Philanthropists at all levels are giving with their children – and even their grandchildren! Giving together lets you share family values, influence how a younger generation thinks about and deals with personal finances, and pass on life lessons. Join us to learn:
- Which tools are most effective in introducing young people to giving
- How to have a conversation about family values (when the kids seem glued to their iPads)
- How to structure meetings, and site visits, so that everyone learns and contributes, and
- If you are a nonprofit trustee or staff member, how to engage these multigenerational family groups in volunteerism and other cultivation opportunities
Elizabeth B. Wagner
Elizabeth B. Wagner works closely with philanthropists and their families to help them achieve efficient, high-impact giving, and advises on long-term strategy issues for the Princeton Area Community Foundation’s donor-advised and nonprofit fund holders. She also serves as technical resource on gifting issues, including the use of complex assets. Elizabeth contributes to thought leadership through speaking engagements, working with boards of trustees, conferences, and in seminars for individuals and families. She works with nonprofits on issues including governance, spending policies, and trustee roles and responsibilities. A community connector, Elizabeth engages a network of professional advisors and other gifting and grantmaking resources across the region. Prior to her appointment at the Community Foundation, Elizabeth worked for development and strategy consulting firm J. C. Geever, Inc., headquartered in New York City, with a practice encompassing a wide variety of nonprofit organizations in education, social and youth service, arts, health care and other areas. Her experience includes substantial work in major gifts, strategic and development planning, operational and governance issues. Elizabeth is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ New York chapter. She is a long-time member of the Program Committee for Fund Raising Day in NY, the nation’s largest one-day conference on fundraising, and chaired that conference in 2011. She holds a BA from Smith College, completed a CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) certification in 2008, and has completed additional coursework in philanthropy and related disciplines through The American College of Financial Services.