Family Foundations Seminar 2018: Panel Discussion

On Nov. 15, 2018, Make It Better, Forefront, and William Blair presented Family Foundations Seminar 2018. This event was designed specifically for families with foundations or donor advised funds to elevate their impact in local communities. Topics covered included initiating effective philanthropy vehicles and strategies, aligning family values with philanthropic giving, investing with purpose and creating lasting impact, innovating and promoting equity through venture philanthropy, and using philanthropy as an enduring family connection point.


King Harris, Chairman, Harris Holdings Inc.; Principal, Harris Family Foundations

Watch Harris discuss following your passion with a family foundation.

Larsen Jay, Founder/CEO, Random Acts of Flowers

Jay shared the story behind this “food bank for flowers.”

David Handler, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, Trusts & Estates

Handler talked with Make It Better about how to start a family foundation.

Dorri McWhorter, CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Watch: “There’s an analogy that one of our great supporters had made as we were talking about what we could do together, and she said that sometimes it’s appropriate to give a person a fish, sometimes you need to teach people how to fish, and sometimes you need to change the fishing industry.”

Amanda Hanley, Co-Founder, Hanley Foundation

Learn how the Hanley Foundation advances education, environment, and empowerment solutions.


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