“Every citizen in the United States, and every child, needs to know that they can be a philanthropist.”

Shirley Fredricks is a trustee and former executive director of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation in Los Angeles. Over the past 20 years, Shirley has been deeply engaged in virtually every important movement in the country to educate and inspire family foundation trustees and next generation family members. Among many other honors, Shirley was a founding board member of the National Center for Family Philanthropy.