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									           61st Annual Conference
          September 24 - 26, 2009
The Scottsdale Plaza Resort|Scottsdale, Arizona

               Final Program
        2009 Program Planning Committee                                Conference of Southwest Foundations Officers
      Amy M. Meadows, The Belo Foundation, Chair                                            President
                                                                           David L. Copeland, The Shelton Family Foundation
Adrianna Cuellar Rojas, The Meadows Foundation, Vice Chair
                                                                                      Immediate Past President
              Tanya Beer, The Colorado Trust                                 Elizabeth Brient Smith, The Cooper Foundation
     David L. Copeland, The Shelton Family Foundation                                       Secretary
       Robert J. Cruikshank, Ray C. Fish Foundation                    Michelle D. Monse, Carl B.& Florence E. King Foundation
          Alan K. Davis, A & J Family Foundation                                             Treasurer
                                                                             Robert J. Cruikshank, Ray C. Fish Foundation
                   Lucille DiDomenico
            Conference of Southwest Foundations                                          Board of Directors
      Elizabeth K. Eickman, Kirkpatrick Family Fund                            Roland Adamson, The George Foundation
       Jennifer Esterline, KDK-Harman Foundation                           John E. Brown, Windgate Charitable Foundation
    Ann Fielder, Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation                      Elizabeth K. Eickman, Kirkpatrick Family Fund
    Kenneth L. Gladish, Austin Community Foundation                           Theophilus Gregory, El Pomar Foundation
       Theophilus D. Gregory, El Pomar Foundation                                        L. Michael Hajtman
                    Diane Guiberteau                                        Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation
        Harry S. and Isabel C. Cameron Foundation                              Christie McElhinney, The Colorado Trust
            Diana Hartley, Sarkeys Foundation                                 Jeff W. Pryor, Anschutz Family Foundation
     Marianne Cabe Long, Horace C. Cabe Foundation                        Mary Jane Rynd, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
    Carolyn Mentesana, Arlington Tomorrow Foundation                           David L. Smith, Abell-Hanger Foundation
       M. A. Toni Moreno, Houston Endowment Inc.                                   Don P. Snider, Flinn Foundation
    Mary Jane Rynd, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust                      J. Craig Willis, Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
             Don P. Snider, Flinn Foundation
       Terese S. Stevenson, The Rees-Jones Foundation                          Lucille DiDomenico, Executive Director
       Marissa Theisen, Arizona Grantmakers Forum                              Dawn Noel Townsend, Associate Director
 Dawn Noel Townsend, Conference of Southwest Foundations                          Amy J. Ramirez, Project Coordinator
       Carrie Coors Tynan, Adolph Coors Foundation
                                                                     Adrienne Cox Trammell, Office Manager/Database Administrator

                        The Conference of Southwest Foundations would like to thank
                                   The M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation
                                 for its generous funding of this conference.

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    Welcome to Scottsdale!                                                       At a Glance
                                                                        Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Dear Colleague,                                                         • CSF Committee Meetings
                                                                        • CSF Board Meeting
Welcome to Scottsdale for the Conference of Southwest                   • Documentary Movie Showing,
Foundations’ 61st Annual Conference. The economic downturn                Sick Around America
of the past year has brought about many challenges for the              • How to Leverage Social Networks Session
philanthropic sector. Keeping in mind these realities, the
Annual Conference Program Committee worked diligently to                Thursday, September 24, 2009
develop relevant, educational and interesting sessions—and at a         • CSF New Board Member Orientation
                                                                        • Pre-conference Seminar:
much discounted cost. This three-day event is packed with 30+
                                                                          Education Reform
stimulating break-out sessions covering a broad array of issues on        Wendy Kopp, Chief Executive Officer &
foundation management such as investment strategies, grantee              Founder, Teach for America, and
evaluation, and a legislative update, as well as funding issues, like     Richard Barth, Chief Executive Officer,
green building, reintegrating the military and the immigration            KIPP Foundation
debate. We know you will find your investment of time to be of          • Opening Plenary Luncheon
exceptional value.                                                        Keynote delivered by Darian Rodriguez
                                                                          Heyman, Social Sector Thought Leader
You are encouraged to enjoy all that Scottsdale has to offer,           • Concurrent Breakout Sessions (select
including its vibrant arts community during ArtWalk, which is             sessions will include continuing education
held every Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., beautiful golf         credit opportunities)
                                                                        • On-site bookstore
courses, restaurants that will satisfy a variety of palates, and the
                                                                        • Meet the Attorney
natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert. And don’t forget to stop by
the Annual Conference Bookstore where treasures of another kind         Friday, September 25, 2009
can be found.                                                           • Concurrent Breakout Sessions
                                                                          (select sessions will include continuing
Regardless of what learning opportunities you choose to pursue            education credit opportunities)
at this conference or in Scottsdale, we invite you to expand your       • Luncheon Plenary
network of colleagues and connect with old friends.                       Sandra Day O’Connor,
                                                                          Former U. S. Supreme Court Justice
On behalf of the Conference of Southwest Foundations Board of           • Annual Meeting
Directors and the Annual Conference Program Committee, we               • Founders’ Spirit Presentation
                                                                        • On-site bookstore
welcome you to Arizona.
                                                                        • Meet the Attorney
                                                                        • Reception and Dinner
                                                                        Saturday, September 26, 2009
                                                                        • Book Synopsis
                                                                        • Washington Update
                                                                          Andrew Schulz, Deputy General Counsel,
                                   Amy M. Meadows                         Council on Foundations
Dave Copeland
                                   Vice President,                      • Economic Update
President,                                                              • The Funders’ Role in Facilitating Grantee
The Shelton Family Foundation      The Belo Foundation &
& Board President, CSF             Chair, 2009 Annual Conference        • Meet the Attorney
                                   Program Committee                    • On-site bookstore

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Pre-conference Activities
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
                                                                 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.                           El Teatro
Committee Meetings                                               Sick Around America Docmentary Film
11:30 a.m.                                      Las Palmas A
Audit & Finance (lunch will be served)                           As the worsening economy leads to massive job
                                                                 losses—potentially forcing millions more Americans
11:30 a.m.                                 Las Palmas B          to go without health insurance—FRONTLINE travels
Legislative Network (lunch will be served)                       the country examining the nation’s broken health
                                                                 care system and explores the need for a fundamental
1:00 p.m.                                       Las Palmas C     overhaul. Veteran FRONTLINE producer Jon Palfreman
Communications                                                   dissects the private insurance system, a system that not
                                                                 only fails to cover 46 million Americans but also leaves
1:30 p.m.                                       Las Palmas A     millions more underinsured and at risk of bankruptcy.
Educational Programs
                                                                 Thursday, September 24, 2009
3:00 p.m.                                       Las Palmas B
Membership                                                       7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.                   Lobby Bar Foyer
                                                                 Conference Registration Open
4:00 p.m.                                       Las Palmas C
Program Committee                                                9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                       El Teatro
                                                                 Pre-conference Seminar:
6:00 p.m.                      Executive Lodge Boardroom         Twenty Years In: Reflections on Lessons Learned and
CSF Board Meeting                                                What it Will Take to Achieve Educational Excellence
                                                                 and Equity

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.                 Las Palmas B               Wendy Kopp (CEO and Founder, Teach for America)
How to Leverage Social Networks to Monitor the                   and Richard Barth (CEO, KIPP Foundation) will
Buzz and Impact Your Philanthropy                                share their reflections over two decades on how they
                                                                 and their organizations have worked towards the
As online social networks reach a tipping point, you             goal of educational opportunity for all. Their stories
may wonder where you fit into the online hubbub. Fear            will describe why they feel greater urgency and more
not, participating in the growing online conversation            optimism than ever.
goes far beyond just signing up for a network and filling        Session Designer: Amy Meadows
out a profile. Ed Schipul, Schipul: The Web Marketing
Company, will walk you through the how-to’s and                  10:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.                Garden Terrace
strategy behind tools like Google Alerts, RSS and feed           Newcomer Reception
readers, Blog keyword tracking and much more. Learn              A warm CSF welcome to first-time attendees and new
how to leverage online communities to stay informed,             members!
aware and connected as never before.

