CEO Interview Series: Will Miller, The Wallace Foundation, with Phil Henderson

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 -
3:15pm to 5:30pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 4th Floor, 79 Fifth Avenue, NYC
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In October of 2012, Philanthropy New York launched its CEO Interview Series, a set of intimate, engaging, and, thought-provoking conversations with relatively newly appointed CEOs on the future of philanthropy.

Appointed in 2011, Will Miller, President of The Wallace Foundation, will be the next guest in our CEO Interview Series. As the second president of The Wallace Foundation, Will came into this role as a proven leader and strategist, with a charge to use his extensive corporate, civic and philanthropic experience to explore new ways the Foundation can meet its mission to expand learning and enrichment opportunities for the nation’s disadvantaged children.

Will has long been committed to public education, improving economic opportunity and civic revitalization. As the founding member of the Community Education Coalition of Columbus, he cultivated a partnership of school superintendents, community college leaders, business executives and others that received $38 million from The Lilly Endowment to implement EcO15, an innovative initiative focusing on education and careers in advanced manufacturing, health care and hospitality/tourism for 10 counties in southeastern Indiana. His ability to foster relationships between key leaders uniquely positions him to build on the Foundation’s success and keep it at the forefront of its programmatic concerns.

We welcome back the dynamic Phil Henderson, President of the Surdna Foundation, as the interlocutor of this program. Will and Phil will not only discuss how Will has built on the accomplishments of his predecessor, but also the approaches the Foundation plans for the future.

We will leave ample time for audience questions and comments. An informal reception will follow the program.


  • What Will Miller and The Wallace Foundation’s trustees perceive as the most urgent challenges, priorities and opportunities facing the Foundation in the upcoming years.

Part of the Philanthropy New York CEO Interview Series.


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All interested funders.

  • 3:15-3:30 PM Registration
  • 3:30-4:30 PM Interview program
  • 4:30-5:30 PM Informal reception

About the Series

PNY’s CEO Interview Series are a set of intimate, engaging and thought-provoking conversations on the future of philanthropy. The live interviews feature CEOs who are advancing some of the most interesting, innovative change in the sector. Think “Inside the Actors Studio,” but with more gravitas.