Shirley Fredricks is a trustee and former executive director of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation in Los Angeles. Over the past 25 years, Shirley has been deeply engaged in virtually every important movement in the country to educate and inspire family foundation trustees and next generation family members. Among many other honors, Shirley was a founding board member of the National Center for Family Philanthropy.

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Leveraging Small Grants for Big Impact

Posted on December 14, 2017 by Kenji Treanor, Patricia Douglas, Shirley Fredricks, Carmela Castellano-Garcia

Domino effect. Snowballing. Chain reaction. Ripple effect. Reverberation. There are plenty of ways to describe this simple truth: small actions can have big results. This webinar will feature the stories of foundations that have created out-sized impact with their relatively small grants. Whether it’s health care, education, or the environment, the foundations and funds featured in this webinar have harnessed… Read More

What Donors Want

Posted on February 8, 2007 by Deanne Stone, Jan McElwee, Shirley Fredricks

With the creation of new family foundations, donor-advised funds, and supporting organizations still flourishing, many advisors to today’s donors (and often donors themselves) wonder, ‘What kind of information/ assistance/ inspiration/ support do new founding donors want these days?’ Advisors benefit from knowing what the concerns of new donors are, and new donors benefit from understanding what other donors are seeking… Read More

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