October 20, 2016

Debbie Bing is a panelist discussing "The Challenges and Rewards of Multi-Generational Family Foundations" at the  Leading By Example: Best Practices in Charitable Giving Conference presented by The Boston Foundation, Boston College, and Ropes & Gray.


Studies show that grant making strategies, governance structure and practices, donor involvement and attitudes about perpetuity change as foundations grow in assets and as younger generations become more involved in the family foundation.  These changes can present challenges to the old order, but may also provide new enthusiasm and rigor to the work of the foundation. The panel will address these issues and the critical intersections among values, strategy and governance.



Lynne Doblin, Executive Director, Richard and Susan Smith Foundation; Jean Whitney, Philanthropic Advisor, Ropes & Gray, LLP;  Debbie Bing, President and Principal, CFAR; Jason Born, Senior Program Director, National Center for Family Philanthropy

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