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Next Generation Leadership: Exploring Transition at the Andrus Family Fund

Posted on August 4, 2009 by Deanne Stone

How to involve a family that size was daunting enough, but the trustees faced another hurdle. Historically, the seats on the family boards had been filled by a handful of family members from a few family branches. The fourth-generation wanted to have a more democratic selection process, but could they suddenly and convincingly open the doors to the family’s philanthropies after decades of exclusion?… Read More

The Hilton Legacy: Serving Humanity Worldwide

Posted on June 15, 2009 by Joseph Foote

This family remembrance celebrates the lives and achievements of Conrad and Barron Hilton and their gift to the world—the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Our story explores the beliefs, goals, and passions that formed the inner lives of these remarkable men, and how these qualities live on in their charitable legacy… Read More

How the Kennedys Linked Family to Mission

Posted on October 29, 2002 by Joseph Foote

After lengthy research and consideration of family feelings toward her sister, Rose Mary who had mental retardation, Eunice Kennedy recommended basing the foundation's mission and activities on concern for persons with mental retardation… Read More

Philanthropy Across Generations — Profile of the Flora Family Foundation

Posted on June 8, 2002 by Synergos Institute

One of the most frustrating aspects of foundation work is the frequency with which worthy causes have to be turned away, often for no other reason than that they don’t fit the foundation’s specific mandate. In just four years, though, the children and grandchildren of the late William Hewlett, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard Company, and his late wife, Flora, have created… Read More

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