Case Study

Strategic focus and change across generations: The Richard Ivey Foundation

13 pages
April 2004
Reference: IMD-3-1389

Philanthropy is an area of growing interest for families in business as well as public companies worldwide. How to “do good well” remains a major challenge to organizations seeking to contribute to problem resolution in their local or global community. This case follows the evolution of The Richard Ivey Foundation, from traditional beginnings through unconventional approaches, all with a pragmatic emphasis on competence, professionalism and results. The organization pursued its own path to its philanthropic goals and utilized the most efficient tools available in addressing need. Moral leadership, public advocacy, financial transparency and external expertise figured prominently in the success and relevance of this 50+-year-old family foundation.

Philanthropy, Change, Environmental Activism
Field Research
© 2004
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