Daren, Sammie and I just returned from 4 days at the Council on Foundations (COF) Family Philanthropy Conference in San Jose, CA. The conference provided a terrific opportunity to connect with many clients including Mara from the Morgan Family Foundation, Kim from the Leo M. Shortino Foundation, Annie with Frieda Fox, brand new client William Davidson Foundation and many others. In addition to attending sessions focused on technology, philanthropy and social networking, we joined many of the locals cheering on the San Jose Sharks (NHL) to victory Sunday night!
The COF Foundation drew about 500 philanthropists and their staff from all over the country to Silicon Valley for 3 days. Much of the content highlighted some of the non-traditional philanthropic models that resulted from tech visionaries such as Steve Jobs, Pierre Omidyar, William Hewlett and Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.