Herding Lions: Foundation Boards and Equity

Actions Panel

Herding Lions: Foundation Boards and Equity

Join CEP for a discussion about board governance.

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About this event

Thursday, September 29, 2-3:15 PM ET

Foundation leaders often cite their boards as an impediment to the shifts in practices they see as necessary in these times, CEP research has shown. Moreover, boards’ racial diversity is correlated with some of these very practices, and yet most foundation boards remain overwhelmingly white. How can foundation CEOs and boards evolve so that boards are both more diverse and more focused on the practices and approaches that are needed in this moment? How can CEOs help boards understand and engage with questions of structural inequity, and how that inequity affects the foundation’s work? What lessons can be learned from foundation boards that have engaged these questions and shifted their approaches?

Join us on September 29, 2-3:15 PM ET, for a vital conversation featuring:


Alesha Washington, President & CEO, Seattle Foundation

Dr. Ed Taylor, Board Chair, Seattle Foundation

Mari Kuraishi, CEO, Jessie Ball duPont Fund

Charles “Chuck” Redmond, Trustee, Jessie Ball duPont Fund


Kevin Bolduc, Vice President, Assessment and Advisory Services, Center for Effective Philanthropy


CEP would like to thank the sponsors of our 2022 webinars:

Premier Sponsor

Walton Family Foundation


Archstone Foundation

Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation


Please note when the webinar begins on September 29th, you may join our Zoom stream through this page by using the “Access the Event” button on the right-hand side (your confirmation email will also include a link to this page).

Additionally, all registrants will have access to a video recording of the webinar within a week of the event.