Participants will need to bring a laptop to the session. A fee
for internet access will be charged to attendees’ hotel room.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.                     Ballroom ABC       session examines what we need to know about this
Opening Luncheon Plenary                                      challenge, why diversity in leadership is important and
Darian Rodriguez Heyman                                       what tools are available to help advance our practice.
                                                              Larry Smith, Director of the Third Millennium
In an age where the speed of change is increasing, how        Philanthropy & Leadership Initiative of The Center
do we stay on top of the trends that stand to most            on Philanthropy at Indiana University and Michelle
significantly affect the social benefit sector? Darian        Jaramillo, Director of Communications of the US-
Rodriguez Heyman, the former Executive Director of            Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership are two leaders/
Craigslist Foundation and Co-Founder of the Next              advocates in the field who will bring real candor and
Generation Leadership Forum, will share his insight           insight to the discussion.
on several pressing matters, including evolving models        Session Designers: Ken Gladish and Theo Gregory
in philanthropy, next generation leadership, and              This session will last 100 minutes and is designed to provide
collaboration.                                                2.0 hours of continuing education credit to Certified Public

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
                                                            Solutions Salon
Breakout Sessions
                                                            Due to space limitations, pre-registration is required; please
                                                            visit the registration desk for room location and space
The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better,
Cheaper and Fairer Healthcare
                                                            Join a group of your peers led by entrepreneur
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                                                            and Conference Keynote Speaker Darian Rodriguez
More than 2.5 million Americans lost their jobs last
                                                            Heyman for an entirely different kind of workshop. In
year and the numbers continue to increase. Along with
                                                            this highly interactive, intimate session attendees will
their livelihood, many lost their health insurance. As
                                                            have the opportunity to talk about themselves, their
the economy continues to spiral in 2009 and a new
                                                            organizations, and most importantly, their current
administration promises to deliver comprehensive
                                                            needs. Come prepared to discuss the most significant
healthcare reform, Washington Post correspondent,
                                                            challenge or need currently facing your organization
National Public Radio commentator and author
                                                            and experience the synergy of applying group wisdom.
(The Healing of America) T. R. Reid will take a look
                                                            Session Designer: Amy Meadows
at successes and failures of healthcare systems in five
industrialized countries with distinct healthcare models.
                                                            Nonprofits and Green Building
The presentation will suggest what the United States can
                                                                                                         Las Palmas ABC
learn from each as we rebuild our own system.
                                                            Learn the basics of ‘green building’ and about how non-
Session Designers: Tanya Beer, Marianne Cabe Long and
                                                            profits that incorporate green efforts can be supported
Terese Stevenson
                                                            in their work. National experts Gail Vittori (Center
                                                            for Maximum Potential Building Systems) and Casius
Diversity in Board and Staff                CPE Tr Pealer (U.S. Green Building Council) will talk about
                                                            their organizations’ engagement in building renovations
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                                                            and new construction that reduce use and waste in the
The challenge of identifying, recruiting, developing, and
                                                            environment and create opportunities for green jobs and
maintaining outstanding board and staff leadership can
                                                            affordable housing.
surely be daunting. Whatever the focus, foundations
                                                            Session Designers: Adrianna Cuellar Rojas and Ann Fielder
are challenged with assessing the need for and the
integration of diversity in leadership positions. This

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Thursday, September 24, 2009
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.                                       dedicated to helping community colleges better serve
Breakout Sessions                                           their students, so more students will meet their academic
                                                            and career goals. This session will present this program’s
Demographics and Population Growth in the                   results and other promising opportunities for foundation
Southwest Region                                            support while analyzing the role and characteristics of
                                              La Valencia A community colleges.
Join Steve Murdock, a leading scholar, student, and         Session Designers: Liz Eickman and Toni Moreno
interpreter of applied demographics to learn about
demographics in the Southwest and the lessons they can Foundation Trustees Only:
teach us for the future. Be prepared for a challenging      Succession Planning                           CPE Tr
presentation on how these current trends can make a
difference in how we think, act and lead.                                                                           El Teatro
Session Designer: Ken Gladish                               Family foundations may have many well-prepared next
                                                            generation members and at the same time a generation
Connecting the Body and Mind through Integrated             of longer-living, active senior members. Learn ways
Healthcare                                                  that generations can overlap, take charge, let go, share
                                              La Valencia B leadership and pass the baton. Get new ideas from
For optimal wellness experts tell us to treat the body and Alice Buhl (Lansberg Gersick Associates) as she leads
mind together. Diabetes and depression, for example, are this session and shares real life experiences, including
known to be linked, and the effectiveness of treatment is those she has learned from helping more than 75
greater when both are addressed simultaneously. Speakers family foundations deal with complex transitions and
from mental and community health foundations,               generational succession.
including Lynda Frost (The Hogg Foundation for              This session will last 100 minutes and is designed to provide
Mental Health), Becky Pastner (St. David’s Community 2.0 hours of continuing education credit to Certified Public
Health Foundation) and Tim Cortez (The Colorado
Health Foundation) explain integrated health care,
highlight best practices and discuss how funders might
                                                            Please enjoy dinner on your own.
get involved.
                                                            A listing of local restaurant suggestions will be available.
Session Designer: Adrianna Cuellar Rojas
                                                            Individuals wishing to join a group for dinner may sign up
                                                            at the registration desk.
Effectiveness of Community Colleges
Achieving the Dream
                                           Las Palmas ABC
Community colleges enroll almost half of all
undergraduates in the United States and are the
primary point of access into higher education for
traditionally underrepresented students from the most
at-risk population groups. Moderated by George
Grainger (Houston Endowment Inc.), Kay McClenney
(Center for Community College Student Engagement
– University of Texas) and Sam Cargile (Lumina
Foundation for Education) will report on “Achieving the
Dream,” a national initiative of the Lumina Foundation,

