Wednesday, April 13, 2005

The Council on Foundations - Press Release

The Council on Foundations - Press Release
Lecture Series to Focus on International Philanthropy
Washington, DC (April 12, 2005) — The Van Leer Group Foundation of The Hague, Netherlands and the Council on Foundations have announced a new partnership that establishes a lecture series on international philanthropy. The lecture series, slated for an initial five-year period beginning in 2006, will be held in conjunction with the Council’s Annual Conference. Its status will then be reviewed in consideration of extension of the series for an additional five years.

The lecture series is in honor of Rien van Gendt, executive director of the Van Leer Group Foundation and recipient of the Council’s 2005 Distinguished Grantmaker Award. Speakers will be chosen by a committee comprised of Van Gendt, 2004 Distinguished Grantmaker Award co-winner Marjorie Benton, the Council president (or his/her designee) and the Council Board Chair (or his/her designee).

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