Date
Feb 26, 2018, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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On Monday, February 26, 2018, David. W. Miller, Director of the Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative interviewed Ann Fudge on the topic of “Giving as a Lifelong Habit.”

Ann Fudge is the former chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands, a global network of marketing communications companies. Prior to that, Fudge served as president of the Beverages, Desserts, and Post Division, a $5 billion unit of Kraft Foods. Before joining General Foods, she spent nine years at General Mills. She currently serves as chair of the U.S. Programs Advisory Board of the Gates Foundation, and trustee of the Brookings Institution and of WGBH Public Media, in addition to serving as a member of the State Department’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board.

Fudge is a former trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Council on Foreign Relations, and was formerly on the boards of General Electric and Infosys. She is currently on the boards of Novartis, Unilever (vice chair), and Northrop Grumman, in addition to serving on the Harvard Corporation Finance Committee, the board of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and on the HBS Visiting Committee.

A committed philanthropist focused on education and youth, Fudge has served as a trustee at Morehouse College and on the boards of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Harvard Overseers, and Simmons College.

The former President of the Executive Leadership Council, Fudge was honored in 2005 with the establishment of the Ann Fudge Scholars program. More than 50 young women have received the Ann Fudge Scholarship since its inception in 2005. She helped establish the H. Naylor Fitzhugh Chair at HBS, and she and her husband have also set up scholarships at Bowdoin College and Simmons College.

Fudge has two sons and five grandchildren and lives in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

The Doll Family gift aims to inspire the University community toward a greater understanding of the many varied relationships between religion and money, including philanthropy, personal and corporate stewardship, and wealth and poverty. The Doll event was established in 2007 by Henry C. Doll ’58 and his family. It reflects the family’s longstanding interest in the subject of philanthropy and its relationship with religion.