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Rachel Ogorek

Rachel Ogorek

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What do you do at NCFP?

I support NCFP’s programming, including: the monthly webinar series, the Family Giving Newsletter, and our various initiatives, networks, and events.

What are your favorites?

Barcelona, Spain or Krakow, Poland
Family Tradition
Family Tradition:
Going on family vacations, especially to northern Wisconsin or abroad
Issues focusing on the developing world including clean water initiatives, education access, and sustainable employment opportunities
Country and Adele
Traveling, spending time with friends and family, and taking in all of the things DC has to offer
Harry Potter. The Art of Racing in the Rain. Unbroken. Bossypants.

What is the next big trends in the field of family philanthropy?

One of the biggest issues that is starting to affect the field is the transition of foundations to the next generation. The world we live in now is more connected and technologically driven than previous generations. This will create new and exciting challenges as foundations move from place making organizations to more issue driven organizations.

What did you do before NCFP?

For the last two and a half years I was in school completing my MA in Philanthropic Studies at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and my MPA in Nonprofit Management at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Indiana. I also worked as a graduate assistant in the Center for Service Learning and helped engage the university and its resources in the community. Prior to graduate school I worked in Denver, Colorado for two years as at the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver as a Civic Engagement Coordinator for Bruce Randolph School.

What do you like most about your job?

The field of family philanthropy is so diverse. I really enjoy learning about all of the different areas of this work as well as learning about all of the different families and foundations.