Women Changing Philanthropy: The MacKenzie-Melinda Scale with Jamie Allison
Welcome to this Special Episode of OUR MONEY POWER - which was recorded live in a packed room of powerhouse women at The Battery Club in San Francisco. We were so excited to do our first recording with a live audience as part of The Battery Club’s women’s history month program. It was great to have the enthusiasm and engagement from the live audience, who also got to ask questions in our wrap up.
In this episode, I’m in conversation with Jamie Allison, the Executive Director of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, a major foundation in the San Francisco Bay Area. The conversation was inspired by an article we co-authored earlier this year for the Chronicle of Philanthropy about the ways Melinda French Gates and MacKenzie Scott are shaking up the philanthropy world not only with the size of their giving — which of course is exceptional — but with the WAYS they are giving.
MacKenzie Scott and Melinda French Gates are making bold money moves that are changing philanthropy for the better - and in doing so, showing the world what happens, when women stand in their money power!
"When you say, are these women doing things differently, do women do things differently? Yes! And we have to, because we've been in a system where other people, men, have made decisions for us and didn't include us. And so, again, one of the things that these two women are modeling is taking their cues from people who have the lived experience, people who are proximate to whatever the challenges are and the potential solutions are."
- Jamie Allison