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Friday, September 25, 2009
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.                     Lobby Bar Foyer      Generational Succession in Family            CPE Tr
Conference Registration Open                                   Foundations
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7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.                                Terraza The culture of a family foundation can be distinguished
Breakfast Buffet                                             in the ways power, decision making and practice are
                                                             shared across the generations. While the strategy of
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.                                        each family is unique, there is much that can be learned
Breakout Sessions                                            from others. This session, led by Stephanie Yang of
                                                             SYD Consulting, will offer divergent approaches to
Reframing the Immigration Dialogue                           family philanthropy and include a conversation between
                                                  El Teatro Greg Kozmetsky and Sarah Miller (RGK Foundation),
Is philanthropy prepared to take on the challenges of an members of a family foundation representing different
issue as far reaching and complicated as immigration? In generations.
this session Angela Blanchard, Neighborhood Centers,         Session Designer: Alan Davis
Inc., Houston, will answer: Yes. While our nation was        This session will last 100 minutes and is designed to provide
formed by immigrants, almost everyone agrees that            2.0 hours of continuing education credit to Certified Public
our national immigration system is broken. Emotions,
values and laws are often in conflict in both state and
                                                             The Best of the Best Examples of Collaboration
national debates. How can philanthropy help shape
                                                                                                              Las Palmas BC
the conversation? Through examination of several
                                                             The Lodestar Foundation created the $250,000
case studies, participants will work together to create
                                                             Collaboration Prize primarily as a strategy to accumulate,
thoughtful, constructive responses that can help funders
                                                             analyze and eventually disseminate data on various types
and nonprofits reframe the national debate.
                                                             of successful nonprofit collaboration models. In March
Session Designers: Diane Guiberteau and Toni Moreno
                                                             of this year, following an extensive review process of
                                                             more than 600 nominations, Lodestar announced the
Opening Minds in the Arts:
                                                             first-prize winners. During this session, Lois Savage,
A Case Study in Market-Based Strategic Planning
                                                             president of Lodestar Foundation, Bob Harrington of
                                              Las Palmas A
                                                             La Piana Associates, Inc. and Nicole Ginsburg Small of
Nonprofit arts organizations are learning to employ
                                                             the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science, a finalist for
business models guided by market-based strategic
                                                             the Lodestar Prize, will share key lessons learned about
plans, which include key relationship management,
                                                             successful nonprofit collaborations.
branding strategies and stewardship of key assets
                                                             Session Designers: Marissa Theisen and Mary Jane Rynd
– time, knowledge, and reputation. Examine the
planning process used by Opening Minds through the
Arts Foundation (OMA), whose strategy defines the
                                                             The Update to the IRS Form 990:                CPE
                                                             Use it as a Grantmaking Tool
opportunity, identifies the constituency, and outlines
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action on critical business areas. Presenter Donn Poll
                                                             Foundations regularly request IRS Form 990 from grant
(OMA) suggests, in this session, that it is time for a
                                                             seekers in their due diligence prior to making a grant. In
“bracing realignment of how we manage the nonprofit
                                                             December 2007, the IRS redesigned Form 990, and all
                                                             nonprofit organizations with a tax year beginning after
Session Designer: Don Snider
                                                             December 31, 2007 must file the revised report. Coleith
                                                             Molstad, CPA and Controller of RGK Foundation, will

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Friday, September 25, 2009
explain the intent of the redesign and lead a review of
how the new 990 provides significantly more detailed               they highlight the work of foundations and nonprofits to
information from what historically was required on the             lead efforts in reintegrating the military.
mission, people, programs and financial condition of an            Session Designer: Adrianna Cuellar Rojas and Ken Gladish
organization, making it a more useful grant-application-
review tool.                                                 Philanthropic Leadership in a Web 2.0 World
This session will last 100 minutes and is designed to provide                                              La Valencia A
2.0 hours of continuing education credit to Certified Public Social networking is more than a Saturday golf game,
                                                             and ‘Blog and Tweet’ is not a dance. This session is for
                                                             both seasoned pros and those just beginning to enter the
9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
                                                             waters of new media. Enjoy this opportunity to explore
Breakout Sessions
                                                             Web 2.0 with three leading-edge practitioners in the
                                                             field, who will investigate how YouTube, FaceBook, and
The Change Agent Project
                                                             other user-generated content platforms can support the
                                                   El Teatro
                                                             work of grantmaking. Do not miss this opportunity
Grantmakers succeed when their grantees achieve
                                                             to enter the dialogue, ask the experts, and view some
intended results. This session highlights grantmaking
                                                             of the state-of-the-art applications of new media to
practices that magnify grant impact through changes as
                                                             the field of philanthropy. Plenary Speaker Darian
simple as providing more prompt response to grantee
                                                             Rodriguez Heyman and Web 2.0 Strategy Consultant to
inquiries or as dynamic as engaging grantees and
                                                             Foundations Marc Osten will bring this topic alive.
community stakeholders in shaping success. These new
                                                             Session Designer: Carol Stabler
ways to revolutionize grantmaking are evolving and
being adopted by pioneers in the funding community.                                                           Tr
                                                             Philanthropic Trends in Rural America
Session attendees will learn from Courtney Bourns about
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the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations’ “Change
                                                             Matt Carpenter (El Pomar Foundation) and Carla
Agent Project” and from Lynda Frost about how the
                                                             Roberts (Arizona Community Foundation) will lead a
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is modeling some
                                                             discussion on philanthropic trends in Rural America
of the change agent practices.
                                                             and how trustees and staff can stretch charitable dollars
Session Designers: Jennifer Esterline and Tanya Beer
                                                             to make a regional impact in rural America. Learn
                                                             specifically about the roles that trustees and staff at
Foundations and Nonprofits Supporting Our Troops
                                                             the Arizona Community Foundation and El Pomar
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                                                             Foundation have assumed and their models for working
Over the last six years, 1.8 million American troops have
                                                             with local community leaders to impact rural Arizona
served in military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
                                                             and Colorado.
With more troops expected to return home within the
                                                             Session Designers: Theo Gregory and Marissa Theisen
year, and with unprecedented levels of post-traumatic
stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, unemployment
and other issues, communities struggle to respond to the
needs of military men and women and their families.
Join Nancy Berglass (Iraq-Afghanistan Deployment
Impact Fund), Mary Jalonick (The Dallas Foundation),
Paul Rieckhoff (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of
America) and Amy Palmer (Operation Homefront) as

