15 Years of Advancing Excellence in Family Philanthropy: Lessons Learned … and a Look Ahead

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 11:15am EDT
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How has the field of family philanthropy evolved over the past 15 years? And where is it headed in the future? Join this wide-ranging conversation with former board chairs of the National Center for Family Philanthropy as they discuss issues, challenges and breakthroughs in family philanthropy. Through their stories and observations, you will discover which trends are gaining momentum and catch a glimpse of where the field might be headed. The rise of impact investing and collaboration, increased geographic dispersion and diversity of interests among family members, and the emergence of a new set of national and global challenges are just a few of the areas that will be touched upon.

What are your personal reflections and predictions for the field? What other questions do you have for this special panel of experts? Please email lauren@ncfp.org to share your thoughts and questions.

A Philanthropy New York Collaborative Program with the National Center for Family Philanthropy.
 This program is "Partially Open."


  • Caroline Avery, President, Durfee Foundation and Board Chair, National Center for Family Philanthropy
  • Virginia M. Esposito, President, National Center for Family Philanthropy
  • Thomas W. Lambeth, Former Executive Director, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
  • Valerie Lies, President and CEO, Donors Forum of Chicago\
  • Mary Mountcastle, Board Member, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

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