Using an Equity Lens in COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Posted on May 6, 2020 by Dennis Quirin, Lori Villarosa, June Wilson

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The National Center for Family Philanthropy is dedicated to serving families who give and those that work with them. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are offering conversations on topics of interest to all philanthropic families associated with family foundations, donor-advised funds, family offices, and other philanthropic vehicles. For questions about this series, please contact Jen Crino at… Read More

The Power of Urgency – the Eckerd Family Foundation

Posted on October 16, 2013 by Jason Born

Organized from its inception as a limited life foundation, the Eckerd Family Foundation took a bold and strategic approach to using its assets to create significant change on issues affecting young people, including juvenile justice, foster care, and education… Read More

The Harry G. and Charlotte H. Slater Family Fund: Supporting Start Ups and New Approaches to Aging

Posted on March 11, 2011 by Jason Born

Since its establishment in 1995, The Harry G. and Charlotte H. Slater Family Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has used small grants and the personal passion of its family advisors to play a catalytic role in support of a broad spectrum of start-up programs focused on aging, end-of-life and palliative care. “My father, Harry G. Slater, an attorney, served… Read More

Ready to Learn: Family Philanthropy Supports Early Learning and Literacy

Posted on January 10, 2011 by Elaine Gast Fawcett

Naturally, families that have done well in their own lives care deeply about those that don’t have access to the same resources or opportunities. In this spirit, more families than ever are drawn to helping their community’syoungest children get an early start on succeeding in school. The issues of early childhood care, school readiness, and reading have attracted a lot of attention… Read More

Truth in Numbers: Following the Data to Serve At-Risk Children

Posted on August 15, 2010 by Elaine Gast Fawcett

The Wright Family Foundation is committed to diverse educational initiatives that provide intervention, support and enrichment programs for at-risk children to realize their full potential. The foundation’s board and staff believe that opportunity is critical to success and that there should be equality of opportunity in education for every student. Recently, the foundation’s board established a goal that all children… Read More

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