Pointed Reflections From a Long-Time Leader in Philanthropy


In her last public act before retirement, Valerie S. Lies, the long-time president and CEO of the Donors Forum in Chicago, took the opportunity to speak truth to power and to leave the field that she so loves with several calls for action. I share a summary of her remarks here in the hope that these candid observations from such a respected leader will spark some reflections among those of us still active in philanthropy. Based on what she said, included below are some questions to contemplate at a future team meeting or while having a drink with a colleague….

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