Mind the (Knowledge) Gap: One Foundation’s Approach to Creating Broad Social Benefits

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Will Miller
The Wallace Foundation


Rhodes Conference Room
Sanford Building
201 Science Drive


About the Speaker:

Since 2011, Will Miller has been the President of The Wallace Foundation, an independent national foundation that is the philanthropic legacy of DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace, the founders of The Reader’s Digest Association.  The foundation’s mission is to Will Miller Photofoster improvements in learning and enrichment for disadvantaged children and the vitality of the arts for everyone.  

The former chairman of Irwin Management Co., a privately owned investment management firm, Mr. Miller has significant leadership experience in the civic, nonprofit, and philanthropic sector.  He has played key roles in a variety of civic and educational reform efforts in Indiana.  With Columbus’ mayor, Mr. Miller Co-Chaired Vision 20–20, a major civic investment initiative focused on rebuilding the city center of Columbus.  He currently serves on the board of Cummins, Inc. and three mutual funds managed by Capital Research & Management.  He was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008.


About the Lecture:
The Foundation Impact Research Group (FIRG) is a seminar series hosted by the Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society. FIRG seminars explore the relationship between strategic choice-making and impact measurement in foundations and not-for-profit organizations.


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