2019 Summit Organizers

The 2019 National Summit on Family Philanthropy is organized by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy with support from our national advisory committee and Grand Valley State University.


Advisory Committee
  • Kyle Caldwell, Council of Michigan Foundations
  • Kelly Chopus, Robins Foundation
  • Joanne Cohen, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida
  • Geula Ferguson, Florida Philanthropic Network
  • Julie Fisher Cummings, Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation
  • Jason Franklin, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University
  • Mary Frey Bennett, Frey Foundation
  • Mary Galeti, Tecovas Foundation
  • Charles Hamilton, The Hamilton Foundation
  • Dottie Johnson, F. Martin and Dorothy A. Johnson Family Fund
  • Dwayne Marshall, Southeastern Council of Foundations
  • Michael Moody, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University
  • Kelly Nowlin, Surdna Foundation and Andrus Family Fund
  • Kathleen Odne, Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation (retired)
  • Lisa Parker, Lawrence Welk Family Foundation
  • Julie Vives, Miami Foundation

Organizing Task Force from Grand Valley State University:
  • Tara Baker, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
  • Karen Hoekstra, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
  • Danielle LaJoie, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
  • Tory Martin, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
  • Paul Stansbie, College of Community and Public Service