What is the National Summit?

The National Summit on Family Philanthropy is a biennial program bringing together family donors, national thought leaders, and other philanthropic professionals and entrepreneurs for a highly interactive, thematically focused, in-depth, and solutions-driven dialogue about a timely challenge facing the field. The two-day, peer-to-peer National Summit discussions are designed to yield practical recommendations and resources to help family donors of all sorts improve their giving.


Highlights from Previous Summits:

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“It was a really great experience. I was able to connect to many people who shared the same challenges. Every minute was helpful.”

National Summit on Family Philanthropy
2014-10-21T15:54:22-04:00
“It was a really great experience. I was able to connect to many people who shared the same challenges. Every minute was helpful.”

“I have gathered a number of ideas and concepts I will be taking back to our family foundation board.”

National Summit on Family Philanthropy
2014-10-21T15:55:19-04:00
“I have gathered a number of ideas and concepts I will be taking back to our family foundation board.”

“The smaller nature of the conference, couples with real donors and family members speaking made for a very satisfying experience.”

National Summit on Family Philanthropy
2014-10-21T18:01:57-04:00
“The smaller nature of the conference, couples with real donors and family members speaking made for a very satisfying experience.”

“I really felt that this was a productive working meeting. There was dialogue and conversations throughout the event.”

National Summit on Family Philanthropy
2014-10-21T18:02:17-04:00
“I really felt that this was a productive working meeting. There was dialogue and conversations throughout the event.”

“The selection of topics was very good and the speakers complemented each other’s experience, philosophies, and giving strategies.”

National Summit on Family Philanthropy
2014-10-21T18:02:31-04:00
“The selection of topics was very good and the speakers complemented each other’s experience, philosophies, and giving strategies.”

“Good presentations with interaction with audience members provided a great format for all of the sessions.”

National Summit on Family Philanthropy
2014-10-21T18:02:48-04:00
“Good presentations with interaction with audience members provided a great format for all of the sessions.”


Speaker Excerpts from Previous Summits:

Howard W. Buffett, Executive Director of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, speaks about how he embraces his family name and the legacy of giving that accompanies it.
Katherine Lorenz, President of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, discusses growing up in a family where giving was a way of life.
 
Levani Lipton, Executive Director of the Ananda Foundation, shares her early experiences in creating the Ananda Foundation by studying the best practices of established foundations.
Erick Stewart, Co-Advisor of the J.E.C.K.S. Fund at the Battle Creek Community Foundation, shares the values that have guided his family for several generations.
William S. White, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, encourages foundations to seize the opportunities all around them.
John E. Pepper, Jr., the Chariman of the Board of the Walt Disney Company, warns of the pitfalls of ignoring “red flags” in an organization.