Highlights from James Piereson's conversation at The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy. Watch the full version here: https://youtu.be/zy9ZfwyOclY
James Piereson, President of the William E. Simon Foundation, visits the Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy for a wide-ranging conversation on the strategic choices foundations face. Based on his experiences and reflections leading a number of prominent philanthropic institutions, Piereson touches upon sunsetting foundations, and the role of foundations in research and public policy, and foundation governance. Piereson previously served for 20 years as Executive Director and a Trustee of the John M. Olin Foundation, which is known for its work to strengthen economic, political and cultural institutions, largely through support of universities and think tanks.
James M. Ferris
Director, The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy
Fred J. Ali
President and CEO, Weingart Foundation
President and Trustee, William E. Simon Foundation
In conversation with:
Bill Simon, Jr.
Co-chairman, William E. Simon Foundation
The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy promotes more effective philanthropy and strengthens the nonprofit sector through research that informs philanthropic decision-making and public policy to advance community problem solving.