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Friday, September 25, 2009
Elephants in the Board Room:                                    New Face of Homelessness – Impact of the Economic
A Framework for                      CPE Tr                     Downturn
Understanding Board Issues                                                                                        El Teatro
                                                   Las Palmas A Are more and more families a growing segment of
Designed to deal with issues that face nonprofit                the homeless population? How are home foreclosures
boards (grantmaking organizations that are not private          impacting homeless trends? Jeff Schaffer (Enterprise
foundations), this session will address questions such          Community Partners) and Nan Roman (The
as: what should a board do when it thinks things                National Alliance to End Homelessness) will present a
are not quite clicking? How does it achieve the right           straighforward discussion of emerging trends in family
momentum? The program, led by Ellen Benavides                   homelessness and look at how funders across the country
and Kim Sundet Vanderwall, will present a useful                are responding. Session Designer: Terese Stevenson
framework for being intentional about how to lead
a board, will illustrate how leaders can start safe and         Supporting Nonprofits During the Tough Economy
engaging conversations about unspoken organizational                                                          La Valencia A
assumptions, strengths and values. This is an ideal             Given the current economic climate, how can
session for executive directors and trustees to attend as a foundations best support their grantees to achieve
team.                                                           effectiveness? This important and timely session offered
Session Designer: Diana Hartley                                 by Jeff Pryor (Anschutz Family Foundation), Adrianna
This session will last 100 minutes and is designed to provide   Cuellar Rojas (The Meadows Foundation) and Sharon
2.0 hours of continuing education credit to Certified Public    Knight (Colorado Nonprofit Association) will discuss
                                                                traditional grantmaking initiatives that foundations have
                                                                adopted in tough times as well as innovative and ‘out of
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
                                                                the box’ ideas that are being tested across the country.
Annual Meeting, Founders’ Spirit Award and
                                                                This will be an interactive session with opportunities to
Plenary Luncheon: Sandra Day O’Connor,
                                                                learn from colleagues.
Former U. S. Supreme Court Justice
                                                                Session Designers:
                                                 Ballroom ABC
                                                                Jennifer Esterline and Carolyn Mentesana
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
                                                              Investment Strategies       CPE CFP® Tr
Breakout Sessions
                                                              for the New Era
                                                                                                       Las Palmas ABC
Public Private Partnerships: Arizona Success Stories
                                                              No one need tell foundation leaders that the
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                                                              contemporary investment environment is tumultuous!
Many grantmakers struggle with how the organizations
                                                              In this session two top national investment leaders whose
they fund can maximize grant impact. One solution
                                                              organizations serve endowed entities, Christopher M.
is through collaboration and pooling resources. Or a
foundation may even decide to lead in this process.           Meyer, CFA (Fund Evaluation Group) and Christopher
Learn how foundations in Arizona are playing a                Blume (Goldman Sachs), will focus on the challenge for
catalytic role in forging broad-based collaborations          those who are the stewards of philanthropic resources.
to address critical community needs. Jack B. Jewett           What new lessons can we learn from the last two years?
(Flinn Foundation) and Judy Mohraz (Virginia Piper            How does any strategy prove itself in tough economic
Charitable Trust) will offer their views and share their      times? Learn what investment committees need to know
experiences, including the Arizona Bioscience story.          now and how professional and board officers should
Session Designers: Mary Jane Rynd and Don Snider              frame their approach to the future.

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Friday, September 25, 2009
Session Designer: Ken Gladish                                    Community Foundations, Community Leadership and
This session will last 100 minutes and is designed to provide    Foundation Partnerships
2.0 hours of continuing education credit to Certified Public                                                        El Teatro
This program has been approved by the CFP Board for 2.0          Community foundations continue to grow in number,
continuing education credits.                                    size and activity in the greater Southwest. They work
                                                                 collaboratively with other funders and their own
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.                                            donors across an amazing array of charitable activities.
Breakout Sessions                                                Two expert students and activists with decades of top
                                                                 level experience in the field, Cindy Sesler Ballard and
Multiple Pathways to Graduating from High School                 Stephen D. Mittenthal, examine the possibilities and
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Anne Stanton (James Irvine Foundation) and John                  other funders. They will explore the theories and great
Fitzpatrick (The Texas High School Project) are all too          lessons of partnership and illustrate how community
familiar with the reality that 30% of young people fail to foundations can be even more useful as partners with
graduate from high school, and an equal percentage who others.
graduate are not ready for college. This session, designed Session Designer: Ken Gladish
for both small and large foundations, will include a
discussion of the multiple pathways to college and               Shared Evaluation: How Funders Can Collaborate to
careers where all students—including the large numbers Support Grantees’ Evaluation Capacity
who drop out—are prepared, as well as a review of                                                           Las Palmas ABC
foundation support for multiple pathways to achieve              Panelists Marilee Dal Pra (Virginia Piper Charitable
high school graduation and post-secondary success.               Trust), Christy McClendon (Improving Chandler
Session Designers: Jennifer Esterline and Adrianna Cuellar Rojas Area Neighborhoods) and Michelle Gayles (Valley of
                                                                 the Sun United Way) will discuss a ‘real world’ case
Considering Advocacy?              CPE CLE Tr                    study. Moderated by TCC Group’s Peter York, they will
                                                  La Valencia B illustrate how multiple funders can work together with
If advocacy is a chosen path for your foundation and             a group of commonly shared grantees for the purposes
the organizations you fund, what are the challenges and          of developing and supporting evaluation capacity
what are the benefits? This session, led by Patricia Baca        building, establishing common metrics and investing in
of The Colorado Trust and Leslie Levit Friedman of               a supportive technology to gather data from the grantees’
Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger, explores issues              clients. A remarkable story will be told showing how
that foundation and nonprofit boards must consider               funders and grantees came together within what has
before engaging in advocacy, provides strategies for             been a traditionally competitive environment. Attendees
increasing the effectiveness of advocacy funding, and            will learn about evaluation as well as leveraging the
offers ideas for building the advocacy capacity of your          power and potential of collaborative efforts.
grantees.                                                        Session Designer: Tanya Beer and Jennifer Esterline
Session Designers: Tanya Beer and Marissa Theisen
This session will last 100 minutes and is designed to provide    6:30 p.m.
2.0 hours of continuing education credit to Certified Public     Reception and Dinner
Accountants.                                                     Scottsdale Plaza Resort                     Ballroom ABC
This course has been accreditated for 1.5 CLE hours by the State
Bar of Texas and may qualify for CLE hours with other state bar

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Saturday, September 26, 2009
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.            Lobby Bar Foyer                 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.          CPE CLE Tr
Conference Registration Desk Open                                 Legislative Update
                                                                                                              Ballroom AB
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.                                           A new administration combined with a Democratic
Breakfast Buffet                                     Ballroom C majority in the 111th Congress, the economic
                                                                downturn, a focus on comprehensive healthcare-
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.           CPE CFP® Tr                     reform legislation and the probable reform of several
Economic Update                                                 key tax provisions have created the climate for an
                                                     Ballroom D interesting legislative session. Hear from the Council on
Erik Ogard, Director of Multi-strategy Solutions with           Foundations’ Deputy General Counsel Andrew Schulz
Russell Investments, will explore the potential timing for on how these larger themes impact the philanthropic
a global recovery, examine more closely the fiscal policies sector, what legislative and regulatory changes are in
coming out of Washington D.C. and analyze the latest            the works or can be expected for the remainder of
market events and trends in different industry segments. 2009 and into 2010, and how it all affects the work of
This session will last 60 minutes and is designed to provide    foundations.
1.0 hour of continuing education credit to Certified Public       This session will last 120 minutes and is designed to provide
Accountants.                                                      2.0 hours of continuing education credit to Certified Public
This program has been approved by the CFP Board for 1.0           Accountants.
continuing education credit.                                      This course has been accredited for 2.0 CLE hours by the State
                                                                  Bar of Texas and may qualify for CLE hours with other state bar
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.                                             associations.
Book Synopsis with Randy Mayeux
Uncharitable by Dan Pallotta                                      9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
                                          Ballroom AB             The Funders’ Role in Facilitating Grantee Evaluation
Whether or not you have read the book, participants                                                               Ballroom D
will find this breakfast conversation stimulating and             Adapting to the challenging economic landscape,
provocative. Facilitator Randy Mayeux will provide an             evaluation approaches must meet grantmakers’
overview of the book and explore noteworthy highlights,           information priorities and support grantees’ learning in
sparking an engaging conversation about the nonprofit             a cost-effective manner. The session will include TCC
sector.                                                           Group’s Peter York (Director of Research) and Chantell
                                                                  Johnson (Director of Evaluation) in an interactive
Copies of the text will be available for purchase on site         dialogue on how to utilize evaluation tools toward
during the Annual Conference. You need not have read the          improvement. Funders will be helped to identify their
book in advance to attend this session.                           role in facilitating useful grantee evaluation and have
                                                                  an opportunity to develop personalized logic models,
                                                                  guidelines and a checklist for working with grantees.
                                                                  What is working and what needs improvement will be
                                                                  reviewed as the power and potential of collaborative
                                                                  evaluation efforts are explored.
                                                                  Session Designers: Tanya Beer and Jennifer Esterline

