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John Oddy

Opinion John Oddy 19 November 2015

What’s in a foundation name? More than you might think

Like choosing a name for your child, choosing a name for your foundation forces you to think about your intentions and the impression you want to create. Do you want your foundation to bear your …

Opinion John Oddy and Elizabeth Wong 28 August 2015

Summer Downtime Provides Private Foundations with an Opportunity to Learn, Develop Skills, and Prepare for Year-End

It’s widely accepted in the world of philanthropy that foundation work will slow to a crawl in August. We travel, we play golf, and we enjoy time with family. We take a necessary hiatus from …