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Joanne Florino

Adam Meyerson Distinguished Fellow in Philanthropic Excellence
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Joanne Florino is Philanthropy Roundtable’s Adam Meyerson distinguished fellow in philanthropic excellence. In that capacity she consults with and advises foundations and individual donors on operations, management and governance issues with a special focus on protecting donor intent. Joanne previously served the Roundtable as vice president of philanthropic services, and also as senior vice president for public policy. Prior to working at the Roundtable, she volunteered on the strategy committee of the Alliance for Charitable Reform from 2006 until 2013. 

Joanne has worked at nonprofit and philanthropic organizations for her entire career. She was executive director of the Triad Foundation in Ithaca, New York from April 2003 through March 2013. She was also executive director of the Park Foundation, a program associate at The Atlantic Philanthropies and an instructor in American history at Cornell University and Ithaca College. 

Joanne currently serves as an ex officio board member of the New York Council of Nonprofits and an advisory board member of the Legal Insurrection Foundation. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in American history from Cornell University. She currently resides in Renton, Washington.

Authored by Joanne Florino

    • February 27, 2024

    Donor Intent Watch: Cash-Strapped University Asking Court to Lift Donor Restrictions on Funds 

    • February 21, 2024

    Philanthropic Agency: The Downside of Separating Givers from Their Giving

    • February 7, 2024

    Sunsetting: A Conversation about Donor Intent with the William E. Simon Foundation

    • January 23, 2024

    Donor Intent Watch: How Much Power do Higher Education Donors Have?

    • December 21, 2023

    Donor Intent Watch: How Donor Satisfaction is an Issue for Large and Small Donors Alike

    • December 13, 2023

    Top Ten Tips for Higher Education Funders

    • November 29, 2023

    Donor Intent Watch: Higher Education Donors React to Campus Responses to Israel-Hamas War

    • November 20, 2023

    Grow Generosity on Giving Tuesday

    • October 26, 2023

    Donor Intent Watch: A Dispute at the Berkshire Museum Offers Lessons on Donor Intent

    • October 11, 2023

    Philanthropy Roundtable Pays Tribute to Charles (Chuck) Feeney

    • September 27, 2023

    Donor Intent Watch: Is the Barnes Still the Barnes?

    • August 23, 2023

    Donor Intent Watch: Courts Rule on Arts and Education Controversies