Kelly and Isabel talk about how “finding their person” guided them along their philanthropic journey. In this family, each generation encourages the next by engagement, mentorship, and resilient family culture. Learn more about the Surdna Foundation’s inspiring story of multi-generational giving.

“Having a ‘person’ is about finding those that pull the best out of you and being able to produce the best, most authentic voice that you have.” – Isabel Griffith, Surdna Foundation

Check out their unique story below.



NCFP’s Engaging the Next Generation Peer Network Series 

Thrive at Five: The Secrets of Long-Term Family Philanthropy

Thrive at Five: Families Sharing Stories 

Family Culture: Creating a Resilient Family Tree 

More resources from Surdna Foundation:

2016 – 2017 Years in Review: Supporting Communities, Guided by Principles of Social Justice

Social Justice at the Surdna Foundation