Generation next – Young donors inspiring a new generation of philanthropists

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The dream of many family foundation donors is to instill a lifelong love of philanthropy and giving back to future generations of one’s family. In some cases, this love of philanthropy translates into a desire on the part of younger family members to instill in others the joy that giving and philanthropy brings. This webinar shares the examples of young donors who have become leaders of organizations dedicated to inspiring and supporting a new generation of philanthropists. The webinar also includes a discussion of how involvement in their family’s philanthropy led them to choose this career path, what their organizations are doing to encourage new donors, and how they envision the future of this important work. Listen in on this motivating and practical conversation with several leaders from Generation Next!

Featured Speakers

Nini Meyer

Nini Meyer is the Founder/Director of PositiveTracks, a national, youth-centric non-profit that incentivizes young people to…

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Lana Volftsun

Lana Volftsun is the Executive Director of the One Percent Foundation, an organization that makes philanthropy accessible to…

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A. Sparks

Sparks (she/her) values and is deeply committed to promoting equity based on her experience as a queer,…

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What others have said...

Thanks so much for such an incredible call!! How amazing and completely inspiring to hear from these young leaders. They are truly role models and provide such wonderful guidance, resources and possibility for family philanthropy. I can’t wait to share their stories with our next gen family members!

Sharmila Rao Thakkar, Executive Vice President, The Siragusa Foundation

Excellent and engaging presenters – found very inspiring!


All of their stories of leadership development, self-discovery, as well as how they grew to learn more and educate themselves about the sector and their own family’s philanthropy were so inspiring – the initative and interest they took and roles they carved out for themselves is so worthy of sharing!


Sparks story was especially interesting and helpful as I work with a diverse audience. Also, Lana’s comment about “owning” the word philanthropist at age 12 was especially impactful as I help others to understand that they too can own this word.


I work for a regional association of grantmakers and found Allison Sparks’ presentation to be very relevant to two of our interests: diversity and preparing the next generation of grantmakers.


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