John Tyler is general counsel, corporate secretary, and ethics officer for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He serves on the board and as secretary of the Philanthropy Roundtable, is on the steering committee for the Alliance for Charitable Reform, and has also served on the Independent Sector’s public policy committee. Tyler has designed courses for Columbia University’s masters in nonprofit management program. He has written dozens of articles and book chapters on philanthropy and public policy, and frequently speaks on a wide array of topics related to the role of philanthropy in American society.