                                                                  11:30 a.m.
                                                                  Conference Adjourns

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         Sessions designated with this symbol identify
  Tr                                                                         Continuing Professional
         topics of particular interest to foundation
         trustees. Please note that while these sessions
                                                               CPE           Education
                                                                             CSF will provide continuing
offer an opportunity for foundation board members            professional education credits for those courses
and trustees to engage in topics directly related to         indicated in this preliminary program. Attendees
governance, these sessions are open to anyone interested     wishing to earn the CPE credit must indicate their
in the topic. Attendees need not be a foundation             intent on the conference registration form and pay
board member or trustee to attend.                           an additional $25 registration fee. Certificates of
                                                             Attendance will be distributed at the end of each
Annual Conference Bookstore                                  Finance/Administration breakout session. Please
CSF will offer an on-site bookstore featuring                know that while these sessions offer an opportunity
publications by annual conference speakers and               for those in need of continuing professional
topics of interest to trustees and staff of grantmaking      education to earn credit, these sessions are open to
foundations. Bookstore hours of operation will be            anyone interested in the topic. Attendees need not
posted during the annual conference. Additionally,           be a CPA, attorney, or in a position of financial
CSF has arranged for The Honorable Justice Sandra                                   oversight to attend.
Day O’Connor to autograph copies of books she
has authored immediately following her luncheon                                    The Conference of Southwest
                                                                                   Foundations is registered with
plenary remarks on Friday, September 25, 2009.
                                                                                   the National Association of
                                                                                   State Boards of Accountancy
Meet the Attorney                                                                  (NASBA), as a sponsor of
Frequent CSF presenter and professional advisor,                                   continuing professional
Houston-based attorney Ron Webster will be available         education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
at the annual conference to meet one-on-one to answer        State boards of accountancy have final authority on
questions about your foundation management issues.           the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.
For an appointment, sign up at the CSF registration          Concerns regarding registered sponsors may be
desk upon your arrival at the conference!                    addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors,
                                                             150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN,
                                                             37219-2417. Web:
Visiting Scottsdale
Consider enjoying the beauty, culture and attractions of                     Attorneys who wish to earn
Scottsdale while attending CSF’s Annual Conference!            CLE           Continuing Legal Education credit
The city is known for its vibrant arts community and                         hours must indicate their intent on
is home to more than 125 galleries, museums and art          the conference registration form and pay the $25
festivals, as well as an expansive public art program,       administration fee. Certificates of Attendance will be
                                                             distributed at each of the designated sessions. Sessions
including the popular ArtWalk held every Thursday            identified with the CLE icon have been approved by the Texas
night from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.                               State Board of Continuing Legal Education.

Scottsdale is also home to nearly 200 golf courses,                            Certified Financial Planner™
one of the highest concentrations of internationally           CFP®           (CFP®) professionals who wish to
recognized chefs, and unique attractions and                                  earn continuing education credit
unforgettable adventures, all set against the beauty of      hours must indicate their intent on the conference
the Sonoran Desert.                                          registration form and pay the $25 administration fee.
                                                             Certificates of Attendance will be distributed at each
                                                             of the designated sessions.

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Conference No Solicitation Policy
This conference is not intended to be an
opportunity for solicitation of any kind,
including solicitation for business, fund

                                                                                                                                                                                        LA VALENCIA

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               NORTH TERRACE
management, or grants.

Who Should Attend
Trustees and staff of grantmaking

                                                                                                                                                                                                GROUP DESK
organizations interested in a broad spectrum
of giving areas as well as in learning more


about operations, management, evaluation,
communication and public policy issues

affecting foundations.


Conference Attire

                                                                                                                                   GARDEN COURT
                                                                                                               GARDEN TERRACE

                                                Scottsdale Plaza Resort Conference Center
Business casual attire is encouraged.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               SCOTTSDALE ROAD
Conference Meals

The following meals will be provided to full

registrants of the conference:

                                                                                                                                      JD’S LOUNGE
                                                                                                               JD’S TERRACE
Thursday:         Lunch
Friday:           Breakfast Buffet, Lunch &

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BELL DESK

                  Evening Reception/Dinner
Saturday:         Breakfast Buffet


Individual Meals

For guests who are not registered for the

full conference, individual meals may be
purchased at the registration desk.


                                                                                                                                                          GRANDE BALLROOM
                                                                                            WEST TERRACE


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EAST TERRACE


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 AV CENTER
                                                                                                                                                            LAS PALMAS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LA VINCA
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Each year, the Conference of Southwest Foundations acknowledges the passing of individuals who have served as donors,
trustees or staff of member foundations.

                   Lorin Boswell, Jr.                                                 Cheri Cartwright
                   Lorin Boswell Foundation                                           Sarkeys Foundation

                   Lorin A. Boswell Jr., 67, passed away                              After battling cancer for almost two years,
                   Tuesday, April 8, 2008, in Fort Worth                              Sarkeys Foundation Executive Director
                   with his daughters at his side. He was                             Cheri D. Cartwright died on March 31,
                   born August 19, 1940, in Fort Worth, a                             2009.
                   descendant of two Fort Worth pioneer
families, the Shaw family, founders of Shaw Brothers Dairy,        Cheri was born in St. Louis, Missouri April 16, 1946. She
and the Boswell family, founders of Boswell Dairies.               graduated from University High School in Norman, earned a
                                                                   bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Oklahoma
He graduated from Yale College in 1962 and subsequently            in 1978 and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma
received a J.D. from The University of Texas Law School.           School of Law in 1981.
He practiced law in Fort Worth for over 40 years. He was a
member of Steeplechase, Kappa Sigma fraternity, the Tarrant        She first began working for Sarkeys Foundation in 1979 as the
County Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the             assistant to the executive director and was named executive
Fort Worth Boat Club. Lorin served on many boards and              director in 1993. Cheri led the foundation from assets of $25
committees, including Harris Hospital and First Christian          million to more than $100 million. She was responsible for a
Church. Lorin carried on the tradition of giving through           grantmaking program of approximately $4 million per year.
a foundation named for his father, the Lorin Boswell               Under her leadership, Sarkeys Foundation became nationally
Foundation.                                                        recognized as a pioneer in the field of nonprofit education,
                                                                   offering training and educational programs to Oklahoma and
Lorin was known for his keen intellect, incredible sense           regional nonprofits. During her tenure as executive director,
of humor and healthy way of life. His passion for fitness          the Foundation relocated to a former church, creating a
began in 1988. He ran several races, including finishing the       conference center and library, and opening the first nonprofit
Cowtown Marathon. He lived the last 20 years of his life at        incubator in the state.
his home on Eagle Mountain Lake, where he enjoyed boating
and spending time with his family and friends. Lorin was an        She also worked as an adjunct professor for the University
avid traveler and especially loved traveling with his family. He   of Oklahoma teaching introductory courses on nonprofit
recently climbed to the top of Mount Batur Volcano in Bali,        organizational management. She assisted the College of
which is 1,717 meters above sea level. After the amazing feat,     Arts and Sciences in developing a minor in Nonprofit
the guide told him that at age 65 he was the oldest person to      Management. In addition to her duties at Sarkeys, Cheri
summit the active volcano.                                         played an active role in community and professional
                                                                   organizations including serving on the board of directors
Lorin was a loving, devoted father and will always be              and as different committee and task force chairs of the
remembered for his great examples of grace, patience,              Conference of Southwest Foundations, the board of directors
generosity and loyalty. Survivors include three daughters and      of Grantmakers of Oklahoma, was vice president of the
their husbands, three granddaughters, a sister, the mother of      Council on Foundations, and as chair of the Institute of
his children, his dear friend and companion, and a host of         Nonprofit Leadership Committee. She was also a member of
extended family and friends.                                       the Oklahoma Bar Association.

