Throughout her career, Whitney Ball profoundly influenced libertarian and conservative philanthropy – most notably as DonorsTrust’s co-founder.
In August 2015, we lost Whitney to her prolonged battle with cancer. During her 15 years leading the liberty movement’s community foundation, Whitney developed dear friendships with many in our community who miss her dearly.
While the act of perpetuating and building the institution of DonorsTrust honors Whitney, much of her vision for what is possible was only just coming to fruition when her life was cut short. She believed DonorsTrust needed to play a central role in expanding the financial resources available to the libertarian and conservative movement. As part of that, she hoped DonorsTrust could develop the capacity to jumpstart new initiatives and invest in strategic opportunities to advance the cause of freedom. She also believed strongly in the need to cultivate a new generation of philanthropists.
In furtherance of Whitney’s vision, DonorsTrust is pleased to announce the creation of the Whitney Ball Memorial Fund. This program opens new doors to growth – for DonorsTrust as an organization, for liberty-advancing non-profits, and for the donors we serve.
The Whitney Ball Memorial Fund will have three primary objectives:
- Promote and perpetuate Whitney Ball’s name and legacy to her peers and future generations;
- Promote and support the organization Whitney created, DonorsTrust, as an institution that remains viable and competitive in serving its clients’ needs;
- Promote and perpetuate the Liberty Movement as an effective and sustained presence in advocating for economic and personal freedom.