Jennifer Touchet is the Vice President of Personal & Family Philanthropy at the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Since 2013, she has led the Next Gen Donor Institute and Alumni Network for 25–40 year old emerging philanthropic leaders. Most recently, the foundation’s Center for Family Philanthropy began donor initiatives that include youth. She specializes in multi-generational giving, family dynamics and is part of 21/64’s trainer network. Additionally, she stewards a portfolio of families who are part of the Center.
Jennifer serves on the advisory committee of NCFP’s Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network. She is a graduate of Duke and UPenn, holds a Master’s in Oral History, and brings 20+ years of experience in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.
The demand for philanthropic advice is increasing, spurred in part by historic wealth creation, intergenerational transfer of wealth and aspirations for purpose-driven lives and businesses. Moreover, we are witnessing a rising numbers of donors and their families leveraging diverse philanthropic vehicles and tools. Community foundations are well-positioned to provide best in class advice and accordingly, are eager to explore how… Read More
Experience from community foundations that closely advise multigenerational family philanthropists tell us that this work is more an art than science. As community foundations become more donor- and community-driven, it necessitates different skills and abilities of its donor services teams and leaders. On this Spark Session, hear from your community foundation peers about different staffing structures, training, and individual characteristics… Read More
NCFP and its Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network are hosting four sessions at the 2016 conference of the Advancement Network in New Orleans. Navigating Family Philanthropy Trends Monday 3:00-4:15 CDT Breakout Session You’ve developed a portfolio of donor-advised funds that will engage families in the future. But will those families’ expectations and goals be the same in 10 or 20… Read More
Among the emerging requests of community foundations is how to help their philanthropic families engage the next generation of donors. As such, community foundations have a unique opportunity to shape how philanthropy is practiced in their communities. This webinar will explore ways a community foundation leverages its own knowledge on effective giving and local issues to educate future philanthropists to… Read More
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