21st Century Philanthropic Pipelines for Twentysomethings
Board members, staff, advisors, and donors in family philanthropy.
How do we inspire and prepare the best generation of philanthropic leaders for the field and for our family work? Now in NCFP’s 20th year, we’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a 20-something philanthropist in the 21st century. This webinar will feature a discussion among early career family philanthropists, showcasing successful strategies for strengthening philanthropic engagement. The speakers will share their experiences of aging out of junior board eligibility and how participating in activities like internships, advisory boards, and more, have helped them to stay engaged and mature in their philanthropic identity.
Adam Rockefeller Growald is a speaker and writer on practical philosophy, modern spirituality, and conscious philanthropy. He is also an advisor to leading companies on their strategy, branding, and organizational alignment, having worked at Bain & Company and Lippincott, and as an independent consultant. Adam serves on the boards of the Rockefeller Family Fund, the David Rockefeller Fund, and the Growald Family Fund, and is a member of the Global Philanthropists Circle of Synergos. He is a systems thinker and human potential optimist, and is committed to creating a joyful and spiritually connected world. A philosopher both at heart and by training—he holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Princeton University—Adam is a student of many traditions, and an avid explorer of the world. (Rockefeller Family Fund; David Rockefeller Fund; Growald Family Fund)
Alexis Marion, in addition to being a trustee, is the Program Officer and Junior Board Advisor at the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation in Studio City. She oversees the grantmaking at the Foundation, and is privileged to guide the Junior Board members, ages 8-21, in making grants every year totaling more than $80,000. As a former LA County foster youth, she is a staunch advocate for transition age and underserved youth, and continues to teach free SAT classes for their benefit. Alexis holds a B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University and a M.A. in Nonprofit Management at Antioch University, Los Angeles.
Carver Murphy was born and raised outside of Reading, PA, where he began his work in philanthropy by serving on Berk's County Community Foundation’s (BCCF) Youth Advisory Committee. When he arrived in State College to attend Penn State, Carver helped to establish and advise the Centre PACT (Philanthropic Actions Created by Teens) program at the Centre Foundation in State College, PA, based on the work he had done for BCCF. In 2015 he worked for PA State Senator Judy Schwank in her local office and in 2016 he was the assistant campaign manager for Adam Hinds, now a freshman state senator in Massachusetts. In 2017 Carver worked with the Centre County Planning Office cataloging historical resources in Milesburg, PA. Now a Penn State graduate, Carver is giving tours of Penn State and working on some other independent projects.
McQuillin Murphy was born and raised outside of Reading, PA, where he began his interest in philanthropy at the Berks County Community Foundation. In high school, he served on BCCF’s Youth Advisory Committee. McQuillin continued his passion for youth philanthropy by helping to establish and advise the Centre PACT (Philanthropic Actions Created by Teens) program at the Centre Foundation in State College, PA. In 2015 and 2016, he interned with the Council on Foundations global philanthropy program. McQuillin also sat on the advisory board for the Foundation Center’s youth philanthropy site, YouthGiving.org. Now a Penn State graduate, McQuillin is interning with Penn State’s vice president for development and alumni relations.
What participants said:
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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!
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