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Accepting The Gift As Is, A Conversation With Molly Stranahan

Posted on October 21, 2003 by Pamela Gerloff

Receiving money at a young age led me to choose economics as my major, and later, to work in a bank, where I eventually became a trust officer. I wanted to know how money worked. In time, I was allowed to read the trust document for my inheritances, which is when I discovered that there had been misinterpretations of one of the trusts… Read More

Controversial grants policy (Roy A. Hunt Foundation)

Posted on July 19, 2003 by Roy A. Hunt Foundation

Harmonious agreement on grants is not always possible within a family foundation with diverse granting interests. Trustees sometimes struggle to develop strategies to guide the consideration process when points of view differ. This policy from the Roy A. Hunt Foundation provides a framework for managing “controversial grants” from the family board member perspective… Read More

Discretionary Grants: Encouraging Participation… or Dividing Families?

Posted on August 5, 2001 by Jason Born

The practice of discretionary grantmaking brings out a wide variety of responses. This Passages Issue Brief looks at the common reasons that families use or opt not to use discretionary grants, and the typical process that is used to make these types of grants. The paper also examines how different approaches to discretionary grants can support or hinder the work… Read More

Filling Board and Staff Positions

Posted on February 20, 2001 by Deanne Stone

After reviewing the resumes and essays of all the applicants, the Family Involvement Committee submitted the names of six candidates to the nominating committees of the Homes. The nominees were deemed to have the education, volunteer experience, interests and abilities best suited to each board. Among the nominees was Caroline Andrus, the first in-law nominated to serve on a family… Read More

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