Foundation Source Advisors Announces Additions to its Leadership Team-Martha Campbell Named Philanthropic Director, Western Region;
July, 29 2009 — Foundation Source, the nation’s leading provider of support services for private foundations, today announced that two senior executives have joined the leadership team of Foundation Source Advisors. Martha Campbell, based in Oakland CA, has been named Philanthropic Director, Western Region, and will work primarily with the company’s West Coast clients. Robert Burakoff, based in Arlington MA, has been named Senior Advisor, and will oversee Foundation Source’s consulting services nationwide and serve as a philanthropic resource for the company’s East Coast clients. They join a team that includes Sharon Schneider, Philanthropic Director, Central Region, and Page Snow, Foundation Source Chief Philanthropic Officer and President of Foundation Source Advisors, who is based in Fairfield, CT.
* Martha Campbell, former vice president of programs for the James Irvine Foundation, brings to the company 24 years of leadership and management experience in the nonprofit sector. She is a nationally recognized expert in foundation evaluation and accountability and has served in various leadership roles on foundations and on nonprofit boards. She has a decade of experience in Africa with USAID, CARE and the Peace Corps. She has a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a Masters in Public Administration from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
* Robert Burakoff joins the company after leading his own national consulting practice for over 10 years where he worked with nonprofits, funders and other social enterprises to meet critical challenges and increase mission impact. Clients included the Pew Charitable Trusts, The Wallace Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center, Habitat for Humanity International, the New York Association of Regional Grantmakers and others. Prior to that, he served as the founding director of Harvard Business School’s Social Enterprise Initiative, where he also launched a nonprofit consulting partnership with McKinsey & Company. He holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Harvard.
Foundation Source Advisors provides a wide range of advisory, programmatic and educational services to private foundations led by active donors and their families who wish to make their philanthropy more effective, more creative and more rewarding.
For family foundations who want support at every stage of their philanthropy from “inception to impact,” Foundation Source Advisors has assembled a team of experts skilled at working with families to develop and refine their mission, strategy and direction. Advisory teams are led by senior Foundation Source executives who tap third-party philanthropic advisors as needed for their geographic or domain expertise. Advisory assignments are executed on a timely, cost-effective basis to facilitate rapid decision-making and implementation.
Going beyond strategy to tactical execution, Foundation Source Advisors also offers a Program Office to help put plans into action. Program Office activities range from identifying charities that best fit the family’s mission, to conducting due diligence on grantees, to structuring major gifts and assisting with non-standard grants.
Foundation Source also produces educational content specifically oriented to the needs and interests of 21st century private foundations. These booklets and white papers cover such meaningful topics as engaging the family, best practices for foundation management and strategic philanthropy.
Commenting on the staff additions, Page Snow, Foundation Source Chief Philanthropic Officer and President of Foundation Source Advisors said, “Marty and Bob bring an incredible depth of experience to the company. They are senior people who have worked with some of the most sophisticated and innovative nonprofits and funders in the world. I have worked with them both in the past and am excited that this level of expertise will now be available to all Foundation Source clients.”
Added Andrew C. Bangser, Foundation Source President, “On behalf of the many private foundations we serve, we are excited about working with Marty and Bob. For several years, Foundation Source has helped make giving a more rewarding experience for active donors and families. The recent creation of Foundation Source Advisors and the additions to staff of such experienced and talented individuals, signify an increased focus in this area that provides tremendous value to every one of our client foundations.”
About Foundation Source (www.foundationsource.com)
Foundation Source is the nation’s leading provider of support services for private foundations. The company’s back-office, online and support services ease the burden, freeing foundations to focus more on mission, strategy and family priorities and less on back-office administration and compliance tasks. The result: better run foundations with greater social impact. Foundation Source was recently named Philanthropic Group of the Year by the editors of Private Asset Management.
Today, Foundation Source provides its full range of award-winning services to nearly 900 private foundations coast-to-coast representing over $3.2 billion in foundation assets. Foundation Source provides its services through partnerships with the nation’s leading private wealth management firms, trust and estate attorneys and CPAs. The company is headquartered in Fairfield, CT with regional offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle.