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A Letter to Seniors (and will be seniors): Planning for Your Future in Philanthropy

Posted on September 13, 2011 by Alice Buhl

Their stories are fascinating reminders of the many philanthropic paths available, whatever your age. Their stories fall into four categories of approaches to how they planned their own as well as their family’s philanthropic futures: senior generation members who chose to stay actively involved in leading the family’s foundation. seniors who passed on leadership but stayed active in the foundation… Read More

Choosing and Preparing Your Grantmaking Successors

Posted on March 4, 2010 by Mary Phillips

Family foundation donors and first generation boards should begin the continuity and succession discussion early in the foundation’s lifetime if perpetuity is the objective. In a succession plan, one trustee usually succeeds another. However, before succession can take place there should be continuity of governance where members of more than one generation are working together as peers. This Passages profiles… Read More

Learning from a Flop: One Foundation’s Plan for Embracing the Next Generation

Posted on August 15, 2009 by Rebecca Zimmerman

Lorre Polinger and her siblings are facing a common challenge in family foundations: how to engage their combined nine children in the family’s philanthropy. Founded in 1968 by their parents, Geraldine and the late Howard Polinger, the Polinger Family Foundation is currently governed by five trustees: Geraldine and her four children, including Lorre, who has been president for the past… Read More

Sharing Values Across Generations

Posted on August 13, 2009 by Virginia M. Esposito

Shared values are the glue that holds a philanthropic family together, and is a legacy that provides continuity to future generations. In this call, NCFP President Ginny Esposito will help you have a conversation, ask the key questions, articulate your family’s values, apply those values to your vision and mission and pass them on to your family’s next generation… Read More

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