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This amazing event for youth philanthropists ages 12-21 and the adults who support them from across the Northeast, was held at Brandeis University, just west of Boston in Waltham, MA. Youth philanthropists were able to share their practices in giving and grantmaking, learn together with sessions built for youth and adults, and have fun! 200 attendess from 20 different organizations attended this event.

Check out the amazing schedule that was planned for this event with presenters of all ages from across the region and the nation! Questions? Email Katherine@youthphilanthropyconnect.org

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Sunday, November 20
 

9:30am

Registration Opens
Sunday November 20, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Brandeis University 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453

10:00am

Opening Plenary with Light Breakfast
Join us for a light breakfast with an opening welcome from our organizers and special opportunity to get to know one another led by Danielle Oristian York from 21/64, who will be using 21/64's Picture Your Legacy.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Scott

Katherine Scott

Youth Philanthropy Connect
Katherine joined the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation to lead Youth Philanthropy Connect as Program Director. Katherine is excited to have her career come full circle as she began her experience in philanthropy in high school as a Youth Advisory Council member and leader for In Youth... Read More →
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Sheryl Seller

Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy, Brandeis University
Sheryl Seller is Sillerman’s Assistant Director. She coordinates the Generous U prize that provides a 10,000 grant to young philanthropists on college campuses. She also manages Sillerman Center Fellowships, and coordinates of Sillerman events and communications. Sheryl sits on... Read More →
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Youth Philanthropy Connect Leadership Team

The Leadership Team is a board of youth advisors that contributes to the development of Youth Philanthropy Connect, which includes defining the strategies and approaches that will develop the program and the educational conferences, and the content of the programming for youth. Want... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Oristian York

Danielle Oristian York

21/64
Danielle Oristian York is the Managing Director at 21/64. She consults with multi-generational families, the next generation and their advisors on multigenerational engagement, financial literacy, and empowering the next generation. | | In addition to consulting, Danielle speaks... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Sherman Function Hall

10:30am

@Stake: An Exciting Role-Playing Simulation!
@Stake is a role-playing and tabletop card game that fosters democracy, empathy, and creative problem solving for civic issues. Planning issues often involve conflicting interests coupled with deep resentments and community divides. Building a new highway, for example, is seldom only a question of the highway's design, but the destiny of the land, the community, and individual residents.

@Stake has traveled across the United States from the UNDP to healthcare to participatory budgeting to democracy conferences to help leading decisionmakers get to know one another and discuss tough issues.

Speakers
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Engagement Lab @ Emerson College

The Engagement Lab is an applied research and design lab dedicated to reimagining civic engagement for a digital culture. We find new ways for communities to bring their voice forward, and new ways for institutions to respond. We work with partners to co-design solutions to the most... Read More →
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Becky Michelson

Becky Michelson is a Boston-based strategic partnerships lead and design-researcher for social impact initiatives at The Engagement Lab at Emerson College. She is passionate about how marginalized communities can leverage participatory design and storytelling methods. Her approach incorporates design-thinking, playfulness, and qualitative research. This is why her work broadly spans from media literacy game development to civic media network building and NGO capacity building. Trained in Cultural Anthropology at University of California Davis, Becky has applied her passion for applied ethnography to research studies on storytelling for social change. Her work has been published in media literacy and social computing journals. She has facilitated dozens of games and design-thinking strategy sessions for leadership with: the United Way, Greenpeace, the Participatory Budgeting Project, and and the Office of Science and Technology Policy under the Obama Administration. She managed the production of The Public En, The Engagement Lab at Emerson College
Becky is a project manager and researcher who specializes in civic media research and production. Becky coordinates the Boston Civic Media network as well as the second cohort of the City Accelerator by Living Cities. She also manages the digital development of the game for deliberative... Read More →
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Jordan Pailthorpe

Engagement Lab
Jordan is a producer and project manager who specializes in production of digital games for social change. Jordan has led the creative production of Risk Horizon and Unlocking Health, tow digital games made for the World Bank, as well as other web application based projects such as... Read More →



