At 21/64, we understand the unique skills and perspectives the next generation can bring to the philanthropic community. However, the prospect of engaging the next generation can be daunting.
Next-generation family members have grown up with access to broader opportunities fueled by information technology, increased diversity and global connectedness. The questions they ask, language they use, and even their values and priorities change the way the family communicates.
The more a family is able to see that “involving the kids” does not only mean adding children to an existing system, but rather shifting the family paradigm to become multigenerational – embracing what each generation brings to the table – the better prepared they will be for the next phase of the foundation’s evolution, and for meeting the needs of the 21st century.
Explore our Next Generation programming here.
Now recruiting for a new cohort of Grand Street, a network of 18-28 year olds who are involved or will be involved in their family philanthropy one day. Participants often feel respect for their inherited family legacy but are unsure about finding their own place in the multigenerational family context. Grand Street allows participants to explore questions of their Jewish identity, family responsibility and philanthropic opportunity in a safe space among peers. Participation in the network begins with a weekend retreat and is followed by optional activities including international site visits, volunteer service trips, and other learning and philanthropic opportunities initiated by members of the network. To find out more, email us at email@example.com or call 212.931.0129.
Amy Clarke, Ben Eyre, Sharna Goldseker,
and Michael Moody, Alliance, December 2013
Originally published in the December 2013 issue of Alliance magazine. The original article can be found here. For more information about subscribing to Alliance, please click here.
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