Whittier Trust presents an overview on how to build a family foundation that will provide a strong family legacy while maintaining continuity. This webinar offers insight on how to formalize a family foundation, the different roles each generation of your family plays, how to use grant-making as a positive training tool and other helpful best practices.
The discussion incorporated real-life scenarios to show how:
- Philanthropy can be an excellent training ground for NextGens to learn about financial and business analysis.
- Engaging in philanthropy can offer a safe and neutral space for young family members to demonstrate responsibility and acumen.
- Intentional philanthropy goes beyond doing good for your community, and how it can strengthen interpersonal ties, bridge generations and build a family’s legacy.
- After the sale of a family business, formalized philanthropy provides a reason to meet, collaborate and promote shared values.
Whittier Trust’s Ashley Fontanetta, Vice President, Philanthropic Services; Channing Grigsby, Vice President, Philanthropic Services; and David Shaw, Publishing Director, Family Business Magazine, provide an overview and best practices for NextGen philanthropy and family continuity.
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