Sunday November 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:35am
Sherman Function Hall

11:45am

Adults: Problems and Solutions: Discussion-based Stories, Tips, Tricks, and Tools
Come prepared for an interactive discussion with questions or topics you want to work on together to support your youth engaged in philanthropy.  Leave with a network of adults engaged in this work and tools to support your biggest challenges and opportunities!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Ubaldino

Jennifer Ubaldino

Foundation for MetroWest
Program Officer, Jennifer Ubaldino, has overseen the region-wide Youth in Philanthropy program since she joined the Foundation for MetroWest in 2005. With over 15 years of youth leadership experience, Jennifer has successfully designed and implemented the Youth in Philanthropy... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Sherman Function Hall

11:45am

Youth 101: Discovering Your Passion in Philanthropy
This special session is for youth new to philanthropy! Learn how your passions can help change the world by using the great skills you already have!  Philanthropy allows a person or organization to focus on one issue--or a list of finite issues--and really understand the ins and outs of solving that problem. It is a big responsibility to help make sure change happens and can be a lot of fun---come join the fun!

Speakers
avatar for Youth & Staff of Aaron's Presents

Youth & Staff of Aaron's Presents

Aaron's Presents
It is our belief that when children are given the permission, knowledge and resources needed to plan out and execute their ideas, their actions can have a substantive, positive impact on other people in unique ways that are no longer attainable for adolescents and adults. Children... Read More →
avatar for Youth Philanthropy Connect Leadership Team

Youth Philanthropy Connect Leadership Team

The Leadership Team is a board of youth advisors that contributes to the development of Youth Philanthropy Connect, which includes defining the strategies and approaches that will develop the program and the educational conferences, and the content of the programming for youth. Want... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Levine Ross

11:45am

Youth 201: Better Understanding Nonprofits for Better Impact
You have been grantmaking to nonprofits, and now you want to better understand how they have impact and even how they operate! Come to this engaging session to learn more about nonprofit management, how nonprofits work, and how you can better understand them to be a better grantmaker and community member.  

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Hurley

Stephanie Hurley

Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy, Brandeis University
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Alexis Marion

Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation
Alexis met the Fox family when she was 12 years old as a foster youth. She has been around the foundation since its inception and its work has influenced her path. Alexis is the Program Officer for the Foundation, supporting grantees and serving as the advisor for the Foundation’s... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Geller

11:45am

Youth 201: Train the Trainer: Learn a Great Tool, 21/64's roleplay, and Telling your Philanthropy Story
The work of giving can be serious business, but it doesn’t always have to be. 21/64, in partnership with Youth Philanthropy Connect, created roleplay as a tool to help you leverage an often overlooked way to explore your role in philanthropy: play. You will gain awareness of how you act in different roles—both personally and as a funder--and even understand how to better tell your story of your path in philanthropy. Each youth philanthropy program will bring home enough roleplay kits so you can take what you learned and facilitate this tool for your peers!

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Oristian York

Danielle Oristian York

21/64
Danielle Oristian York is the Managing Director at 21/64. She consults with multi-generational families, the next generation and their advisors on multigenerational engagement, financial literacy, and empowering the next generation. | | In addition to consulting, Danielle speaks... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Lurias

12:55pm

Pizza Lunch: Youth Making a Difference & Defining Philanthropy
Learn how youth are making a difference and more about philanthropy!  Together, for a fun lunch, we will learn with students from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the world's first school dedicated solely to the study and teaching of philanthropy.  