                                                                   Cheri is survived by her three children and their families as
                                                                   well as her extended family of three sisters, a brother, and
                                                                   many nieces and nephews who live in the St. Louis area.

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                  Bob J. Crow                                   Mattie Allen Fair. His contributions to the civic life of Tyler
                  Amon G. Carter Foundation                     began at age 25 as the city’s youngest mayor and spanned five
                                                                decades. He also served on the Tyler City Commission.
                    Bob J. Crow passed away peacefully with
                    family by his side on Wednesday, January    James served three years in the Navy during World War II,
                    28, 2009. Bob was born December 13,         including one year in the Pacific Theater. After his military
                    1929, in Alvarado, Texas son of the late    service he became president of Fair Oil Company in Tyler.
                    Oliver “Jack” and Oma Leola Smith Crow.     He began development of the Hide-A-Way Lake Community,
He graduated from Alvarado High School and attended Texas       now the city of Hideaway, in 1967. James served as director of
Christian University, Sophio University in Tokyo, Japan, and    the Peoples National Bank in Tyler, the First Federal Savings
the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern         and Loan Association of Tyler and the Edna Gladney Home
Methodist University. Bob was honorably discharged from the     in Fort Worth. He served on the board of the Salvation Army
United States Air Force as a staff sergeant with the National   as well as The University of Texas at Tyler Development
Security Agency, serving from 1951 through 1954. Prior to       Council and Marvin United Methodist Church.
enlisting in the Air Force, Bob joined First National Bank of
Fort Worth, where he met his loving wife of 52 years, Betty     James was president of the R.W. Fair Foundation and a
Crow. They were married April 1, 1956.                          past president of the Texas Rose Festival Association and
                                                                United Way and past director of the Tyler Area Chamber of
Bob retired from the bank in 1982 as a senior vice president    Commerce as well as past chairman of the Board of Stewards
and senior trust officer. He joined the Amon G. Carter          of Glenwood United Methodist Church. He was the 1981
Foundation in 1983 as executive director and served in          recipient of the T.B. Butler Award sponsored by the T.B.
that role until he retired in 1997. He volunteered his time     Butler Publishing Company, for contributions in leadership.
and financially supported countless community non-              service and community improvements. He was appointed a
profit organizations including Union Gospel Mission, Gill       Tyler Junior College trustee in 1982, then elected and served
Children’s Services, All Church Home for Children, YWCA         21 years on the TJC Board of Trustees, resigning in April
of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, United Way of Tarrant         2003.
County and many others. Bob received a number of awards
over the years in recognition for his leadership, including a   James is survived by his loving family including his wife
Leadership Fellow awarded by Leadership Fort Worth, The         of nine years, Barbara Fair, two sons, two daughters,
United Way Hercules Award, The Chi Rho Award from               grandchildren and a great grandchild.
the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth, The May Owen
Award from the Tarrrant County Medical Society and others.                         Paul R. Haas
Most recently, Bob was recognized by the Fort Worth Metro                          Paul and Mary Haas Foundation
Chapter of The Association of Fundraising Professionals as
the 2008 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser. Bob was also                           Paul R. Haas, a long-time resident of
presented with the Conference of Southwest Foundations’                           Corpus Christi, passed away on Saturday,
Founder’s Spirit Award in 1999.                                                   November 29, 2008, at the age of 93.
                                                                                  Mr. Haas is survived by Mary Haas, his
Survivors include his loving wife, three children, eight                          wife of 72 years, their three children, ten
grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brother and a host    grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.
of extended family and friends.
                                                                Mr. Haas attended Rider College in New Jersey, receiving
                                                                his B.S. in Business. He later attended graduate school at
                  James W. Fair                                 the University of Texas and received one of the first Certified
                  R.W. Fair Foundation                          Public Accountant certifications in the state of Texas. In 1976,
                                                                Rider College awarded Mr. Haas an Honorary Doctor of
                  James W. Fair passed away Friday, March       Laws.
                  20, 2009 in Tyler, Texas. He was born
                  December 22, 1924 in Tyler to R. W. and       Mr. Haas held several positions with La Gloria Oil and Gas

