Changemakers: National networks engaging next gen philanthropic leaders
Board members, staff, advisors, and donors in family philanthropy.
We are pleased to offer guest registrations for individuals interested in learning more about engaging the next generations of family philanthropists. To join us for this event, please complete our simple guest registration form. You will receive instructions for joining the call approximately two days prior to the event.
Brendan Adams, a high school freshman, is a junior board member for the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation, located in the great state of Texas. Brendan first began his philanthropy training in the Spring of 2014 with his first of many site visits. As his passion for philanthropy grew, he attended his first Youth Philanthropy Connect (YPC) conference shortly after and became a member of the Leadership Team in 2014. Brendan has helped plan YPC's regional gathering in Houston, TX and is now helping plan the YPC 2016 International Conference in Anaheim, CA. Brendan has used the tools he has learned through YPC and applied those skills towards his role with the Junior Board, by recently choosing to fund 6 non-profits in the Laredo, Texas area. The first of many milestones!
Manuela Arciniegas is the Senior Program Associate for the Andrus Family Fund and brings over 14 years of experience in youth organizing, community outreach, and cultural arts education. She is currently a Next Generation Fellow with Hispanics in Philanthropy, a member of the Steering Committee of the New York City Chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, a Public Humanities Fellow at the National Council of the Humanities and a Magnet Presidential Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center where she obtained a masters in Ethnomusicology and is currently conducting dissertation research on the music and culture of Afro-Caribbean religious communities. Her research interests lie in the intersection between empowerment, low-income people of color communities, and Caribbean drum music. Manuela has worked as an adjunct professor of Caribbean music at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and has been working as an educator in cultural arts and environmental justice with organizations like Sustainable South Bronx, the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, Mothers on the Move, BronxWorks, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, The Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diaspora Institute, CityLore, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and others.
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.
Iris Brilliant is the National Organizer And Coordinator of Family Philanthropy at Resource Generation. She grew up in the Marin County, CA and currently lives in Oakland, CA. She was a part of the RG Bay Area Leadership Team, where she formed the first ever Jewish Praxis group, which explored the intersection of class privilege and Jewish identity and history. Iris has been engaged in institutional philanthropy and family giving for over a decade. After attending numerous philanthropy conferences as one of a few young adults, she realized the need for a stronger nextgen presence in philanthropy. She is passionate about supporting the leadership development of young adults in the philanthropic world and their implementation of social change values into philanthropy. In her spare time, she sings with a folk band, studies somatic coaching, practices Hatha yoga, reads magical realism and instigates conversations about money with strangers.
Mary Galeti serves as the Vice-Chair of the Tecovas Foundation which funds social innovation and entrepreneurship by focusing on leveraging new service models. Mary served on the Board of the Council on Foundations. Mary also serves as a member of the Board of the Global Shapers. She is the Vice-Chair of the StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellowship Program. She was recently named a Babson Senior Fellow on Social Innovation. She has spoken on the issues of generational transition and leadership cultivation in philanthropy and the nonprofit space at many venues, including the Council on Foundations, the White House, the UN, and Nexus.
Biz Ghormley brings over a decade of experience in non-profits and philanthropy to EPIP. Analytical and passionate, she began her career on the front lines of justice as a bilingual investigator for the Bronx Defenders. Biz has since leveraged her skills building relationships and weaving story, strategy and data to fundraise millions of dollars, co-lead national member networks, design and run events and campaigns, and improve systems within organizations of all sizes. She grew her entrepreneurial skill-set at Digital Democracy, one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies”, and has worked as a consultant and team member at a range of social service, legal and arts organizations. A former Starting Bloc Fellow and member of Coro Leadership New York, Biz holds a BA from Wesleyan University and a MS from NYU.
Katherine Scott joined the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation to lead Youth Philanthropy Connect. Katherine came to the Foundation from the Boston Foundation, where she managed an online platform for donors profiling best practices of nonprofits and building the capacity of nonprofit leaders. Previously, she has worked at other foundations in organizational effectiveness, training nonprofit leaders, and donor services. Katherine is excited to have her career come full circle as she began her experience in philanthropy in high school as a Youth Advisory Council member and leader. She holds a BA from Wittenberg University and an MA in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and MPA in Nonprofit Management from SPEA from Indiana University, Indianapolis. Katherine serves as the due diligence chair and a board member of a private foundation, SheGives, and on the Lilly Family School Alumni Board. Katherine lives in Boston.
Andrea Zucker is the Outreach Coordinator of Nexus Global Youth Summit. She is also a writer, activist, and social impact investor who believes that each of us should harness our personal gifts to find our best ways to give. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, her parents modeled the importance of community involvement from her earliest days and taught her that her role as a human being is to help repair the world in whatever ways possible. Andrea was shaped by early experiences in community activism through Youth Service Charleston and Operation Understanding and went on to work in the nonprofit world professionally with The Coastal Community Foundation, United Way of America, and United Way International. She also works with the InterTech Group, Inc. a privately owned company that incorporates philanthropy and community involvement into its corporate philosophy. Andrea taught briefly in the DC public school system and is passionate about equal access to educational resources. She is also devoted to creating a safer and better environment through reducing dependence on oil and innovating in the clean energy sector and serves on the board of SAFE, Securing America’s Future Energy.
What participants said:
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The Family Philanthropy Webinar series is a wonderful resource, allowing us to "attend" sessions from all over and to share materials with other members of our foundation. The transcripts of the sessions are also a valuable resource. Thank you for these Webinars.
NCFP webinars are an effective way for me to be stimulated and educated. I always expect excellent presenters and up to date information from NCFP, and have not been disappointed with these webinars. The recent one discussing women and philanthropy was very timely as women grow in their capacity and leadership roles in philanthropy. Thank you NCFP!
The National Center has been an indispensable source of wisdom, tools, and best practices for my clients on matters ranging from advancing intergenerational leadership transition strategies to building effective websites to creating discretionary grant making guidelines.
These webinar events are the most valuable as part of our SECF membership... we access current experts on the topics pertinent to family foundations...and we remain in our office!.... no travel expenses or conference fees... and we can access this information at a future time for our Board. A win-win for all of us who are so busy but are eager to stay current and networked.
I have attended many of NCFP's webinar and always walk away with new ideas that expand my knowledge of family philanthropy. The content is always amazing, well-structured and full of different perspectives. I especially love the stories told by presenters of their families journey within philanthropy and how they are impacting communities.
Creating Effective Next Gen Boards was by far the best webinar I have experienced. The material was well put together, well presented, easy to follow, and very engrossing! The youth on the webinar were very articulate and experienced and provided a unique insight into the benefits and pitfalls in involving 8 year-olds and up in family philanthropy, i.e. the younger we start, the better and easier it is for everyone! Thanks for this webinar!
I have participated for years in the Family Philanthropy Webinar Series, which has been a tremendous value-add for our subscription to NCFP Friends of the Family! This just keeps getting better and better with each passing month, and I'm so very impressed with the caliber of presentations and the organization behind them! Best webinar series in the field!