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How Will Your Foundation’s Story Be Told in 100 Years: Why Archives Matter

Date: 12/11/2012
Time: 2:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Philanthropy New York, 4th Floor, 79 Fifth Avenue, NYC.

We invite CEOs, trustees and other senior staff to join foundation leaders and seasoned experts in an intimate discussion of the art of preserving foundation records. Topics will range from finding the right archive for your foundation materials, to deciding what should be kept vs. what needs to be, to the rapidly evolving discussion of how electronic records should be stored. These are just some of the most important preservation issues facing small, medium and large foundations that our panelists and attendees will explore, using case studies from their colleagues in the sector.



  • What records should be kept (that might be of long-term value) vs. what must be kept?
  • How should electronic records be handled?
  • Where are foundations depositing their records—libraries, historical societies, universities or archive centers?
  • What is the right access policy—immediate or a 10-to-20-year wait?


A Philanthropy New York Thought Leader program.

This program is "Partially Open."




Designed for

CEOs, trustees and other senior staff

2:45 - 3:00 PM Check-in
3:00 - 5:00 PM Program
5:00 - 6:00 PM Reception


Registration is required by December 7th.

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please click on the link above (visible through December 7th).

Non-members: Please email A staff member will contact you regarding payment for a $150 fee.

Please email with any questions.