Engaging young adults and the next generation

Engaging Youth Peer Network: Connecting Across Generational Differences

Posted on April 26, 2022 by Barbara Randell

Oftentimes youth and adults communicate differently and can even have entirely different conversations while sitting at the same table. This can be challenging, particularly when a family is trying to make shifts in its strategy, grantmaking focus, or the way generations work together. Learn about the theory and practice of effective engagement across generations from Barbara Randell… Read More

Engaging Youth Peer Network: Talking about Money with Teen Friends with Iris Brilliant

Posted on February 25, 2022 by Iris Brilliant

Talking about money with friends is difficult, and yet the story of your foundation, its origin, and assets for grantmaking is all related to a money journey.  Join Iris Brilliant to hear her story as a grantmaker, partner, donor advisor, activist, and coach. Iris’s life mission is to support people with wealth to move money to social justice, and to… Read More

Emerging Family Leaders in Philanthropy: Navigating Cross-Generational Relationships and Cultivating Personal Leadership

Posted on February 10, 2022 by Ashley Duchossois Joyce, Ellie Frey Zagel

It can be challenging to be a leader in a family philanthropy context, particularly as a member of the next generation. How can you share your skills, expertise, or experience to add value to your family’s work and gain the trust of other board members? Join Ashley Joyce and Ellie Frey Zagel for a discussion about building leadership within family… Read More

Engaging Youth Peer Network: Impact, Leadership and Diversity in Philanthropy, a Conversation with Carmela Castellano-Garcia

Posted on December 23, 2021 by Carmela Castellano-Garcia

This special interactive event is for young grantmakers from your families (approximately ages 8-21). Two philanthropic teens will facilitate a conversation with Castellano Family Foundation President Carmela Castellano-Garcia. Hear about the foundation and its impact as well as Carmela’s own leadership journey. Carmela’s role includes promoting the importance of diversity in philanthropy and of investing in the Latino community. Bring… Read More

Making Space for Youth Leadership

Posted on December 9, 2021

There are many different strategies and formats to engage the next generation of youth in family philanthropy. Yet in all cases, younger members of the next generation need opportunities to take leadership roles that help them learn new skills, gain relevant experience in philanthropy, and hone their own practices and interests before taking on leadership as adults. Join us for… Read More

Engaging Youth Peer Network: Power, Privilege, and Navigating Family Philanthropy

Posted on September 23, 2021 by A. Sparks

This special interactive event is for teen grantmakers or rising youth from your families (approximately ages 8-21) and the adults who support them. Join this conversation with Sparks, CEO of her family’s foundation, about navigating family, power, privilege, and the philanthropy field.  During this discussion, we will have time to learn from her journey, discuss the work of Masto Foundation,… Read More

Community Foundation Spark Session: Supporting Young Changemakers

Posted on September 20, 2021 by Nithin Jilla, Avani Narang, Hilary Hamm, Kristin Giant

The rising generations inspire us with their passion and skills for making a difference in the world. And they confound us with how they do so—crowdfunding and peer-led events, advocacy and political action, impact investing and shareholder activism, international development, starting a B Corp, and more. Yes, even tax-deductible gifts when charities actually earn their trust. How do these young… Read More

Engaging Youth Peer Network: Learning and Connecting Teen Grantmakers Together

Posted on July 28, 2021 by Alexis Marion

This special interactive event is for teen grantmakers or rising youth from your families (approximately ages 8-21) and the adults who support them. Join two teens from two family foundations about engaging in philanthropy and connecting your passions with your goals for changing the world. Alexis Marion from Frieda C. Fox Foundation will share her family’s experiences and models for… Read More

Legacy in Family Philanthropy: A Modern Framework

Posted on May 16, 2021 by Shira Saperstein, Janice Simsohn Shaw

Adult hand holding child's hand - legacy
Legacy is a fundamental consideration in the practice of effective family philanthropy, yet it remains one of the most ambiguous and often overlooked concepts in our field. Many families approach legacy with a retrospective lens—one that reflects on a philanthropic effort across a number of years or even generations. However, legacy is emergent and iterative. It ought to be considered… Read More