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Family Ties: Multigenerational Family Foundation Board Engagement

On the occasion of its centennial, the board and staff of the Surdna Foundation commissioned CEP’s advisory services group to create a publication about good governance amongst family foundations.

Kevin Bolduc

Vice President, Assessment and Advisory Services, CEP

Mena Boyadzhiev

Director, Assessment and Advisory Services, CEP

Emily Radwin

Associate Manager, Assessment and Advisory Services, CEP

Jawhara Tariq

Former Analyst, Research, CEP

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Based on interviews with CEOs and family board chairs at seven large, multigenerational family foundations, this publication spotlights the governance practices and structures that these family foundations have created to maintain family involvement; select, orient, and engage family members across generations; and keep the board and foundation focused on impact.

April 2017

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