Sunday, April 29 - 2:30-4 p.m
This new lecture celebrates grantmakers who help "set the agenda" for public consideration and debate. It is named after Paul Ylvisaker, a courageous and often lone voice on issues such as urban affairs, civil rights, community engagement, the environment, and philanthropy.
The 2012 Ylvisaker Public Policy Lecturer is Linda Reed, president and CEO of the Montana Community Foundation, where she is helping residents understand how endowments can help ensure that their hometown continues to be a place where people choose to live, can find work worth doing, and want to raise families.
The lecture is free and open to all conference attendees. No separate registration is required. For additional information, contact Evelyn Gibson, the Council’s awards program director (email@example.com or 703-879-0691).
President and CEO
Montana Community Foundation
Reed moved to Montana to become the president of a Helena bank. She subsequently joined the administration of Gov. Marc Racicot as his economic development adviser. She also worked for US West (Qwest) in its policy and law division before joining the foundation in 2001. She is a strong supporter of downtowns as centers of community life and has a passion for helping Montana’s rural communities create choices about their future through development of local community foundations.