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Herding Lions: Foundation Boards and Equity

Herding Lions: Foundation Boards and Equity

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 2:00pm EDT
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Foundation leaders often cite their boards as an impediment to the shifts in practices they see as necessary in these times, CEP research has shown. Moreover, boards’ racial diversity is correlated with some of these very practices, and yet most foundation boards remain overwhelmingly white. How can foundation CEOs and boards evolve so that boards are both more diverse and more focused on the practices and approaches that are needed in this moment? How can CEOs help boards understand and engage with questions of structural inequity, and how that inequity affects the foundation’s work? What lessons can be learned from foundation boards that have engaged these questions and shifted their approaches?

Alesha Washington, President & CEO, Seattle Foundation
Dr. Ed Taylor, Board Chair, Seattle Foundation
Mari Kuraishi, CEO, Jessie Ball duPont Fund
Charles “Chuck” Redmond, Trustee, Jessie Ball duPont Fund

Kevin Bolduc, Vice President, Assessment and Advisory Services, Center for Effective Philanthropy

Please note when the webinar begins on September 29th, you may join the Zoom stream through the registration page (on Eventbrite) by using the “Access the Event” button on the right-hand side (your confirmation email from CEP will also include a link to the registration page).

Additionally, all registrants will have access to a video recording of the webinar within a week of the event.

Cost: $25 for Members and Non Members

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