Engaging the Next Generation of Family Philanthropists

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
12:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
1400 16th Street NW Suite 740
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Family Philanthropy Affinity Group: Engaging the Next Generation of Family Philanthropists

Eligible to attend: Staff and trustees of family foundations
WRAG Members: Free. Log-in to register.

Non-Members: $20.14. Contact Rebekah Seder at seder@washingtongrantmakers.org to register.
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“Millennials” and “Gen Xers” are the next cohort of philanthropic leaders, and many are beginning to engage in their families’ own philanthropic efforts. Recent research, like the #NextGenDonors report, has highlighted how younger people’s approach to giving varies from their parents’ and grandparents.’ Family foundations that engage the next generation of trustees have the opportunity to bring diversity of thought to their giving. But at the same time, these transitions bring their own unique challenges.
Join us for a lunch discussion with next gen leader Mary Galeti, who serves as vice chair of her own family's foundation, about both the promise and the challenges of philanthropy that crosses multiple family generations and how families can effectively navigate these transitions. 
Mary Galeti serves as the Executive Director and Vice Chair of the Tecovas Foundation. The Tecovas Foundation funds social innovation and entrepreneurship by focusing on building community, leveraging new service models and sustainable economic development both domestically and internationally. A member of the board of trustees since 2000, Mary has led Tecovas to develop a concrete vision to increase the foundation’s capacity and effectiveness. Mary serves as a Global Board member of the Global Shapers, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellowship Program. 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, Advisors in Philanthropy, and The Nexus Global Youth Summit on Social Innovation and Philanthropy at the United Nations. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she and her husband live in Washington.
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