Watch: Vikki Spruill on Science Sandbox

The Science Sandbox Advisory Board reacts to the team’s mission

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Vikki Spruill reacts to the Science Sandbox mission, and explains why she views science as a “catalyst for social change.”

To help forge thoughtful partnerships with organizations that push meaningful science engagement forward, Science Sandbox seeks guidance from an eclectic and esteemed team of advisors who are visionaries across a wide spectrum of expertise.

In May 2017, the Science Sandbox team gathered members of their advisory board, and asked them to consider questions such as, “What does it mean to think like a scientist,” and “How can scientific thinking be used as a tool to make decisions?”

Watch more short takes from the meeting and meet other advisory board members here.

Throughout her career, Vikki Spruill has worked to strengthen philanthropy and make it more effective. Since 2012, she has served as president and CEO of the Council on Foundations, the principal leadership organization for foundations of all sizes and types. As the premier voice for the philanthropic sector, Spruill frequently writes and speaks about the impact and value of philanthropy, as well as the important issues impacting the charitable sector. Her writing on philanthropy has appeared in numerous major publications, such as The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.