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Thursday, October 17 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Beyond the Family: Building Boards and Advisory Boards

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How do you identify and add non-family board members and how can you incorporate community perspectives while maintaining family legacy? An increasing number of family foundations have diversified their governance structures by adding non-family board members, or providing decision-making opportunities for community members and constituents. Bringing in new views and perspectives can help your family clarify your values and goals, and learn from outside expertise and community voices. This hands-on workshop will help you better understand how to prepare your foundation and how to engage non-family leaders.

Related Resources
Sharing Power: Board Conversation Starters (NCFP, 2019)
Bridging the Power Divide (NCFP, 2019)
A Place at the Table: Non-Family Membership on the Family Foundation Board
Adding nonfamily trustees and community voices to your family foundation board
What Do We Call Our Non-Family Board Members?
In pursuit of equity: A family foundation’s story

Speakers
avatar for Chris Cardona

Chris Cardona

Board Member, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Chris Cardona programs the Philanthropy portfolio and serves on the BUILD team at the Ford Foundation in New York City. As program officer, he is responsible for designing and implementing a grantmaking strategy to build an enduring capacity to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion... Read More →
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Tami Cohen

Executive Director, Regeneration Fund
Tami Cohen is the Executive Director of Regeneration Fund, a family foundation guided by Jewish values with a mission of supporting grassroots organizations across the state of Illinois. She brings to the role a passion for economic and environmental justice, and a deep commitment... Read More →
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Laura Donnelley

Director, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
Laura Donnelley is a board member of the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. Laura has pursued her passion for innovative artwork in many ways. She founded the Good Works Foundation, which supports innovative approaches to education and cultural enrichment, individual and world... Read More →
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Ray Holgado

Board Member, Andrus Family Fund
Ray Holgado is a board member at the Andrus Family Fund and the Program Officer for Criminal Justice Reform at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
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Antonio Lopez

Advisory Board Member, The Heartland Fund
Dr. Antonio Reyes López is an independent writer, educator, and consultant.  Formerly the Executive Director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) in Chicago, Dr. López now supports and advises philanthropy and university leaders working to achieve racial... Read More →



Thursday October 17, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Belmont Room, 4th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60611