Supporting Organizations: Options, Opportunities, and Challenge

Posted on November 5, 2001 by Jason Born

Supporting organizations are flexible and entrepreneurial vehicles for family philanthropy. Families who know the specific causes they wish to support, and who are comfortable sharing control of their grantmaking with publicly appointed board members, may well find supporting organizations to be the most appropriate option for their philanthropic goals. Families seeking to support the programs and goals of a specific… Read More

A Vision for Change: Balancing Family Involvement and Community Impact

Posted on November 5, 2001 by Jason Born

John Sherwin Jr., and his daughter Heather, family trustees of the Cleveland-based Sherwick Fund, know a little bit about effectively governing a supporting organization. The fund that was established in 1973 by John Sherwin Sr., Jack’s father, is the oldest such organization in the United States. John Sherwin Sr. established a private foundation in 1953 to give back to the… Read More