Midwest Family Foundation Webinar | Cultivating Next Gen Leaders

Thursday, May 17, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
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It is a common challenge for family foundations - how do you engage the next generation to ensure the smooth transition in leadership when the time comes?  Join this webinar to hear from the experts on national trends, data, and research on this topic as well as from your peers who have successfully engaged their next generation leaders.

Unable to attend the live webinar?  Register now and receive the recording and slides after the webinar has completed.


Ellie Frey-Zagel, trustee, Frey Foundation

Ellie Frey Zagel, President and Founder of Successful Generations. Successful Generations is a community for people who are part of the next generation, or rising generation, of a family business, family philanthropy, and family wealth. Ellie Frey Zagel is 3rd Generation, Vice Chair and Trustee of her family's foundation the Frey Foundation based in Grand Rapids, MI.  Philanthropic since her early teens, Ellie personally supports worthy causes domestically and internationally.  Ellie earned her Bachelor's degree in international relations and economics from Boston University and has certificates in Family Business and Family Wealth Advising from the Family Firm Institute.

Michael Moody, frey foundation chair, Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Michael Moody is the Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. Michael works to expand both the practice and the public understanding of family philanthropy. Trained as a cultural sociologist, with a Ph.D. from Princeton, Dr. Moody is co-author of the books Understanding Philanthropy: Its Meaning and Mission, The Philanthropy Reader, and Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving. He is a frequent speaker and sought-after commentator on philanthropic trends whose work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chronicle of Philanthropy, and many others.


CMF Members: $35
Nonmembers: $50


May 17, 2018 at 12 Noon EST


Programming: Arielle Milton via email or call 313-566-2444
Registration: Denise Temple via email or call 616-850-2136

This webinar series is presented in collaboration with Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Philanthropy Ohio, Council of Michigan Foundations, and Forefront. Together, these regional associations hope to harness and share the collective expertise of each state’s leading philanthropic organizations and trusted community partners.  Designed for staff and/or trustees affiliated with non-staffed or small-staffed family foundations, eager to find new ways of thinking smarter and performing better when it comes to their grantmaking.

2018 Midwest Family Foundation Webinar Series

February 8, 2018 | Intent vs. Impact: Determing Donor Intent, (hosted by Indiana Philanthropy Alliance)
May 17, 2018 | Cultivating Next Gen Leaders, (hosted by Council of Michigan Foundations)
August 9, 2018 | Collaborating to Make Big Funding Priorities Real, (hosted by Philanthropy Ohio)
December 13, 2018 | Balancing Personal and Family Philanthropy, (hosted by Forefront)


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