In addition to a celebration of NCFP’s 20th Anniversary, the Symposium explored key themes, trends, and bold ideas generated over the year by the Imagining the Future initiative. We unveiled several new NCFP research initiatives including Pride of Place, a report exploring how boards stay true to the original geographic focus of the family foundation after trustees have moved away.  Should you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at ncfp@ncfp.org or 202-293-3424.   Download a PDF of the Final Printed Program.

Check out the graphic sketches from the program here.
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Friday, September 14 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Philanthropic Leadership for a Rapidly Changing World: A Generational Perspective

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Our days are filled with news of a changing world and humanity’s attempts to improve it. We dive in to help. Sometimes we manage to adapt to change and sometimes fall back on old habits. We slowly begin to realize that what we learned about work, leadership, and management may not match the expectations of other families, cultures, and generations.

How can we redefine the work of family philanthropy and our philanthropic workplaces so they succeed in the 21st century? And how can multiple generations work together toward conscious, purposeful leadership? International thought leader Ayelet Baron will kick this plenary off with her insights and then interview two generations of Packard leadership evolving their own thinking around work, leadership, and purpose.

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Ayelet Baron

Ayelet Baron is a visionary author, speaker, coach, workshop facilitator, and former tech executive committed to making a transformational impact on business.After undergoing a personal transformation, she realized the magnitude of how much the corporate world had lost its way, and... Read More →
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Sierra Clark

Trustee, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Sierra Clark received her Ph.D. from the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at NYU. Her research explored the intersection of aesthetics and materiality in the construction of taste. Her doctoral dissertation analyzed the politics of quality, pleasure, purity... Read More →
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Carol S. Larson

President and CEO, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Carol S. Larson is President and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, a position she has held since January 2004. Carol was appointed a vice president of the Foundation in 2000 and served as its director of programs from 1995 through 1999. She is responsible for the overall... Read More →
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Susan Packard Orr

Past Chair, Board of Trustees, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Susan Packard Orr is the founder and CEO of Telosa Software, a company started in 1986 to provide fundraising and other software to nonprofit organizations. Prior to starting Telosa, Susan worked as a programmer at Health Computer Services at the University of Minnesota and as an... Read More →

Friday September 14, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Nikko I & II Ballroom, 3rd Floor Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102