Announcing the Sterling NYC Network

THE ROBERT STERLING CLARK FOUNDATION CONVENES LEADERS TO TAKE INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO ADVANCING ECONOMIC MOBILITY IN NEW YORK CITY 

 (ROBERT STERLING CLARK FOUNDATION LAUNCHES NETWORK OF CROSS-SECTOR LEADERS TO ADVANCE ECONOMIC MOBILITY IN NEW YORK CITY)

City leaders across nonprofit, government, and business sectors join forces to make systems impact 

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Lisa Pilar Cowan
Whitman Institute Profiles Phil Li

Since his appointment as president a year and a half ago, Phil Li of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation has taken dramatic steps toward embodying trust-based philanthropy, including getting rid of lengthy reporting requirements and shifting toward multi-year unrestricted support. As part of The Whitman Institute’s ongoing series featuring funders embodying trust-based philanthropy, we sat down with him to get the scoop:

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The Whitman Institute
A New Chapter for The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation

The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation has undergone a generational change in leadership with the retirement of Margaret C. Ayers after thirty-eight years of service and the arrival last year of Phil Li, our new president.   The foundation’s transition has provided a welcome interlude for the Board. We have reflected on our programs and, in doing so, have thought about the nature of leadership in a foundation and, more broadly, leadership within the nonprofit and governmental sectors, especially in New York City. 

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James Allen Smith