A Legacy Lives On: The Kaplan Family Foundation’s Successful Leadership Transition

Posted on December 18, 2013 by Dinaz Mansuri, Mollie Bunis

[Photo: Members of the next generation of the Kaplan family gather to discuss strategy.] Ask any family member and they are usually able to identify the current family leader. This is the person around whom everyone gathers; the person who takes responsibility for family networking, intervenes in family disputes, reminds others of the family’s history and generally serves as the… Read More

Leadership transitions

Posted on February 18, 2000 by Carol Robbins

As the Colonel had planned for the financial future of the foundation, so had he planned for the continuity of its management. His son-in-law, Bill Close, succeeded Frances Springs as vice president in 1957. Meeting in December 1959, the board delivered the expected outcome: Bill was elected president. That same year, at age 39, he also became president of the… Read More

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