Richard Marker

Co-founder, Wise Philanthropy

Richard Marker is a 3rd generation family funder. His firm, Wise Philanthropy, provides strategy and evaluation advisory service to funders around the world. He also teaches in two university programs exclusively for philanthropists, foundations, and families: at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy and at New York University’s Program in Funder Education (previously known at the Academy for Funder Education). Marker is a popular speaker in the field, having spoken in 39 countries on 5 continents, and in 40 of the United States. His blog is often syndicated. Marker is the author of Saying ‘Yes’ Wisely: Insights for the Thoughtful  Philanthropist and has been interviewed and quoted by many prominent publications.


Voices from the Field

Why “Next-Gen” Misses the Point

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Richard Marker

There is something not quite right when people who have demonstrated leadership roles in other settings, have successful careers, and in many cases are well along raising their own children, are still considered to be too young for the decision-making circle of the family. Too often they are all lopped together as “next gens”… Read More