Trends in Family Philanthropy: A Conversation with NCFP Fellows Katherine Lorenz and Doug Bitonti Stewart

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This webinar features two of the field’s emerging leaders, former NCFP Fellows Katherine Lorenz & Doug Bitonti-Stewart. Doug and Katherine will reflect on a variety of issues they have explored with NCFP and will discuss important trends in the field at large. Moderated by NCFP President Ginny Esposito, their conversation highlights issues and topics of interest to all family funders, such as balancing individual interests with shared priorities, considering the role of general operating support in your grantmaking, taking risks, engaging the next generation, and learning from the legacy and values of the founding donors.

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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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Katherine Lorenz

Katherine Lorenz joined NCFP as a Senior Advisor in the fall of 2020. In her role,…

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Doug Bitonti Stewart

Doug Bitonti Stewart

Doug Bitonti Stewart is the first Executive Director of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher…

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What others have said...

As a first generation family foundation board it is helpful to learn from peers who have experience, wisdom and advice on best practices to manage the challenges and opportunities of operating across generations and geography.


It flowed nicely and the material was presented well.  I especially liked the survey at the beginning so I can understand where our Foundation fit in with others.


Practical and wide ranging examples, no matter what your level of experience or size.


Exellent webinar. I wanted to hear from older organizations who have thoughtfully dealt with the challenges and opportunities of operating across generations and geography.


Nice to have affirmation from those with more experience.  We are well on our way with many of the issues and responses discussed, but the perspectives and the resources were extremely useful.


Several practical tools/advice for better engagement across generations and geography.


We can explore some of the different tools that were used to reach out to next generation members


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