Director of Client Engagement
Adina Schwartz is a speaker, consultant and peer network convener working with individuals, families, and organizations on multigenerational engagement in philanthropy and family enterprise. She also facilitates the annual NextGenDonors and Grand Street Retreats for next generation funders seeking to become more purposeful, values-aligned, and strategic in their philanthropic decision-making.
Adina’s professional experiences highlight the diversified skillset she honed throughout her career – first as a private sector C.O.O., later as a nonprofit program director where she oversaw millennial programming, and most recently, as an international consultant for a Berlin-based tech think tank. After cementing her interest in next gen engagement, Adina returned to graduate school where she studied generational trends in philanthropy, with a focus on millennials.
As 21/64’s Director of Client Engagement, Adina brings her research-guided approach to her work with clients, and uses her multisector experience to help next generation funders uncover their philanthropic identity and achieve impact. She is also the touchpoint for new and prospective clients, helping them to navigate the organization’s diverse array of offerings and identify effective pathways of engagement. Adina lives in New York City where she enjoys reading in coffee shops with comfy chairs and listening to all things NPR.
Education & Affiliations
- Master of Public Policy in Nonprofit Management, Hertie School of Governance. Berlin, Germany.
- The Role of Innovation in Enhancing NGOs Sustainability Graduate Summer Scholarship Program, Higher School of Economics. Moscow, Russia.
- Honors Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, York University. Toronto, Canada.
- Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education, BoardSource.