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Corporation, eventually becoming vice president, treasurer,      after a long illness. A very private person, Mrs. Hartley kept a
and director. Texas Eastern Corporation purchased La Gloria      low profile while also serving at the helm of one of Colorado’s
in 1954, and Mr. Haas served as its Administrative Vice          leading foundations. She was a generous and thoughtful lady.
President. After leaving Texas Eastern, he founded and served
as president of Prado Oil and Gas Company and later Corpus       For 27 years, Mrs. Hartley served as chairman of the Helen
Christi Oil and Gas Company. While head of CC Oil and            K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation, named for her parents
Gas, he pioneered the use of computerized analysis of seismic    from whom she learned the importance of giving to her
data (then called the bright spot theory) for independent oil    community. Established in 1948, the Foundation has granted
operations, resulting in the discovery of one of the largest     over $130 million dollars to help relieve suffering, promote
gas fields (El Gordo) offshore of the Texas Gulf Coast at that   self-sufficiency and enrich quality of life. Over the years,
time.                                                            Mrs. Hartley received many honors for her service. She was
                                                                 named one of the 100 First Ladies of Charity in America. She
During his career, Mr. Haas also founded and served as           was recognized by the Kent Denver School as a distinguished
Chairman of the Board and President of Wiltex Corporation,       alumna. She also received the first annual Heart of Gold
Garland Company, and Citronelle Oil and Gas Company. In          Award from the Food Bank of the Rockies.
addition, Mr. Haas was appointed to the Board of Directors
of numerous companies. Mr. Haas believed that he had a           Mrs. Hartley was an honorary member of the Central City
responsibility to return to the community the gifts that he      Opera House Association and a member of the Colorado
had received from it, and to support the community with          Historical Society, the Denver Art Museum, the National
civic activities and community service. To that end, Mr. and     Trust for Historic Preservation, the Junior League and the
Mrs. Haas established the Paul and Mary Haas Foundation          Denver Botanic Gardens. She also volunteered for the USO,
in 1954. Offering college scholarships was an important area     the Red Cross, Visiting Nurse Association and Children’s
of the Foundation’s work, and more than 1,000 students have      Hospital.
benefited from Foundation funding.
                                                                                    Nettie Ruth Hoskins
Mr. Haas served in various capacities for the Coastal Bend                          Driscoll Foundation
Community Foundation, the Commission on Private
Philanthropy and Public Needs, the Conference of Southwest                           Nettie Ruth Hoskins, former director and
Foundations, the Council on Foundations, the Foundations                             treasurer of the Conference of Southwest
Center, the Moody Foundation, The Museum of Northern                                 Foundations, passed away on June 29,
Arizona, the Robert T. Wilson Foundation, and the Sparks                             2009 at the age of 87. She was born in
Foundation. Mr. Haas was a strong supporter of public                                Dunbar, Nebraska on February 4, 1922.
education. and served as President and Trustee of the Corpus                        Nettie Ruth’s devotion to her family, friends
Christi Independent School District. While he was president      and church was unwavering. She inspired all who knew her
of the school board, Corpus Christi schools were racially        with her faith, strength and business savvy.
integrated peacefully. In 1962, he became a member and
Vice-Chairman of the Texas State Board of Education and          She began her career in public accounting at an early age
served with that board until 1972. Of particular pride to        before joining the Driscoll Foundation where she held
Mr. Haas and his family was the naming of the Paul R. Haas       numerous positions over the next 50 years. She was the
Middle School in Corpus Christi in 1968.                         comptroller and executive secretary for 30 years, then added
                                                                 the distinguished title of trustee when she succeeded Dr.
                  Barbara Johnson Hartley                        McIver Furman in 1981. In addition, she served as director
                  Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson                 and treasurer of the Conference of Southwest Foundations
                  Foundation                                     for 15 years. Former CSF Board President, Joe Canon of
                                                                 the Dodge Jones Foundation fondly recalled, “Nettie Ruth
                  Barbara Johnson Hartley, a founding            was a paragon of integrity and responsibility, personally and
                  trustee of the Helen K. and Arthur E.          professionally. I shall always remember fondly her financial
                  Johnson Foundation, died peacefully at         prowess and scrutiny in her role as Treasurer of CSF. One
                  the age of 88 in Denver on June 27, 2009       had the confidence and comfort that nothing escaped her

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due diligence and watchful eye as she perused the financials        animal welfare and environmental concerns. As a longtime
and rendered her reports to the board. We slept well knowing        donor to the Morris Animal Foundation, she encouraged
that Nettie Ruth was taking care of the CSF books.” She was         collaborative animal research studies with Oklahoma
presented with CSF’s Founder’s Spirit Award in 1994.                State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and the
                                                                    development of veterinary research science fellowships. She
In 1984, she was also recognized with a certificate of award        was also instrumental in encouraging national veterinary
and recognition in the Limited 1st Edition of Notable               standards at the Oklahoma City Zoo and their collaboration
Women of Texas. Nettie Ruth was a lifelong learner and              with the OSU Veterinary School. Before her death, Joan set
valued the importance of education. She became Director             up a number of endowment funds at the Oklahoma City
Emeritus of the Del Mar College Foundation Board in 2004.           Community Foundation that will now be funded to benefit
                                                                    the animal welfare organizations that she has long believed in.
She is survived by her daughter and three sons as well as her
sister, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.            Her legacy as a low-key, but effective philanthropist is
                                                                    now fully realized. Joan is survived by her son, Christian
                   Joan Kirkpatrick                                 Kirkpatrick Keesee and her grandson, Blake Christian
                   Kirkpatrick Foundation                           Kirkpatrick Keesee.

                    Joan Kirkpatrick died on August 4, 2009                            A. J. “Jack” Pfister
                    of a leukemia-related illness. She was witty,                      Flinn Foundation
                    stylish, understated and courageous. Joan
                    was born August 7, 1933. She graduated                            A. J. “Jack” Pfister, for 50 years a major
                    from Oklahoma City University with a                              figure in Arizona’s legal, business, and
degree in English in 1954. During this time at school she also                        educational arenas, passed away July 20,
proved to be an accomplished artist and sculptor—hobbies                              2009, at age 75. Among his contributions
she would enjoy the rest of her life. Joan also pursued her own                       to the community was a 15-year stint on
professional goals by working at the art department of then         the Flinn Foundation board of directors.
KMPT-TV in Oklahoma City and earning her real estate
license.                                                            Jack was most widely known for heading the Salt River
                                                                    Project from 1976 to 1991, a period of time during which
Over the years, Joan took particular pride in her volunteer         the utility grew rapidly to match the breakneck growth of
work, especially at Deaconess Hospital. Her most significant        Arizona’s population. Before joining SRP, he was a partner
work was done with the Kirkpatrick Foundation which her             at the law firm of Jennings, Strouss, and Salmon, and, also
parents began in 1955. She first became a board member in           served as a member of the Arizona Board of Regents and as a
1976. She also served as a board member of St. Anthony’s            distinguished research fellow at Arizona State University.
Bone and Joint Hospital, Free to Live animal sanctuary, the         “We are deeply saddened by Jack’s passing,” said David J.
Oklahoma Nature Conservancy and the Oklahoma City Art               Gullen, M.D., chairman of the Flinn Foundation board of
Museum. In 1998 the museum trustees finished a long-range           directors. “He was a wonderful man who brought a deep well
plan and decided to move to a space in the newly re-energized       of wisdom to the board table from his extensive knowledge
downtown area. When Joan mentioned to her father that she           and experience across so many important issues.”
planned to make a sizable gift to this effort, he was pleased,
but had no idea that she would use all of the strength and          The Flinn Foundation was just one of more than a dozen
determination she could muster to get him to match her gift.        organizations to which Pfister gave board service. Others
Together, they made the first and most significant gift to the      included the Arizona Theatre Company, the Center for
new museum effort.                                                  the Future of Arizona, the Maricopa Community College
                                                                    Foundation, and Maricopa Partnership for Arts and Culture.
As Joan continued her work as Chairman of the Kirkpatrick           At various times, he chaired the Arizona Chamber of
Foundation, she began to focus the foundation’s resources           Commerce, the Arizona Humanities Council, the Arizona
on areas that she had a particular interest in, especially          Nature Conservancy, and the Metropolitan YMCA. Upon
                                                                    receiving news of Pfister’s passing, many Arizona leaders

