Venture Philanthropy: Is it for Everybody?[June 13, 2022]

Building on past presentations where we spotlighted the individual efforts of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Foundation Fighting Blindness, and JDRF, in another of our Venture Philanthropy series we heard from Mark Roithmayr, CEO of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF).

Mark gave a brief presentation on the ADDF’s venture model, then focused more broadly on an organizational checklist to consider before taking on venture philanthropy as a model for your organization. Keys for success, pitfalls and traps along the way all were discussed in detail.

The following two write ups from Harvard Business School on venture philanthropy are extremely valuable background reading.