For Family Foundations, Family Ties and Good Governance Work Together

As the Surdna Foundation marks its centennial year, we’re reflecting on the many lessons we’ve learned, how those lessons have guided our foundation’s journey to a social justice-focused mission, and how those lessons can inform our work — and that of our fellow funders — in the future.

One hundred years ago, John E. Andrus founded Surdna to be of service to those most in need. Over the last century, five successive generations of Andrus family members have governed the foundation, ensuring it continues to be guided by the values and principles of its founder.

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Guest post by Phillip Henderson, The Center for Effective Philanthropy