Midwest Family Foundation Webinar Series | Preparing New Generations to Serve on Family Foundation Boards

Thursday, February 20, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Members: $35.00
Non-Members: $50.00
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Family foundations have some of the strongest values for philanthropic giving, and many of those values endure through generations of family involvement. But how do you best prepare new generations to serve on a foundation's board? Join IPA and Ball Brothers Foundation Program Officer, Jenna Wachtmann, for a webinar about working with multiple generations to prepare them for grantmaking and giving through a foundation. We will highlight Ball Brothers Associate Director Program which provides an opportunity for family members to become acquainted with the grantmaking process, see the foundation and board in action, and determine whether the board meeting schedule is feasible. This opportunity lets individuals explore, in advance, if they are a good fit for the board.

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


Jenna Wachtmann, Program Officer, Ball Brothers Foundation 

Jenna joined the Ball Brothers Foundation staff in 2014 after working in fundraising and program development for social service agencies in St. Louis and Indianapolis. She also completed an internship with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Innovation. She is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and holds both a certificate in nonprofit management from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI and an executive master of arts degree in philanthropic studies from the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Her responsibilities at BBF include researching funding requests, reviewing grant proposals, conducting site visits, and managing special projects.


CMF Members: $35
Nonmembers: $50


February 20, 2020 at 12 Noon EST


Programming: Dondre Young via email or call 313-566-2443
Registration: Denise Temple via email or call 616-850-2136

This webinar series is presented in collaboration with Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Philanthropy Ohio and Council of Michigan Foundations. 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.

2020 Midwest Family Foundation Webinar Series

02/20/2020 | Preparing New Generations to Serve on Family Foundation Boards (Hosted by Indiana Philanthropy Alliance)
05/21/2020 | Top Ten Tips for Navigating Red Flags Leading a Private Foundation (Hosted by Council of Michigan Foundations)
11/12/2020 | Succession Planning (Hosted by Philanthropy Ohio)


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