Past Event Highlights
The Value of Family Philanthropy: A Critique and Dialogue
Speakers: Liz Thompson, Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education | Edgar Villanueva, Leverage Philanthropic Partners
In a candid conversation with Liz Thompson, Edgar Villanueva discusses the power of family philanthropy to create a more equitable world.
Hear more from Edgar in a session on reparations at this year's National Forum.
Transitions and Legacy at the Turner Foundation
Speakers: Judy Adler, Turner Foundation | Katherine Lorenz, The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation | Laura Seydel, Turner Foundation | Vasser Seydel, Turner Foundation
Turner Foundation trustees and mother-daughter duo Vasser and Laura Seydel joined former executive director Judy Adler for a discussion on how they're building the Foundation's legacy, bringing in the next generation, and navigating change.
A Conversation with New and Graduating CEOs
Speakers: Jamie Allison, Walter & Elise Haas Fund | Don Chen, Surdna Foundation | Jim Parsons, The Brinson Foundation | Richard Woo | The Russell Family Foundation | Nick Tedesco, NCFP
New and retiring family foundation leaders shared lessons learned, the joy of family philanthropy, and how to build effective family philanthropy efforts.
"The 2019 National Forum was a rich opportunity for family funders to learn, share, connect, and perhaps most importantly, question their own assumptions about giving and the potential of of philanthropy now and in the future."
- "This was the most consistently substantive and interesting philanthropic conference I've attended, out of dozens in the past 20 years. Staff, sessions, attendees, attention to detail all were outstanding."
- "We LOVE the Forum!!! Just keep doing what you always do--it is by far the best conference we attend."
"NCFP not only provided an opportunity to gain critical insight to effective grantmaking strategies but also a safe space for people to learn and share their experiences in a very warm and supportive 'family' environment!"