Spending Up: A Discussion on Perpetuity

Thu, April 13, 2017,
9:00am to 10:30am PDT
Online (see note in text about NCFP log in access)

In the 2015 Trends Study, NCFP found that nearly three-quarters of all family foundations are still considering whether they want to limit their philanthropic lifespans. In this webinar, we’ll host a roundtable discussion on questions to ask your organization, values and beliefs that play into the decision, and the benefits and costs of choosing to spend up your foundation, featuring the perspectives of two leaders from the Quixote Foundation, which completed its “spend up” process in December 2017.

Who should attend: Board members, staff, advisors, and donors in family philanthropy.

Price: Registration is free with your Philanthropy Northwest membership.

Featured Speakers

Lenore Hanisch is co-executive director at the Quixote Foundation.

Jeffrey Solomon is the president of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies. A widely recognized expert on philanthropy, he has written more than eighty articles on the subject for professional and popular audiences, and has taught it at New York University. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Council on Foundations, where he chaired the Committee on Ethics and Practice; been chief operation officer of the United Jewish Appeal Federation in New York; and he is a founding trustee of World Faiths Development Dialogue. ACBP, he coordinated the Gift of New York, an effort to ease the suffering of the families of those killed in the attack on the World Trade Center by offering them free access to the city's cultural, sports and entertainment resources.

June Wilson’s talent for translating movement into meaningful patterns is a terrific fit for her work as Quixote Foundation executive director and board member. With some 20 years experience in performing arts organizations, she understands people’s physical and emotional interactions within a literal, conceptual or practical space and can quickly translate what she sees into strategic systems. In addition to serving as CEO, COO and holding other nonprofit leadership positions, June has been an independent dancer, choreographer, advisor, NEA panelist and board volunteer. Her colleagues swear she inhabits a trio of mutable roles as “mother/daughter/sister,” encouraging their achievement in deeply empathetic ways. June’s giggle is one of the greatest sounds ever heard around Quixote Foundation.

As a Philanthropy Northwest member, you receive complimentary access to Family Philanthropy Online  a service provided by our partnership with National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). NCFP is an award-winning resource center dedicated to providing resources, expertise and support to family foundations. For questions regarding NCFP log in access, please email Anne Yoon at ayoon@philanthropynw.org