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On the Phone With... Dan Bader of the Helen Bader Foundation

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on March 15, 2011

Listen to the National Center’s interview with Dan Bader to hear more about the Helen Bader Foundation’s lessons learned in aging and Alzheimer’s: The Helen Bader Foundation: Donor’s Passion Leads to Foundation’s Mission (click to listen to audio) The Helen Bader Foundation’s Alzheimer’s and Aging...

On the Phone With... NCFP Board Chair Carrie Avery of the Durfee Foundation

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on January 15, 2011

In October 2010, the National Center’s Board elected Carrie Avery as the new chair of the National Center for Family Philanthropy, succeeding Mary Mountcastle of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. Carrie is the President of the Durfee Foundation, a family foundation based in Los Angeles....

On the phone with... Alice Buhl

Posted by Alice Buhl on October 25, 2010

Welcome to the October edition of “On the Phone With…,” our series of interviews with leading family foundations and philanthropy experts from around the country. This month we’re on the phone with Alice Buhl. In this interview, Alice discusses the "Spectrum of Family Involvement" for family...

On the phone with... Mary Mountcastle

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on October 15, 2010

Listen to the audio version of this interview here. Ginny Esposito:  Welcome to our very special December edition of “On the Phone With…”  Mary Mountcastle is the immediate past Board chair of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. She is a trustee of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and the...

On the phone with... The Self family foundation

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on September 15, 2010

Since 1942, the Self Family Foundation has distributed over $60 million in grants to improve the quality of life for the citizens of the city of Greenwood and the state of South Carolina. On August 6th, the Foundation announced a $2 million challenge grant to Clemson University to enhance the Greenwood...

On the phone with... Robert Friedman of CFED and the Friedman family foundation

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on August 15, 2010

“I think if you look at the practices and policies that have made this country strong, it has been broad-based investment in the common genius – unleashing the entrepreneurial capabilities of all of our people.” Robert Friedman is the general counsel, founder and chair of CFED, and serves as a board...

On the phone with... Shirley Fredricks of the Lawrence Welk family foundation

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on July 15, 2010

“Every citizen in the United States, and every child, needs to know that they can be a philanthropist.” Shirley Fredricks is a trustee and former executive director of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation in Los Angeles. Over the past 20 years, Shirley has been deeply engaged in virtually every...

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