ECCF’s NextGen Philanthropy Initiative seeks to educate, engage, and connect Essex County’s next generation of philanthropic Leaders. Millennials and Gen X’ers will wield more philanthropic power than any generation before. These NextGen Donors are doers who desire to have a long-term impact on the community in which they live, work and raise families. ECCF wants to ensure that NextGen Donors have the knowledge, tools and support necessary to ensure long-term philanthropic impact.
The NextGen Philanthropy Initiative offers:
- NextGen donor education programs
- Resources, articles and information to inform giving
- Regional and community specific data
- Expert advice and insight about regional nonprofits
- Networking and connection to other NextGen donors
- Access to invitation-only Jeffersonian Dinners to discuss philanthropy and community
- Invitations to other ECCF donor events
Donor Learning Event: Engaging Your Children in Philanthropy
Feb. 1, 2017 (Snow Date: Feb. 2, 2017). 7-8:30pm
Shore Country Day School, Trustey Family Theatre. 545 Cabot St., Beverly, MA
This Donor Learning Event will engage donors of all ages, but will be viewed with a “Next Gen” lens. Ron Lieber will lead our session on the how, when and why to talk to kids about money and engaging them in philanthropy. As millennials and Gen-X aged parents raise their children to be compassionate, competent and caring adults, Ron will offer concrete tools and examples to help us think about how money and philanthropy help shape our children into thriving adults.
Tickets for this free event are available at www.shoreschool.tix.com. Questions may be addressed to ECCF: Keri-Ann Miserandino (email@example.com) at 978.777.8876 ext. 30; or Shore Country Day School: Annie Pfaff (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 978.402.3817.
About Ron Lieber
Ron Lieber is the "Your Money" columnist for The New York Times and author of The Opposite of Spoiled. Ron explains, "The foundation of the book is a detailed blueprint for the best ways to handle the basics: the tooth fairy, allowance, chores, charity, saving, birthdays, holidays, cell phones, checking accounts, clothing, cars, part-time jobs, and college tuition. It identifies a set of traits and virtues that embody 'the opposite of spoiled,' and shares how to embrace the topic of money to help parents raise kids who are more generous and less materialistic." But, says Lieber, The Opposite of Spoiled is also "a promise to our kids that we will make them better with money than we are. It is for all of the parents who know that honest conversations about money with their curious children can help them become more patient and prudent, but who don’t know how and when to start."
Many reviewers have praised Lieber's advice for families; for example, the Associated Press wrote, "The Opposite of Spoiled is flush with practical ways to incorporate money lessons into family life. . . . Lieber’s style is conversational and frank, with a sense of humor. . . . It’s rare to find a book about finance with so much heart."
This seminar is made possible because of the generosity of ECCF donors and the work of ECCF's NextGen Philanthropy Initiative which strives to educate, engage, and connect Essex County’s next generation of philanthropic leaders. The NextGen Committee works hard to ensure donors have the knowledge, tools and support necessary to ensure long-term philanthropic impact.