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Rod Roddenberry, Heidi Roddenberry, and Lior Ipp

We begin our series with a two-part episode featuring senior leaders from the Roddenberry Foundation. Rod Roddenberry is Executive Producer of the CBS hit Star Trek:Discovery and is also the founder of the Roddenberry Foundation. The Foundation is an effort to fund the future envisioned by Rod’s legendary father, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.

This lengthy conversation includes Rod, his wife Heidi, herself a reformed fundraiser, who serves as President of the foundation and their steadfast CEO Lior Ipp. Episode One features mostly Rod speaking about his upbringing and entré into the world of major philanthropy. Episode 2 continues with all three members of the Foundation discussing their current funding programs – the Catalyst Fund, the Roddenberry Prize, and the Roddenberry Fellowship.

Episode 1

Episode 2


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