Bert A. Getz Center for Collaborative Philanthropy
After 15 years of philanthropic investing to improve K-12 education, the Rodel Foundation of Arizona recognized that greater impact was possible by advancing public policies that support effective reform initiatives and ultimately drive systemic change. Rodel also recognized that its individual efforts would be more powerful with the committed support of other philanthropic organizations.
In these positions, as well as the multitude of roles he has held in the business, medical and philanthropic communities, Mr. Getz has been a steadfast proponent of communication and cooperation among entities in order to avoid duplication of effort and to promote effective management of resources. He understood and encouraged the benefits of collaboration long before the term became fashionable.