Emeritus of The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations (AVDF). He served over 30 years on the AVDF board with the last 22 as Chair.  The Foundations were founded over 65 years ago by Arthur Vining Davis, who was one of the early pioneers in the production of aluminum. He was appointed President of Alcoa in 1910 and… Read More

Ashley Blanchard

Posted on February 15, 2019

Ashley Blanchard
Ashley Snowdon Blanchard is a seasoned nonprofit strategy and management consultant, with a focus on strategic planning for family foundations. She heads the philanthropy practice at Lansberg Gersick & Associates, where she helps families create philanthropic institutions that make a meaningful impact in the world, and that provide a rewarding family experience.  She also works with enterprising families to develop strategies for… Read More

Nancy Cable

Posted on November 27, 2018

Nancy Cable
Chancellor, University of North Carolina Asheville UNC Asheville’s eighth Chancellor, Dr. Nancy J. Cable, is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, educational access, financial aid and affordability, and liberal arts and sciences curricula. Dr. Cable was appointed as President of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations in October of 2012. She served as faculty member and dean at Denison University from… Read More

Lisa Parker

Posted on November 27, 2018

Lisa Parker
Lisa Parker brings 30 years of experience in philanthropy and nonprofit management to her work with philanthropic families. Since 1997 Lisa has been President and Executive Director of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation, leading the Foundation’s initiatives to address poverty and seed the youth giving movement and creating youth philanthropy programs for the family’s 4th generation. In 2009 Lisa founded… Read More

Kelly Nowlin

Posted on November 27, 2018

Kelly Nowlin
Kelly Davenport Nowlin, a fifth generation member of the Andrus family, was elected as a Surdna Foundation trustee in 2010. She chairs the committees of the Andrus Family Program (AFP) and Centennial Working Group. As chair of the AFP, Kelly is responsible for outreach to, and engagement of close to 500 living descendants of Surdna founding patriarch, John E. Andrus… Read More

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