Speakers
avatar for Brea

Brea

Youth Philanthropy Connect
Brea joins the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation as a Graduate Assistant to Youth Philanthropy Connect. She is currently completing her final year of Master’s work in philanthropic studies at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts... Read More →
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Pamela Larsen Clark

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Pamela Clark is currently serving as the director of Student Services and Admissions for the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She has been in this role since January of 2013, but has worked at IUPUI for fifteen years in various roles. She was the assistant director of Admissions... Read More →
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Erin Crowther

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Erin is a senior in the undergraduate Philanthropic Studies program, additionally pursuing certificates in Nonprofit Management and Events Management. After taking a trip to Kenya her freshman year of high school, Erin discovered her passion for wildlife conservation. In her future... Read More →
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Liz Raskopf

GMA Foundations
Liz joined GMA Foundations in October 2014. She serves as the foundation assistant to the Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust, the Herman and Frieda L. Miller Foundation, the A.C. Ratshesky Foundation, Sailors’ Snug Harbor of Boston, the Wellington Management Foundation, and an anonymous... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 12:55pm - 1:40pm
Sherman Function Hall

1:45pm

Merge (Youth + Adults): Talk to an Expert!
This session is for youth and adults. Together, in a merge session, you have the opportunity to consult directly with experts in the field. Rotate to talk with the five speakers listed as experts about the following topics:

Danielle Oristian York- The Role of Stories and Using Tools to Support Communication across the generations and Life Long Learning as Philanthropists
Jen Bokoff- YouthGiving.org site, data, and use!
Rachel Ogorek-  Trends in Family Philanthropy and Next Gen Involvement
Mary Phillips- Tools for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
John Oddy- Increasing Your Philanthropic Impact Through Focus and Passion: Getting Started.

Moderators
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Annie

Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation & Youth Philanthropy Connect
Annie Hernandez, Ph.D. serves as the Executive Director for the Frieda C. fox Family Foundation and has led the development of its special project, Youth Philanthropy Connect, which connects youth ages 8-21 involved in philanthropy through their families or a foundation with their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jen Bokoff

Jen Bokoff

Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Foundation Center
Jen Bokoff is the director of stakeholder engagement at Foundation Center. She develops partnerships and projects that build knowledge and strategy for grantmakers. She likes asking "so what?" to push Foundation Center's data-driven work to be as valuable and actionable as it can... Read More →
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John Oddy

Foundation Source
John Oddy, Senior Philanthropic Director at Foundation Source, is an expert in the field of philanthropy and private foundations. He helps clients accomplish their philanthropic goals in various ways including research, strategic planning, grant-making and evaluation, governance and... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Ogorek

Rachel Ogorek

National Center for Family and Philanthropy
Rachel Ogorek currently works as a Program Coordinator at the National Center for Family and Philanthropy. Prior to that she was in school completing her MA in Philanthropic Studies at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and her MPA in Nonprofit Management at the School of Public... Read More →
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Mary Phillips

GMA Foundations
Mary Phillips is a founding partner and President of GMA Foundations, where she has been working with individual donors, families and boards of trustees for over thirty years. She leads the firm’s consulting services and specializes in program design and assessment, planning for... Read More →
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Danielle Oristian York

21/64
Danielle Oristian York is the Managing Director at 21/64. She consults with multi-generational families, the next generation and their advisors on multigenerational engagement, financial literacy, and empowering the next generation. | | In addition to consulting, Danielle speaks... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Sherman Function Hall

1:45pm

Youth 101: Making Connections--Understanding Your Community System
Understanding how everything is connected can help you solve BIG problems across your community.  As a youth grantmaker, you have an amazing asset with a special perspective to be able to look at what is going on in your community and understand how you can make connections and bridges or even just understand big problems and solutions better.  In this session, you will learn systems thinking from awesome college youth philanthropists from Northeastern who are exited to share their experiential philanthropy approach!

Speakers
avatar for Akiera Gilbert

Akiera Gilbert

Social Impact Lab - Northeastern University
Akiera is a 4th year Human Services senior at Northeastern University with a concentration in Public Health and a minor in Global Social Entrepreneurship. She took a Strategic Philanthropy course in the Fall of 2014 and served as the Teaching Assistant for the course in the Fall of... Read More →
avatar for Allegra Mangione

Allegra Mangione

Social Impact Lab - Northeastern University
Allegra is a 4th year Human Services and International Affairs student at Northeastern University with a minor in Global Social Entrepreneurship. She took a Strategic Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management course in the fall of 2015 and is passionate about capacitating nonprofits to... Read More →
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David Reedy

