For youth by youth: Family foundations from a youth perspective
Youth engaged in family philanthropy, ages 12-21, and adults interested in hearing youth perspectives and learning tips for how best to engage them.
Giving with your family can be fun! Be inspired by the stories of a how a number of young people are involved in their family's philanthropy. Then, learn with your peers about how philanthropy can help you learn new skills, get to know your family better, enhance your community, and benefit causes you care about to make the world a better place. NOTE: You may wish to download our special discussion guide for youth with adults for use while viewing the replay for this session.
Also be sure to check out other sessions in this special youth webinar series:
Isabel Griffith began participating on the youth board of the Andrus Family Fund at age 14 in hopes of finding personal meaning, confidence, and focus through philanthropy. She is a current freshman at the University of Pennsylvania pursuing a major in Health and Societies, concentrating in either global or public health. She also hopes to complete a Spanish minor to aid her in possible future international health work. Throughout her high school years, philanthropy helped shape and focus her passions and beliefs. Philanthropy allowed her a voice and an importance that helped her become a better communicator, more effective leader, and more thoughtful person.
Justin McAuliffe helps to manage the special programs activities of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, including multiple sclerosis research and wellness programming, hospitality education, and family philanthropy. He is responsible for monitoring current grants and supporting the development, review, and presentation of grant proposals, for consideration by the Foundation board of directors. Prior to joining the Hilton Foundation, McAuliffe worked in digital marketing designing and building websites for corporate clients, and has also previously worked for Grameen America, helping to promote a social awareness campaign around their microlending activities in the US. He holds an undergraduate degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, and a certificate in International Relations from NYU.
Kylie Semel, a high school sophomore, first began serving as a member of the Junior Board of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation when she was 8 years old. As a junior board member she has made multiple grants and had the honor of sharing her experiences at Exponent Philanthropy's national conference. She is also a member of the Youth Philanthropy Connect leadership team. Kylie is passionate about the arts and children's education and is excited to continue to make an impact in those areas.
Mike Tracy has been active in philanthropy since the age of 13 working with his family foundation, Tracy Family Foundation. He has been an active youth committee member and participated in the foundation’s next generation grant programs. He is currently working as a Program Intern with Youth Philanthropy Connect. He has served as a member of the YPC Leadership Team since 2013. He is a sophomore at DePauw University where he studies Spanish and Economics, and is originally from St. Louis.