I Am Family Philanthropy: Shirley Fredricks, Lawrence Welk Family Foundation

Everyday we see committed and generous families making positive impacts on the communities and issues they serve. We want to share their stories and are delighted to announce our new I Am Family Philanthropy video series. Each month, we will share a new profile in their own words. In this inaugural video, we feature NCFP founding board member Shirley Fredricks of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation.

Specifically, we ask people to reflect on:

• How family philanthropy has changed the lives of family philanthropists;
• How family philanthropy has impacted communities, causes, and society; and
• What they are most proud of.

Shirley Fredricks, long-time trustee of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation, reflects on her experiences creating a junior board comprised of her children, nieces and nephews, and the impact this board had on their family and the families they served.