The Inspiration Lives On: Establishing The Caroline Oliver Fund for a New Vision

Caroline OliverCaroline Oliver possessed a sharp, incisive intellect, a warm and generous heart, and an abiding passion for creating a better world. True to her values, Caroline selflessly devoted the last years of her life to the advancement of excellence in governance. As CEO of Govern for Impact, she and the Govern for Impact Board together galvanized the entire community around a far-reaching vision of a world in which it is commonplace for organizational boards to engage in owner-accountable governance in service to our shared humanity. Although often struggling to maintain her health and energy, she somehow found time to edit Board Leadership and write the British Governance Standard, and more recently, was excited about contributing to the important work of the International Organization for Standardization.

Since Caroline's untimely passing in January 2018, Govern for Impact has received many inquiries from her colleagues, friends, and clients across the globe asking how they can give in her memory. Out of deep respect and admiration for our friend and colleague and for the significant contributions she made to the field of board governance, the Govern for Impact Board of Directors has unanimously, with a heavy but hopeful heart, established The Caroline Oliver Fund for a New Vision.

The proceeds of the Fund will be used to sustain Caroline's legacy, supporting the realization of this long-term vision that will inspire excellence in principled, owner-accountable board governance, striving to bring about better communities and a better world. The Govern for Impact Board will strategically designate these resources towards the organization's research, learning, and advocacy agenda, sustaining Caroline's dream and affirming her life's work.

We invite individuals and organizations from across the world to join us in honouring Caroline's memory and keeping her work alive by making a donation to the Caroline Oliver Fund for a New Vision. To do so, please see below.

We thank you for commemorating Caroline as a dearly loved and longstanding member of our community, and for your generous contribution that will move the vision forward.


To make a donation by check, mail the check (made payable to 'The Caroline Oliver Fund') to our corporate address:

Govern for Impact
2206 Village West Drive South
Lapeer, MI 48446

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Please note that Govern for Impact is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization , Tax ID #16-1604341, incorporated in the U.S. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Note that deductions vary across nations and with changing tax codes. *Required

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