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expressed gratitude for his dedication to strengthening the            1940 and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in
state. “He led the Salt River Project, and indeed every civic          1946. His legal education was interrupted by WWII, where
group and organization on which he served, with quiet skill            he served in England as a Lt. in the Army Air Force. He was
and uncommon wisdom,” said Gov. Jan Brewer, in the East                a member of the Harvard Law Review and, after graduating,
Valley Tribune. Pfister was “a vital part of Arizona, a towering       served as clerk for United States Supreme Court Justice
force, certainly instrumental in bringing water to the Valley          Harold H. Burton. In 1963 he successfully argued a case
through the Central Arizona Project,” Gov. Brewer added in             before that same court.
the Tribune.
                                                                       He devoted much of his time to community service, and as
Pfister earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering, and his           such served as president or trustee of numerous organizations
law degree, from the University of Arizona. He carried his             in Cincinnati. He has received multiple community honors.
commitment to building up Arizona’s universities through               Several of note are the National Conference for Community
his tenure on the Regents and to one of his last board                 and Justice ( 1978), the Neil McElroy Award ( 1988), and
commitments, with the Center for the Future of Arizona,                the United Way of Greater Cincinnati Humanitarian Award
which supports education-related public-policy research and            (1991). The Weston Art Gallery at the Aronoff Center
collaborative initiatives.                                             and a gallery at the Cincinnati Art Museum are named for
                                                                       Alice F. and Harris K. Weston. He established the Harris
                   Harris K. Weston                                    K. and Alice F. Weston Professional Awards for Exemplary
                   Harris & Eliza Kempner Fund                         Professional Service to the community at the Jewish
                                                                       Federation of Cincinnati in 1990, the Harris K. Weston
                    Harris Kempner Weston, son of David F.             Institute of Law and Public Policy at the Legal Aid Society of
                    Weston and Sara Kempner Weston was                 Greater Cincinnati in 1999, and the H.K. Weston Chair of
                    born on March 12, 1918 in Cincinnati,              Humanities at Harvard College.
                    Ohio. He died peacefully at home on June
                    28, 2009. Harris was a loving husband and          Although he was born and raised in Cincinnati, he had a love
father and grandfather whose patient and sympathetic ear               of his mother’s hometown of Galveston, Texas and served on
extended to all he encountered. He believed that each of us            the boards of several family businesses as well as being Vice
has a responsibility to leave the world a better place than he         Chairman of the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund. He served
found it.                                                              continuously for over 50 years.

He was an attorney of Counsel with Dinsmore & Shohl,                   He is preceded in death by his daughter Virginia K. Weston
having been a partner there for over 50 years. He attended             and survived by his wife of 60 years Alice F. Weston, his two
Philips Exeter Academy, graduated cum laude from Harvard               daughters and their husbands, and six grandchildren.

   CSF 2009 Committee Members
   AUDIT AND FINANCE                 Raymond B. Kelly, III                    Ramsay H. Slugg                    Jill E. Goff
                                   William E. Scott Foundation            Roy & Christine Sturgis        The Goff Family Foundation
 Robert J. Cruikshank, Chair                                           Charitable & Educational Trust
  Ray C. Fish Foundation               Leonard R. Krasnow                                                    Margaret E. Marvin
                                  M. B. & Edna Zale Foundation               COMMUNICATIONS               The George and Fay Young
       R. Edwin Allday                                                                                        Foundation, Inc.
   The Fondren Foundation              John H. Robinson                       Josie Burke, Chair
                                    Amon G. Carter Foundation                El Pomar Foundation             Michael K. McCoy
       Tim Brierty                                                                                        The Meadows Foundation
 McKenna Legacy Foundation              Paul L. Robison, Jr.                Vicki Gassiot Ford
                                        Strake Foundation              San Angelo Health Foundation          Christie McElhinney
     L. Michael Hajtman                                                                                        Board Liaison
   Albert & Ethel Herzstein               Mary Jane Rynd                        Susan C. Frantz              The Colorado Trust
    Charitable Foundation           Virginia G. Piper Charitable              Sarkeys Foundation
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     Thomas C. Nall                 Caroline J. Sabin                    Tom Stanton              Norbert D. Dittrich
 Houston Endowment Inc.           The Powell Foundation              The Bernard and Audre        The Robert A. Welch
                                                                      Rapoport Foundation             Foundation
      Carol Stabler               Christopher M. Shaw
 The Meadows Foundation         The George and Fay Young                Robert E. Weiss            Catherine I. Doyle
                                    Foundation, Inc.                The Meadows Foundation     The Constantin Foundation,
   Bernice C. Torregrossa                                                                                 Inc.
  The Moody Foundation         LEGISLATIVE NETWORK             LONG-RANGE PLANNING
                                                                                                       Tom Early
     EDUCATIONAL               Marianne Cabe Long, Chair        Michelle D. Monse, Chair      San Angelo Health Foundation
      PROGRAMS                 C. Louis & Mary C. Cabe          Carl B. & Florence E. King
                                      Foundation                        Foundation               Theophilus D. Gregory,
   Linda K. May, Chair                                                                                Board Liaison
 The Simmons Foundation        John W. Crain, Vice Chair                  Tanya Beer              El Pomar Foundation
                               The Summerlee Foundation               The Colorado Trust
   Roland C. Adamson,                                                                               James B. Harrell
      Board Liaison                    Susie Akers                      John E. Brown           Laredo Area Community
  The George Foundation         Mary E. Bivins Foundation             Windgate Charitable             Foundation
      W. Fain Brock                  John E. Brown                                                 Jana M. Mullins
 Educational Advancement           Windgate Charitable               Susan E. Brown               Rockwell Fund, Inc.
       Foundation                      Foundation               The Samuel Roberts Noble
                                                                    Foundation, Inc.                 Kathy Smith
      Matt Carpenter                  Peggy Clark                                               The Meadows Foundation
   El Pomar Foundation            The Ross Foundation                 Norbert D. Dittrich
                                                                      The Robert A. Welch        Anne Zumbehl Talley
        Brad Davis                   Amanda Cloud                         Foundation           The Rees-Jones Foundation
 Arkansas 4-H Foundation        The Simmons Foundation
                                                                     Linda Perryman Evans         Carrie Coors Tynan
    Laura Lewis Duty               Erica V. Ekwurzel                The Meadows Foundation      Adolph Coors Foundation
   Carl B. & Florence E.        KDK-Harman Foundation
     King Foundation                                              Sarah M. Losinger                 NOMINATING
                                Edmund M. Fountain, Jr.       McCune Charitable Foundation
       Dawn Franks               The Frees Foundation                                            Sally W. Rippey, Chair
    Ben & Maytee Fisch                                               Elizabeth Brient Smith     Adolph Coors Foundation
        Foundation                Sarah M. Losinger                 The Cooper Foundation
                              McCune Charitable Foundation                                        Robert J. Cruikshank
    Marcia Y. Manhart                                                    Don P. Snider           Ray C. Fish Foundation
  The Judith and Jean Pape         Michelle McCown                     Flinn Foundation
Adams Charitable Foundation     Lanward Foundation, Inc.                                         Elizabeth K. Eickman
                                                                        MEMBERSHIP              Kirkpatrick Family Fund
      Betty Massey                Rick McManigle
 The Mary Moody Northen       Community Foundation of the       Cheryl Unis Mansour, Chair        Christie McElhinney
       Endowment                 Texas Hill Country              The Catholic Foundation          The Colorado Trust

     Coleith Molstad                Michelle D. Monse                 Ashley Ann Allison          Elizabeth Brient Smith
     RGK Foundation             Carl B. & Florence E. King            Waco Foundation            The Cooper Foundation
     Peter M. Moore                                                   Sheryl Fields Bogen             Don P. Snider
  The Moody Foundation        David L. Smith, Board Liaison   M. B. & Edna Zale Foundation          Flinn Foundation
                               Abell-Hanger Foundation
       Jeff W. Pryor                                              William V. H. Clarke
Anschutz Family Foundation                                    The Wortham Foundation, Inc.

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