StoryCorps is Coming to the Council on Foundations 2014 Annual Conference

Space is Limited, Apply to Participate Today!
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

What was your life path that led you to philanthropy?
What do you count as your biggest accomplishment in this field?
Can you describe the greatest obstacle you have had to overcome in your career?

StoryCorps, a national oral history project, is coming to the Council on Foundations' 2014 Annual Conference: Philanthropy Exchange to record and preserve the stories of our professional network and community. As part of our ongoing efforts to tell the story of philanthropy and inspire new leadership, we hope you’ll make a reservation to interview someone you care about or want to get to know better. We hope to share and preserve your personal stories about your journey to philanthropy, your work in the field, and your hopes for the future.

Recordings will take place on June 9, 2014 at the Washington Hilton.

A StoryCorps interview is 40 minutes of uninterrupted time for meaningful conversation between two people who know each other. It’s an opportunity to ask the questions that matter and preserve your stories for future generations. If you aren’t familiar with Storycorps, you may listen to edited interviews and watch the latest animated shorts at In addition, StoryCorps' weekly broadcast is featured on NPR's Morning Edition and at

At the end of your session, you’ll take home a CD of your conversation, and with your permission a copy will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and with the Council on Foundations.

How to apply to participate:

There are six spots available to attendees of the 2014 Annual Conference. If you would like to participate in StoryCorps, please take a moment to fill out our participation interest form, found here.

If you have questions about the program or how to apply, contact Jesse Salazar at

About StoryCorps

StoryCorps’ mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, preserve, and share their stories. StoryCorps is currently one of the fastest-growing nonprofits in the country. Each week, millions listen to StoryCorps’ award-winning broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition. StoryCorps has published three New York Times bestselling books: All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps; Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps; and Listening is an Act of Love. For more information or to listen to stories online, visit