The philanthropist John Hunting took an unconventional approach when he decided in 1999 to spend all of his foundation's assets over a decade.
Rather than creating a foundation that would live in perpetuity, he opted to create an organization that would attempt to achieve its goals in a short time.
Why did he decide to take that action? And what can other philanthropists and nonprofit leaders learn from his experience?
Join us on Wednesday, October 27, at noon U.S. Eastern time when Mr. Hunting will answer questions about what is involved in creating and running a foundation with a limited life. Also joining the discussion will be Anita Nager, the former chief executive of the Beldon Fund, Mr. Hunting's foundation; and Jason Franklin, a philanthropist and the executive director of Bolder Giving.
This discussion is part of a series of discussions with the nation's most interesting philanthropists, which The Chronicle is holding with Bolder Giving, an organization that works to encourage philanthropists to give more generously.
You can read about the lessons Mr. Hunting and his staff learned in this article from The Chronicle's archive.