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Midwest Family Foundation Webinar Series | Balancing Key Talent, Competitiveness and Philosophy: How to Manage Executive Pay in Today’s Family Foundation Environment

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Wednesday, Jun 14, 2023
1 pm - 2:30 pm EDT




CMF Members: $0
Nonmembers: $50


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About the Event

Join us for a discussion about current and emerging trends of greatest impact for family foundations. This session will address challenges in compensation where questions most arise, such as how to determine disqualified persons and reasonableness for foundation executives, including family members. The panel will also answer questions to address key topics such as how to prepare for pay transparency, how to determine salary budgets within the current economics and how to align your compensation philosophy to attract and retain talent.

This webinar series is presented in collaboration with Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Philanthropy Ohio, and Council of Michigan Foundations. Together, these regional associations hope to harness and share the collective expertise of each state’s leading philanthropic organizations and trusted community partners.

Jud Fisher

Jud Fisher

President & CEO

A Michigan native, Jud Fisher is a graduate of DePauw University and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. He joined Ball Brothers Foundation in 2003 after working for Old National Bancorp. In addition to his duties as president and chief executive officer of BBF, he serves on the boards of several regional and statewide organizations including the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, IU Health East Central Region Board of Directors, Edmund F. & Virginia B. Ball Foundation, Muncie Aviation Company, First Merchants Corporation, and Burris Laboratory School’s Owl Academic & Athletic Boosters. He is the great-grandson of Ball Brothers Foundation founder Edmund B. Ball. As president and chief executive officer, Jud leads a dedicated board and staff in carrying out the mission of the Ball Brothers Foundation.

Ruth Purcell

Ruth Purcell-Jones

Executive Director

Ruthie is the first Executive Director of the Arthur Dean Family Foundation, beginning her position in 2018. As a developer of organizations, teams, boards and individuals, she has previously worked as a leadership and organizational consultant, an executive coach, a philanthropic advisor and facilitator for over 35 years. She brings this experience to the Arthur Dean Family Foundation where she is developing a relationship-centered culture and trust based, values based approach to grantmaking and the foundation’s work. Her passion for equitable principles and practices has led her to facilitate community workshops on antiracism, to advocate for crime victims’ assistance, to train parents in disability advocacy and ultimately to complete law school. She believes wholeheartedly in the possibility of a world that honors each person’s value and gifts. She and her family work, live and play together with this vision in mind.

Emily West

Emily West

President and Executive Director

Emily A. West is Executive Director and President of The West Foundation, which supports global poverty elimination programs at the grassroots level. West’s career in philanthropy spans 28 years, having worked at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy before joining as The West Foundation as its executive director in 1996. She has also given her time to numerous local and international charitable organizations through board service in a wide array of committee and executive roles. Her areas of expertise include fund raising, marketing, strategic planning, and board development. West holds a BA from Coe College, and a Master of International Public Policy degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Amanda Wethington

Amanda Wethington


Amanda Wethington is a Principal in SullivanCotter’s Not-for-Profit Practice. With nearly 20 years of experience delivering comprehensive compensation and workforce performance solutions across a number of industries, she is a strategy-driven consultant that leverages data-driven insights to help organizations align total rewards, recognition, and talent management programs. In her role at SullivanCotter, Amanda is a trusted advisor to a variety of not-for-profits nationwide including private and community foundations, service and charitable organizations, policy and research institutes, and more. She partners with these organizations to design effective executive and employee compensation programs to attract, retain, and motivate high-quality, mission-driven talent. Amanda is an annual organizer and speaker for the Foundation HR Alliance and at various conferences across the country, including Georgetown University Law School’s Representing and Managing Tax-Exempt Organizations conference in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining SullivanCotter, Amanda led the Workforce Rewards Practice as a Senior Principal at a global management consulting firm. She also spent over 10 years working in human resources and compensation at Hyatt Hotels. Amanda attended the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business where she earned her Master of Business Administration degree.

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