Social Impact Lab - Northeastern University
David Reedy is a 5th year Environmental Studies and History Major at Northeastern University. He was exposed to the subject of socially-conscious international development during a Dialogue of Civilizations with Dr. Lori Gardinier in Costa Rica. David brings a perspective to the Social... Read More →
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Rebecca Riccio

Social Impact Lab - Northeastern University
Rebecca Riccio is the founding Director of The Social Impact Lab at Northeastern University, an innovation hub that bridges sectors, disciplines, and generations to facilitate knowledge building in the social impact arena. The Social Impact Lab houses several programs that Rebecca... Read More →
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Madison Uva

Social Impact Lab - Northeastern University
Madison is a 5th year Psychology senior, minoring in Human Services and Global Social Entrepreneurship at Northeastern University. During her time in college she has worked with adults with schizophrenia in Boston, women in India, and entrepreneurs in South Africa. She is inspired... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Lurias

1:45pm

Youth 201: Activist Bootcamp- Elevating Your Voice for Advocacy
Explore the power you have to make meaningful change in your community! In this interactive, teen-led session, you will think critically about 'power', learn about methods of change and hear about how young people have used their voice to make their communities a more just place. We hope you will leave feeling empowered and excited to do your own advocacy work in your home communities!

Speakers
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Iman Ali

Boston Mobilization
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Orly d'Ablemont Burnes

Boston Mobilization
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Mariko Dodson

Boston Mobilization
Mariko Dodson grew up in Boston and is proud to call both New England and Southern California home. As a 4th generation (Yonsei) Japanese American, Mariko feels pulled to the intersection of her multiracial heritages. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Occidental College, and her... Read More →
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Javier Orozco

Boston Mobilization
Javier Orozco works as a college intern with Boston Mobilization. He is a second year Sociology and Studio Art double major at Boston College. In his hometown of Los Angeles he has been involved with organizations including InnerCity Struggle, the YMCA, and the Brothers, Sons, Selves... Read More →
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Olivia Weiss

Boston Mobilization


Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Geller

1:45pm

Youth 201: Social Justice Philanthropy
The author Henry David Thoreau once said, “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil, to one who is striking at the root.” If you aspire to move beyond superficial, temporary fixes to deep, longstanding challenges, this session helps you explore ways to do that. This interactive session introduces attendees to the practice of social justice philanthropy in the United States. We will explore differences between traditional philanthropy or charity and social justice philanthropy and provide examples of what social justice philanthropy looks like in real places right now, examining funding in such areas as affordable housing, access to clean water, and environmental justice. We talk about why social justice philanthropy is especially relevant in an increasingly unequal society.

Speakers
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Susan Eaton

Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy, Brandeis University
Dr. Susan Eaton is Director of the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at Brandeis University’s Heller School. At the Sillerman Center, Susan and her colleagues host events and release publications that seek to inform, increase and enhance grantmaking to social... Read More →
avatar for Sheryl Seller

Sheryl Seller

Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy, Brandeis University
Sheryl Seller is Sillerman’s Assistant Director. She coordinates the Generous U prize that provides a 10,000 grant to young philanthropists on college campuses. She also manages Sillerman Center Fellowships, and coordinates of Sillerman events and communications. Sheryl sits on... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Levine Ross

2:50pm

Closing Activity
Speakers
avatar for Youth Philanthropy Connect Leadership Team

Youth Philanthropy Connect Leadership Team

The Leadership Team is a board of youth advisors that contributes to the development of Youth Philanthropy Connect, which includes defining the strategies and approaches that will develop the program and the educational conferences, and the content of the programming for youth. Want... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 2:50pm - 3:15pm
Sherman Function Hall

3:15pm

College Tours (Youth) & Continued Expert Discussion (Adults)
Youth: While on a college campus, why not get a tour?  See a dorm room and get a college tour with insights into Brandeis University and the college experience.

Adults: You are welcome to join the tour OR the experts will stay for continued discussions. 

Sunday November 20, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Brandeis University 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453