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2015 National Summit on Family Philanthropy

2015 National Summit on Family Philanthropy

Better Together: Stronger Collaboration for Smarter Philanthropy

The third biennial National Summit on Family Philanthropy was held in New York City on June 15 and 16, 2015, led by the Founding Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy, Dr. Michael Moody.

Insights were captured from in-depth dialogues about family philanthropy collaboration. To overcome the challenges and realize the benefits of collaboration, family donors need to be thoughtful about how they engage in this work with others.

Practical recommendations based on lessons learned by experienced family donors were presented in the post-Summit report, Better Together: Realizing the Promise of Collaboration in Family Philanthropy.

Event Partner: Philanthropy New York

Speakers Included:

Karen Ansara, Ansara Family Fund
Caroline Avery, Durfee Foundation
Andrew Bentley, Global Health Corps
Sam Bonsey, The ImPact
Barbara Bush, Global Health Corps
Rob Collier, Council of Michigan Foundations
Tuhina De O’Connor, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Abigail Disney, Daphne Foundation
Kathleen Enright, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Robin Ferriby, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Melinda Fine, NEO Philanthropy
Julie Fisher Cummings, Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation
Phillip Fisher, Mission Throttle and Fisher Foundation
Jason Franklin, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Nelli Garton, LaSar Development Consultants and Wilson Foundation
Phyllis Glink, Irving Harris Foundation
Sharna Goldseker, 21/64
Jim Greenbaum, Greenbaum Foundation
John Hawkins, Surdna Foundation
Annie Hernandez, Freida C. Fox Family Foundation
Madeline Holder, New York Women’s Foundation
Maria Jobin-Leeds, Jobin-Leeds Partnership for Democracy and Education
Miki Kashtan, Bay Area Nonviolent Communication
Sarah Koch, Case Foundation
Hali Lee, Asian Women’s Giving Circle
Frank Liu, The Dinner Guys
Darcel Madkins, Community Investment Network
Cindy Mercer, Planet Heritage Foundation
Nancy Meyer, Piper Fund donor
Michael Moody, Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Amir Pasic, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Elizabeth Sak, Cricket Island Foundation
Surita Sandosham, Synergos
Jonathan Soros, Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation
Melissa Spatz, Piper Fund
Laurie Tisch, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
Emily Tow Jackson, The Tow Foundation
Clara Vondrich, Divest-Invest Philanthropy


Event Sponsors:

The Frey Foundation
Bessemer Trust
Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation
Surdna Foundation
Daniel & Pamella DeVos Foundation
Merrill Lynch – The Iles Group
Wege Foundation
F. Martin and Dorothy A. Johnson Family Fund
May & Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
Foundation Source
Community Wealth Partners
Fleishhacker Foundation
Neithercut Philanthropy Advisors, LLC
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors