New Vision, New Leaders for Arizona Philanthropy

November 5, 2014

HelmOver the past year, a number of Arizona’s largest philanthropic institutions have undergone major leadership changes, representing a seismic shift in what is a traditionally stable ecosystem, with historically low staff turn over.

These dynamic new leaders are taking the helm at a time when Arizona, and the world, face significant challenges on many fronts. Some of these leaders come from out of state; bringing new perspectives that can open up new possibilities. Others are long-time Arizona residents with extensive knowledge of the state. They all bring bold ideas to advance philanthropy and create positive change in our communities.

With over 80 participants in attendance, we had the opportunity to experience these new leaders first-hand discussing their views on the sector as well as the ideas and innovation they bring. Our featured speaker was Fay Twersky, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The panel moderated by Steve Seleznow from Arizona Community Foundation included Gene D’Adamo of Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust; Richard Frisch, Catholic Community Foundation, Diocese of Phoenix; Richard Kasper of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix; Susan Pepin, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust; and Suzanne Pfister, St. Luke’s Health Initiatives.

Download Fay Twersky’s new report Foundation Chief Executives as Artful Jugglers

Special Event Photos

Program Videos – click below

Video – Introduction     Video – Steve and Faye Interview     Video – Panel Discussion


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