Jane Wales

Vice President of Philanthropy and Society, Director, Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, The Aspen Institute; Founder and CEO, Global Philanthropy Forum

Jane Wales is vice president of philanthropy and society at the Aspen Institute, founder of the Global Philanthropy Forum, and host of NPR’s “World Affairs.” She was previously senior director for science and technology on the National Security Council and associate director for national security and international affairs in the Clinton White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In the Carter administration, she was deputy assistant secretary of state. Wales chaired international security programs at Carnegie Corporation and at W. Alton Jones Foundation and directed the Rockefeller Brothers Fund Project on World Security. She collaborated with Robert McNamara on the book Out of the Cold.

Videos/Audio of Jane Wales

Trust is democracy’s most valuable asset; we simply can’t work together to solve large problems without it. Yet, trust... See more
You seek lasting change. But is your foundation built for that purpose? Is the traditional grantmaking model up to the... See more
Strategic, highly focused philanthropy—combining head and heart—has attracted a growing number of individuals and... See more
Not only are leaders of private, corporate and family foundations results-oriented, but they seek to leverage and learn... See more
Philanthropy is playing a role as never before in tackling the challenges of health. Foundations have stepped in where... See more