Categorized as: About us, Grantmaking strategy, Job Creation, Poverty Alleviation, Social-Impact Investments, Social-impact investments, Stories & Tagged as: Beneficial Returns, Impact investing, Risk, WCCN on October 21, 2017.
By Sally Skees-Helly, Director and Board CFO Editor’s Note: Although our foundation had taken some steps toward impact investing in the past, as CFO and Director, I’ve recently have had the opportunity to delve deeper into the field more deeply this year, as we...Read more
Categorized as: About us, Grantmaking strategy, Our Partners, Stories & Tagged as: Grantee news, Reports, Sally Skees-Helly on June 3, 2017.
By Sally Skees-Helly, Program Officer and Board CFO Author’s note: Hey Everyone, It’s Sally here. Like many Americans, I work more than one job: I’m an attorney and small-business owner (doing the difficult but necessary work of...Read more
Categorized as: About us, Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Education, Girls & women, Grantee, Grantmaking strategy, Job Creation, Latin America, Middle East, MY JOB book and community, Our Partners, Poverty Alleviation, Social-impact investments, Stories, U.S., Youth & Tagged as: 2016, Annual report on December 3, 2016.
Editor’s note: Winter brings snow, candles, family, and festivities–for some. For others, the long nights strike the loneliest chord and the cold days bring too little comfort and food. We join you, our friends and collaborators in our quiet, ongoing...Read more
Categorized as: About us, Grantmaking strategy, Stories & Tagged as: Exponent Philanthropy, Lessons learned, Philanthropy, Video storytelling on July 30, 2016.
By Suzanne Skees Exponent Philanthropy, the largest U.S. association of funders at 2,200 members, provides educational programs and connections to help members maximize their giving dollars. Exponent believes that “relationships come first” and...Read more
Categorized as: About us, Grantmaking strategy, Our Partners, Stories & Tagged as: Website on December 12, 2015.
By Suzanne Skees for Skees Family Foundation Our family didn’t get into the business of philanthropy (i.e., the love of humankind, or our efforts to give back one iota of the opportunity we’ve received as 21st-century Americans) to focus on our image . . ....Read more