Outsized Impact

Illustrating the power of individual, family, and small-staffed foundation donors

“Giving of your time, your expertise, and your life experience is just as important, or more important, than giving financially.” 

Funders are achieving outsized impact across the country and around the world through personal connections to communities and causes, agility to seize opportunities, willingness to take risks, and using their full suite of financial and non-financial resources.

Read their stories in Outsized Impact 2015 >> 

Featured stories

Jamey French, The French Foundation
Small-Town Donor Leverages Personal Networks

Denise Mayotte, The Sheltering Arms Foundation
Nimble Champions for Children

Wes Miller, 
Fremont Area Community Foundation
A New Kind of Call and Response

Sammy Politziner, Arbor Brothers
Giving Time to Meet Grantee Needs

Sasha Rabsey, The HOW Fund
Relationships That Run Deep

Erik Schultz, Thriive
Changing the Culture of Small Businesses Around the Globe

Lisa Tessarowicz, CALM Foundation
The Risk of Not Taking Risks


Chris Cardona, Program Officer, Ford Foundation

Nina Cohen, Director of Endowment and Foundation Advisory, Glenmede

Eileen Heisman, President/CEO, National Philanthropic Trust

Ruth Jones, CEO, Social Venture Partners

Peter J. Klein, CFA, Klein Wealth Management at HighTower Advisors

Kathy Krais, Director, Outcomes Thought Leadership and Industry Relations, MicroEdge

Adam Meyerson, President, The Philanthropy Roundtable

Daren Nordhagen, President, Foundant Technologies

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Jeanne Metzger, chief development and marketing officer, 202-580-6560.