Making Space at The Table: Welcoming New Voices to Your Family Giving
Board members, staff, advisors, and donors in family philanthropy.
There are so many ways to welcome new voices into your family giving to enhance your own giving and family impact. Having others engaged can enhance diversity, inclusion, help your own family, and introduce new ideas and perspectives for impact. Hear from families who have found creative ways to engage non-family board members, the next generation, and community input. Leave with strategies to overcome barriers and create opportunities for leadership to ensure that these new voices and needs are heard.
Michael Brunker serves as the Executive Director of the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA. Michael was born as raised in Detroit, but moved to San Diego to pursue an assistant basketball coach position at San Diego State in 1980. Prior to joining the YMCA, Michael founded the San Diego Regional Police Athletic League, now known as STAR/PAL. Michael received his B.A in Political Science and Certificate in Secondary Education from the University of Detroit, as well as completed Harvard’s Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management program. Michael has received numerous certificates, including Fundraising Management and the YMCA Organizational Leader certificate. He serves his community in various capacities, including Board Member of San Diego Rotary Club 33 and President of Amateur Athletic Union of The United States. Michael’s ability to form strategic collaborations and attract others to support common goals is exemplified in his new and improved YMCA 50,000 square foot facility. Well known as a role model in the community, Michael discovers areas of need and seeks to provide support and develop programs that address those needs.
Valerie Jacobs Hapke is a board member of the Jacobs Family Foundation and Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation. Valerie is the founder of Valerie Jacobs Consulting, dedicated to providing direct consultation support to individual philanthropists and family foundations. In addition, Valerie is a nationally-known speaker and has created a series of workshops for women of wealth and wealthy families dealing with both philanthropy and family dynamics. She has been a licensed psychotherapist since 1979, specializing in the effects of wealth on relationships and personal well-being, and has worked in the field of philanthropy since 1994. Valerie holds a bachelor of arts degree in physical anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a masters of education from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. Valerie is married to Norm Hapke, and they have two children.
Joel Luedtke is Program Director at the Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation. Joel serves as the point person for the Foundation’s Student-Centered Learning grantmaking strategy, and has primary responsibly for the Foundation’s overall impact and evaluation efforts. Joel also has considerable experience in adult workforce development. He managed the Phillips Sectoral Employment Initiative, and currently serves on the board of the Minneapolis St. Paul Workforce Innovation Network (MSPWin). Prior to joining the Foundation in 2007, Joel served as the Director of the Minnesota Council of Churches’ Refugee Services program. He supervised a multi-ethnic staff of 14 that provided a range of services to new refugee arrivals. Joel earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gustavus Adolphus College. He is a proud “Northeaster” and lives with his family in Minneapolis’ Audubon Park neighborhood.
Justin Maxson manages the overall operations of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, leads staff in developing strategy and initiatives to accomplish its mission and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors. Before joining MRBF, Justin served for 13 years as President of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), a multi-strategy community economic development organization based in Berea, Kentucky. There, he managed strategy development, fundraising and programs, including small enterprise lending and technical assistance solutions, energy efficiency support strategies and targeted research and policy efforts. Prior to his work at MACED, he was founding Executive Director of the Progressive Technology Project. He has a master’s degree from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky, both in Anthropology.
Katy Rees is the Executive Director at The Moniker Foundation - a private, family foundation based in Colorado Springs. Katy is a third-generation family member involved with the Foundation, and she was the Foundation’ s first hired staff.
Katherine Scott is program director for the National Center for Family Philanthropy. She supports giving families, engaging the next generation, and a community foundation network. Prior to this role, Katherine led a national network about engaging the next gen for a family foundation. She has worked at other foundations in organizational effectiveness, training nonprofit leaders, and scholarship and other awards to individuals. 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. A native of Illinois, Katherine lives in DC with her son Henry and husband Michael.
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