Midwest Family Foundation Webinar: Transparency vs. Privacy in Family Philanthropy

Thursday, November 4, 2021 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
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How visible and accessible should your family’s philanthropy be to others? It’s a classic question with multiple correct answers based on faith, family tradition, regulatory frameworks, strategy and many more factors. However, the pressures for transparency are rising, brought on by the ease of online research, generational shifts and calls for increased equity in philanthropy. Given those pressures, how can you find the right balance of anonymity and transparency for your family and its philanthropic vehicles? This webinar will lead you through pros, cons and examples from a spectrum of choices and provide you with resources for your own decision-making.

Unable to attend the live webinar?  Register now and receive the recording and slides after the webinar has completed.


Tony Macklin, principal, Tony Macklin Consulting

A Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®, Tony helps donor families, grantmakers, and their advisors and associations answer questions about purpose, use of resources, action planning, and learning. In four years as executive director of the Roy A. Hunt Foundation, he facilitated changes in visioning, impact investing, grantmaking, trustee education, and operations for a multi-generation family. In twelve years and four roles at the Central Indiana Community Foundation, he led grantmaking and community change initiatives, advised generous entrepreneurs and families on philanthropic tools and strategy, attracted $39 million in assets and co-investments, and co-founded a social enterprise. Tony is a member of the National Network for Consultants to Grantmakers, Purposeful Planning Institute, and Advisors in Philanthropy. He also serves as senior program consultant for the National Center for Family Philanthropy, senior consultant with Ekstrom Alley Clontz & Associates, and senior advisor to the Impact Finance Center.

Carol Robinson, co-chair and director, Donald and Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation

Carol L. Robinson is Co-Chair and a Director of the Donald and Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation in Pittsburgh, PA. She has recently engaged in transitioning the family foundation following the passing of the two founders and an increase in funding capacity. Carol has been involved in the work of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, a 19-location system, for nearly two decades. She served as Board President for four years and continues as a Life Trustee. Carol also serves as Vice Chair of Jewish Family & Community Services and VP and Director of the Stratford Arms Condominium Association. She was a board member and past president of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank board. Carol graduated with a BA from the University of Pittsburgh, holds a master of science in journalism degree from the Medill School at Northwestern University and a master of public management degree from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. Professionally, Carol is a general partner in SMR DMR Management LLC, an investment partnership. Carol was President of Robinson Management, Inc. where she provided consulting services to area nonprofits and businesses. Additionally, she engaged in real estate management and venture investing. Carol was Vice President of Gateway Travel Management which merged into Carlson Wagonlit Travel in 2010. Earlier in her career, Carol was Vice President of advertising and public relations for a national retail chain.


CMF Members: $0
Nonmembers: $50


November 4, 2021 at 12 Noon EDT


Programming: Andrea Judd-Shurmur via email or call 313-960-4192
Registration: Denise Temple via email or call 616-850-2136

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.  Designed for staff and/or trustees affiliated with non-staffed or small-staffed family foundations, eager to find new ways of thinking smarter and performing better when it comes to their grantmaking.

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