38 min

Episode 1 - Family: Diana & Dena Stories from The Kendeda Fund

    • Society & Culture

Blessed with wealth she never envisioned having, Diana Blank began a remarkable and unconventional philanthropic journey in the early 1990s. Ten years ago her daughter, Dena Kimball, joined Diana on that journey. In this opening episode, mother and daughter sit down for an intimate, at times hilarious, discussion about The Kendeda Fund’s origins, what it means to give away more than $1 billion, and the impact that Diana’s philanthropy has made over the past thirty years. 


Stories from The Kendeda Fund is an audio storytelling project documenting the origins, impact and legacy of The Kendeda Fund. Each episode highlights an element of The Kendeda Fund’s philanthropic journey, revealing useful lessons for nonprofit veterans and emerging donors alike. Learn more at www.kendedafund.org.  
This episode was produced by Wonder Media Network. Our Executive Producers are Dena Kimball and David Brotherton. 

Blessed with wealth she never envisioned having, Diana Blank began a remarkable and unconventional philanthropic journey in the early 1990s. Ten years ago her daughter, Dena Kimball, joined Diana on that journey. In this opening episode, mother and daughter sit down for an intimate, at times hilarious, discussion about The Kendeda Fund’s origins, what it means to give away more than $1 billion, and the impact that Diana’s philanthropy has made over the past thirty years. 


Stories from The Kendeda Fund is an audio storytelling project documenting the origins, impact and legacy of The Kendeda Fund. Each episode highlights an element of The Kendeda Fund’s philanthropic journey, revealing useful lessons for nonprofit veterans and emerging donors alike. Learn more at www.kendedafund.org.  
This episode was produced by Wonder Media Network. Our Executive Producers are Dena Kimball and David Brotherton. 

38 min

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