Teaching Case - Evolution of The Gill Foundation

Evolution of The Gill Foundation


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  • Product Description

    Computer mogul Tim Gill, who had launched the popular QuarkXPress publishing software during the 1980s, wanted to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations in the United States. Although he had been a successful business executive, Gill was a novice in the world of philanthropy. Gill, a free thinker, decided to start a foundation, and in doing so, imprinted his brand of entrepreneurship on his charitable giving.

    Learning Objective:
    This teaching case and epilogue documents much of the first decade of the Gill Foundation, including critical foundation decision making with respect to program development and governance, and highlights how the foundation became the largest supporter of LGBT organizations in the country.

  • Other Details

    Publication Date: July 8, 2004
    HKS Case Number: 1717.0
    Case Author: Roy Ahn
    Faculty Lead: Christine Letts
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 32
    Setting: United States
    Language: English
    _year: 2000-2009
    _pages: 25+
    _geography: US & Canada
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