Family Philanthropy at the Holidays: Faith, Gratitude & Tradition

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According to the 2012 Bank of America Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy, 43 percent of the households they surveyed said they make more charitable contributions during the holiday season (October to December) than during the rest of the year. What are the connections between the holidays and family giving? How do faith, gratitude, and family charitable traditions enhance and ignite the giving impulse? And what are some strategies family funders have used to encourage increased giving around the holidays?Join this special Family Philanthropy Webinar and hear from several representatives that have found creative and meaningful ways to celebrate the holidays.

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Ginny Esposito

Virginia M. Esposito

Virginia M. Esposito, is the founding president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. In January…

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Lynn Schusterman

Lynn Schusterman is the Founder and Chair of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network, a…

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Lisa Parker

Lisa Parker

Lisa Parker brings 30 years of experience in philanthropy and nonprofit management to her work with…

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What others have said...

Excellent ideas to share with our donor advised familes!

Community Foundation staff member

Fabulous ideas presented and delivered with passion and intelligence, including specific ideas for drawing families together in practical traditions.


Enjoyed hearing about the different techniques for getting involvement and buy-in of young people.


Presenters spoke at a good pace, lucidly and gave plenty of concrete examples. It was clear that there was a lot of collegiality among the speakers.


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