Rebecca Balter

Advisor, Cast Iron Skillet Fund

Rebecca Balter is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina. With her extended family spread across the US, connection was often fostered through the shared value of giving back. Although her family instilled a legacy of philanthropy, her involvement with Resource Generation over the past six years has helped her shape and articulate her personal interest in social justice philanthropy, and her belief in the role of community organizing in creating lasting change. As a member of Resource Generation, she served as the leader of her local chapter in 2013, and sat on the planning committee for RG’s Transforming Family Philanthropy conference in 2015. Rebecca is currently a co-chair of her family foundation’s next-gen committee, and is working on creating a donor-advised fund, with her mother, at her local community foundation. A significant part of this process has been creating a socially responsible investment option to house the fund’s assets in a manner consistent with its environmental focus. Rebecca is also a member of Funding Queerly, a giving circle of young donors funding small, largely POC-led, LGBT organizations.


Changemakers: National networks engaging next gen philanthropic leaders

Posted on March 17, 2016 by Andrea Zucker, Biz Ghormley, Brendan Adams, Iris Brilliant, Manuela Arciniegas, Mary Galeti, Rebecca Balter, Katie Scott

Family foundation boards are expected to see a period of unprecedented change over the next few years, with a new generation of philanthropists poised to take over leadership roles. It's more important than ever that we provide emerging philanthropic leaders with a variety of networking opportunities and resources to allow them to effectively address the most pressing social issues… Read More