Swanee Hunt’s foundation, Hunt Alternatives Fund, has committed $130 million to supporting these causes and she plans to spend down the Fund’s endowment over the next 10 years. But, Hunt says that her expectations for seeing the results of her philanthropy during her lifetime are in check. “If my goal is bold enough and my vision far out enough, I will never see the success,”says Hunt. And perhaps it’s the influence of her parents that makes her comfortable with that. Watching her father dig 99 dry oil wells before hitting a gusher and absorbing her mother’s grace of “it’s OK” — “Those two were a powerful combination of ‘just go out and try.’”
Starting with a combined $10 million, Swanee and Helen Hunt eventually raised over $170 million from women, for women and girls through Women Moving Millions.
Learn more about Women Moving Millions at the Bridgespan Group.
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