The Philanthropy Collaborative

Our Board

John Tyler - Chairman
Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

John is an expert and frequent speaker on public policy issues affecting non-profit governance and private foundation issues. He has authored numerous articles including a recent monograph for The Philanthropy Roundtable -- How Public is Private Philanthropy? Separating Reality from Myth.

John has served as a member of the Advisory Board to NYU Law School's National Center on Philanthropy and the Law and as President and member of the School Board for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, among many others. Tyler has received numerous awards for public service from the Missouri Bar Association, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Kansas City Business Journal, Junior Achievement, Ingram's Magazine, and others.

Robert Egger
Founder of DC Central Kitchen
Founder and President of LA Kitchen
Founder and President of Cforward

Robert Egger leads the nation's first "community kitchen", where unemployed men and women learn marketable culinary skills. Since opening in 1989, the DCCK has distributed over 20 million meals and helped 700 men and women gain full-time employment.

Robert is an expert and frequent speaker nationally and internationally on hunger and homelessness, social enterprise and nonprofit unity. He has numerous accolades including listed on the Non Profit Times "50 Most Powerful and Influential Nonprofit Leaders" list, named an Oprah Angel, and a Washingtonian of the Year. Robert's book on the non-profit sector, Begging for Change, received the 2005 McAdam Prize for "Best Nonprofit Management Book" by the Alliance for Nonprofit Management. Robert currently leads the V3 Campaign, which educates politicians on the economic contributions of America's nonprofit sector.

Linda Evans
President and Chief Executive Officer
Trustee and Director
The Meadows Foundation

Linda leads the Meadows Foundation, established in 1948 by Algur H. and Virginia Meadows to assist the people and institutions of Texas improve the quality and circumstances of life for themselves and future generations. Prior to Meadows, Linda had a career in government and public relations. She worked on President Gerald Ford's campaign, for the late Senator John Heinz, and in the Office of Media Relations and Planning for President Ronald Reagan's White House.

Linda has held leadership positions with the Council on Foundations, the Conference of Southwest Foundations, the Independent Sector, the Mid-America Foundations Task Force on Standards and Accountability and the Forum of Regional Association of Grantmakers. In addition, Linda has received the YWCA 100 Outstanding Women's Award and the Encomienda de la Orden de Isabel La Catholica, one of Spain's highest honors, in 2002 for her work on behalf of enhancing relations between Spain and the United States.

Joanne Florino
Senior Vice President for Public Policy
The Philanthropy Roundtable

Joanne has been executive director of the Triad Foundation of Ithaca, New York, since 2003. The values which drive the philanthropic mission of Triad reflect the desire of its donor, Roy Hampton Park, to encourage Americans to take advantage of the opportunities offered by their country. Triad's grantmaking moves forward his commitment to democracy and free enterprise, to religious liberty and freedom of thought, and to broad access to education and employment. Before Triad, she began her quarter-century career in philanthropy with the Atlantic Philanthropies in 1984, and then the Park Foundation.

Joanne is a frequent speaker on foundation issues, including testifying before the House Education and Labor Committee on the role of foundation grantmaking for the arts and culture. She has held leadership positions at Council on Foundations, the Alliance for Charitable Reform, and the Grantmakers Forum of New York.

Claire Gaudiani
Clinical Associate Professor
George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising,
New York University

Claire is a noted academic, expert and frequent speaker on the history and economics of American philanthropy. Before joining NYU -- and before that at Yale Law School - Claire served for 13 years as President of Connecticut College where, under her leadership, Connecticut College quintupled its endowment and rose to the top 25 liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Claire has written extensively including, Social Entrepreneurship in America:Women Building a more Perfect Union, and the much heralded The Greater Good: How Philanthropy Drives the American Economy and Can Save Capitalism. Gaudiani is a director of numerous corporate and social profit enterprises specializing in corporate governance issues. Her current directorships include The Henry Luce Foundation, MBIA Inc. (where she chaired the governance committee for seven years) and The National Council for Economic Education.

Holly Welch Stubbing
Sr. Vice President, Client Services & Legislative Affairs
Foundation for the Carolinas

Holly leads FFTC's client services and scholarships team, which includes oversight of their competitive grantmaking portfolio consisting of corporate and family foundations, scholarship funds and corporate disaster relief funds. Holly also supervises the Foundation's efforts related to public policy, compliance and advocacy.

Holly is a frequent speaker on public policy and nonprofit governance matters. She is a member of the North Carolina and Tennessee Bar Associations and currently serves on the Legislative and Public Policy Committee and the Legal & Regulatory Action Committee of the Council on Foundations, as well as the Government Relations Committee for the Southeastern Council on Foundations and the Public Policy Committee of the North Carolina Network for Grantmakers. She serves on the John M. and James L. Knight Foundation Charlotte Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of EcoAmerica.