Posts by Barbara W. Hostetter

Barbara Hostetter

Barbara Hostetter is co-founder and chair of the Board of Trustees of the Barr Foundation. She served as the Foundation’s president from its inception through 2014, managing its early grantmaking, overseeing organizational development, and shaping grantmaking strategies. She worked closely with the Foundation’s first two executive directors and became board chair with the arrival of Barr’s current president, Jim Canales, who was appointed in 2014.

To Advance Racial Equity, Foundation Boards Need to Take an Active Role

Barbara Hostetter

Barbara W. Hostetter

Co-founder and Chair

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Reflections from Barr's board chair and president amidst the Foundation's continuing equity journey.

January 19, 2021 | Category: From the President

From Family Philanthropy to a Legacy Foundation

Barbara Hostetter

Barbara W. Hostetter

Co-founder and Chair

Barr’s co-founder and chair discusses expanding the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

October 10, 2017 | Category: Barr News

A Word of Thanks to a Gifted Leader

Barbara Hostetter

Barbara W. Hostetter

Co-founder and Chair

Barr's trustees offer their appreciation to Melinda Marble as she concludes her term as interim executive director.

April 28, 2014 | Category: Barr News