Wikimedia Endowment/Meetings/January 6, 2017


10:00 -10:15 am - Introductions and Business Items (Lisa Gruwell, Chief Revenue Officer, Wikimedia Foundation)

  1. Motion to Appoint Niels Nielsen to the Wikimedia Endowment Board
  2. Discussion and Motion to Adopt the Investment Policy

10:15 - 11:45 am -Discussion of Board and Staff Roles (Annette Campbell White, Endowment Board)

Noon - 1:30 pm - Lunch - Discussion of the Challenge and Opportunities of the WIkimedia Movement (Katherine Maher, Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation)

1:30 - 1:45 pm - Update on Upcoming Fundraising Events (Marc Brent, Wikimedia Foundation)

1:45 - 2:00 pm - Endowment Board Recruitment (Lisa Gruwell)

2:00 - 3:00 pm - Wikimedia Cultural Orientation (Anna Stillwell, Wikimedia Foundation)


Location: Wikimedia Foundation Office, San Francisco

Attendees: Endowment Advisory Board Members:Annette Campbell White, Peter Baldwin, and Niels Christian Nielsen

Wikimedia Foundation Staff:Lisa Gruwell, Anna Stillwell, Marc Brent, Jerry Kim and Katherine Maher

Summary of Action Items:

1) Niels Christian Nielsen was appointed to the Wikimedia Endowment Board. Voting in Favor: Campbell-White and Baldwin. Voting Against: None

2) The Investment Policy was approved. Voting in Favor: Campbell-White, Nielsen and Baldwin. Voting Against: None

3) Board Direction to Staff:

  • Develop mission statement and marketing materials
  • Recruit next two members in California and then decide where the 7th comes from, which could lead to a larger board w/ an executive committee in the future
  • Schedule two Endowment Board meetings per year: London in June 2017 and San Francisco in January 2018
  • Peter Baldwin will host an Endowment Dinner in March.

(minutes approved June 5, 2017)