When setting up your foundation, choosing board members may be the most important decision you make. No matter the legal framework you choose, no matter the checks and balances you institute in your founding documents: Foundations are human institutions. They embody the strengths and weaknesses of the men and women who govern and run them. With the right set of trustees, your foundation can function as you intend, even if the safeguards for preserving donor intent are less than ideal. With the wrong trustees, even a superior legal structure for upholding your legacy can prove disastrous. Veteran philanthropic advisor Jeffrey Cain, himself a foundation board member, has helped donors with decisions about board members. In this session, he will offer guidance in how to think carefully about the selection of your trustees—and how they will perpetuate themselves after you’re gone.