GWP Family Foundation Learning Network: A Conversation with Ginny Esposito

GWP Members Only Program
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
10:00am to 12:00pm EDT
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Families understand transitions, change, and the need for renewal like few others. The GWP Family Foundation Learning Network is pleased to invite you to join this discussion about what best positions family foundations and other family donors for critical leadership.

This will be the network’s 4th focused meeting on family philanthropy and we’re pleased that it will be led by Virginia (Ginny) M. Esposito, the founding president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. For 30 years, Ginny and the NCFP team have focused on the family philanthropic experience, promoting values, vision, and excellence across generations of donor families.

During this session, Ginny will share insights and take questions around:

  • Values, mission, and the special nature of donor families.
  • Good governance, which serves us well in good times and, especially, in challenging ones.
  • Tips and traps for strong leadership and management.
  • Opportunities in crisis: how families are responding to COVID, the racial justice movement, floods, fires, and more.

Special thanks to our Family Foundation Learning Network (and planning committee) member, Tod Hunt, Trustee for the Roy A. Hunt Foundation, for suggesting this session with Ginny and for making the introductions to make it possible.

Virginia M. Esposito is the founding president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. In January 2020, Ginny transitioned to the role of Senior Fellow to focus her efforts on research, writing, and consulting with families. For more than 35 years, she has worked to advance private philanthropy through research and education. Ginny was editor and principal author of the first edition of Splendid Legacy. Her research publications include The Power to Produce Wonders: The Value of Family in Philanthropy and The Family Foundation CEO: Crafting Consensus out of Complexity. Ginny also edited, and was principal author of, the four-volume Family Foundation Library and numerous articles and issue papers on family philanthropy. She has presented at hundreds of programs for and about donor families throughout North America and on four other continents. In addition to her work on family philanthropy, Ginny edited Conscience and Community: The Legacy of Paul Ylvisaker, the writings and speeches of the late foundation trustee, educator, and dean of the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. She has served on boards and committees for organizations including Great Nonprofits, the Binational Commission on the Nonprofit Sector (US and South Africa), the Commission on the Future of Public Education (Public Education Network), Committee on Ethics and Accountability (Independent Sector), the Philanthropy and the Black Church Project, and Strengthening Native American Philanthropy. She currently serves on the board of directors of the John M. Belk Endowment.

We are committed to making GWP programs accessible to all members. If you have questions, or if an accommodation would be helpful to fully participate in this program, please reach out to Paula or call 412-471-6488 and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.